Designs with a border

Any border or lines along the edge may make your artwork appear uneven or off-centre, this includes borders along fold lines.

This is due to slight shifts that may occur during the printing and trimming process (which are unavoidable for any printer) – with a border or line running parallel to these edges, any shift (even the slightest) becomes more noticeable.

If your design requires a border, it must not be within the safety zone and should be kept as far away from trim and fold lines as possible.


We can suggest the following solutions to resolve this issue:

  • Remove the border (if possible)
  • Increasing the distance of border away from the edge – this will make any shifting less noticeable


The following examples show how minor shifting can affect a design with a border along the edge.

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