Oversized plates are required for designs that are full bleed and use plate stamping or non-printed techniques. A design is considered full bleed if it comes with in 0.25” of the edge of the card. Plate-required techniques include but are not limited to: Foil stamping, deboss, emboss, letterpress, and thermography. If the design comes with in 0.25” of the edge of the card a larger plate is required to be crafted to accurately complete the print job. If you require full bleed for our plate-required or non-printed techniques, please be sure to select this option on our price calculator or the displayed price will not be accurate. Full bleed design is a very elegant way to enhance your card. By having design elements that extend to the edges of the card it allows for more space to be used in the design.