A frame around your document
We understand that many people like to design a framework around their document. However, this is often not a very good choice for documents that need to be printed. With frames, there is a high chance that the edges do not become fully proportional and that the prints will look sloppy. Here we explain why and what you can do about it.
Minimalize the shifting of your design
Orders in sizes different from our standard sizes or ordered as "borderless printing" are always printed on larger paper with us and then cut back to the correct format. We also pay a lot of attention to producing and cutting the order. Yet it is not possible for us to cut precisely to 0.4 millimeters and it becomes difficult, especially with very large numbers, to always keep the frames the same size. This is because our paper already has a minimal deviation in size. We can't do anything about this, but we try to pay attention to it as much as possible. This means that there is also a slight shift on the paper that is not visible. However, there may also be a minimal deviation when cutting, together with the minimal deviation when printing, the deviation becomes slightly larger and it may (unfortunately) start to stand out.
What can you do about this?
If our system detects that there is a frame around the document, it is because the border is too thin. This means that a difference can arise and that the edge will not remain the same after cutting. Of course we try to avoid this on all levels as much as possible and to turn it into a beautiful end product! But to make it as beautiful as possible, we recommend not supplying frames smaller than 5 millimeters. Because the narrower the frame, the faster it stands out if something shifts. The submission of a design with frames always remains at your own risk.
The submission of a design with frames always remains at your own risk.