Help with a bleed / stroke


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Hi there,

This is my first post on this forum, so bare with me if I'm a bit newbie :)

I have designed a decal for a motorcycle in Adobe Illustrator and I am looking to print and plot it, but I am having some problems with adding a bleed to it so I get no white edges when it is plotted...

I have before done a solid colour design so it is easy to add a stroke to it as a bleed..but this has various colours and shapes. I will attach some images to show you...

If anyone could tell me the easiest way to add a bleed to the whole edge that would be appreciated!!! :)

Are we assuming that the cut will follow the edge of the shape? If so then this is roughly what you want to be sending your printer (the magenta stroke is the cut line)