What is the Safe Zone?

Understanding Safe Zone/ Clear Space in Printing


Safe Zone or Clear Space is a printing term that refers to area within the cut/trim line where you can be sure important text and graphics will not be trimmed off inadvertently.

We request that you allow a minimum of 7mm inside the trim line on all sizes, for the safe zone. In the image below, the safe area is shown with a green line – make sure you keep all essential text and images within this space, as anything outside this area could be trimmed off do due shifts of the paper while running through the press. This is basically the same idea of the bleed but to ensure that all your information remains on the final trimmed design.

The Safe Zone