I see a lot of people going full bleed with some or all of their portfolio pages. For a while I have been avoiding this because of the printing issue. To my knowledge, kinko / FedEx can’t print full bleed. You have to print on a larger piece of paper and then trim it down. I would be okay doing this for the few times you have to print your portfolio, but when you email your portfolio out and the company decides to print it, it won’t look good.
I can’t decide to do full bleed (I think it gives you more freedom with your portfolio and can make it more graphically appealing) or if I should stick with margins. On screen full bleed would work fine, but print it is annoying (an no company will print it and then cut off the boarder.