Page Layout - No Bleed

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All text and images must be kept inside this 3/8" (.375) margin.

Anything left outside this box may be lost in the bind.

*(3/8" is the minimum safe zone. It is recommended to use 1/2" to 3/4" to

get the "standard" margin of a book.)

Design Tip: If you desire to perfectly center your page, please allow 1/4" extra

on binding side of each page



The final page size



Trim Size

(final page size)

Minimum Safe Zone Size
5.5x8.5, 8.5x5.5 4.75x7.75, 7.75x4.75
6x9, 9x6 5.25x8.25, 8.25x5.25
8.5x8.5 7.75x7.75
8.5x11, 11x8.5 7.75x10.25, 10.25x7.75


*For custom page sizes follow these same guidelines.

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