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What's the safe zone / safe margin?

Safe margin is an industry term that refers to the section 1/8" (0.125") between the center of your label and the label outline. This “safe zone” is a buffer that ensures the critical elements of your design are included on your printed label, even if printer shifting occurs.

You should assume anything between the safe zone line and die lines may get cut off. Knowing this, you should leave text, important graphics, and logos out of this section. 


Label design that observes the safe margin

Additional Support:

If you're using Maestro Label Designer, turn on the safe zone guidelines. Note: it's coming soon to the Custom Printed Label tool.

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