Safety lines are for safeguarding text and graphics that aren’t intended to be trimmed.
Keep in mind that due to the mechanical tolerances in printing, the actual trim can occur anyplace in between the bleed and the safety lines. This is the reason why it is very important to keep your text and graphics inside the safety lines.
It is good practice to keep all text or graphics that aren’t intended to be trimmed off a minimum of .25″ from the cut line.
Safety areas typically range from .0625″ (1/16″) to .25″ (1/4″).
Bleed must extend to Bleed line, further than the Cut line. Using our templates can help visualize this. Please keep all text and anything you do not want cut inside the Safety line.