Call Your Printer Before Formatting Your Document
Many times, customers try to save time by designing their document and putting it into a PDF or some other graphic design format before consulting their printer. You might think, a PDF is a PDF, right? Wrong, like anything else on a computer PDF production is based on certain parameters that you may not even know exist. Variances in those settings can throw your margins off a fraction of an inch, turn your images into mush or leave your fonts behind.
The bleed on your file may look good on your computer but may be off just enough to render your project unusable.
Lesson, save yourself some frustration by first consulting with the printer you are going to use on how they need your images or file. This will save you time of having to re-adjust the work you already did or having to pay to have someone fix it.