Print Margins

When producing bound books and manuals we need margins. This is so that when we bind your documents we don’t cut into the images or text. Depending on the product there are different amounts of print margins that we need. We recommend that no text or images are placed in the print margins. However, if you have a background image or colour that you want to run to the edge of the page this will be fine. Just be aware that it’s not going to be seen properly.


Stapled Sheets & Documents: 5mm
Wire Bound books:  12mm
Hardback Wire Bound books:  12mm
Ring-bound Books: 12mm
Calendars: 12mm
Brochure & Booklets: 5mm
Paperback Books: 7mm
Hardback Books:  7mm

You can set margins in the software when setting your artwork. If you need instructions on setting your files, the best bet is to use Youtube to find the right way for your specific software.

However, we have detailed instructions on some of the most popular software below.

What Is a Print Margin?

A print Margin is a space that sits between the edge of the paper and the print. This is called the “Safe Zone”. 

How Do I change The margins on a PDF File?

  1. Open the Edit Tab.
  2. Click on the Margin option in the Page.
  3. Choose the size you want to use.

How Do I change The Print Margins in Powerpoint?

In PowerPoint, you have to slide the backgrounds to extend. You will have to extend them to the edges of the slide. PowerPoint is not made for Commercial Printing. Or Professional Printing so you can still get some small white margins. If you are sending files to “More Than Just Print” you just have to let us know. Then we may be able to adjust your files at our end.

  1. Select File > Print > Print Full Page Slides.

  2. In the Print dialog box, look for a More settings link and select it.
  3. Look for “Advanced” options or a “Margins” option that you can adjust, such as in the example below:PowerPoint Margins

Where Can I Print My Documents?

You can Print your documents online at, your online print company.