Design Guidelines – Insert A6 

Below are some best practices to follow when you are using an HTML template to design an A6 insert in landscape orientation. Following these Design Guidelines – Insert A6 will help you to set the correct lay-out for your campaign.

Design Guidelines – Insert A6 – Landscape Template

Design Guidelines - Insert A6 - Landscape

Bleed Area

The bleed is the 3mm extra space added to the outer edges of the printed document. For example, with the A6 insert you will see that the file that you are creating is actually 154 x 111mm instead of 148 x 105mm. This extra space is what we call the bleed area, which will be removed when the insert is trimmed to its final size.

Please ensure that all background graphics or photos extend to the edge of the bleed area. The dimension of this bleed area is 1819 x 1311 pixels. Not having your background graphics or photos extend into the bleed area could result in a white or unprinted border around the edge of the insert.

Trim Size

The trim size is the final size the insert will be trimmed to. For the A6 format this will be 148 x 105mm and is indicated by the red dotted line.

Save Zone

Keep your text and important elements within the safe zone, as trimming of the insert might affect the 3mm grey area. The safe zone for the A6 insert is 142 x 99mm and is indicated by the green dotted line.

Design Guidelines – Insert A6 – Portrait Template

Below are some best practices to follow when you are using an HTML template to design an A6-Insert in portrait orientation.

Design Guidelines - Insert A6 - Portrait

Bleed Area

The bleed is the 3mm extra space added to the outer edges of the printed document. For example, with the A6 insert you will see that the file that you are creating is actually 111 x 154mm instead of 105 x 148mm. This extra space is what we call the bleed area, which will be removed when the insert is trimmed to its final size.

Please ensure that all background graphics or photos extend to the edge of the bleed area. The dimension of this bleed area is 1311 x 1819 pixels. Not having your background graphics or photos extend into the bleed area could result in a white or unprinted border around the edge of the insert.

Trim Size

The trim size is the final size the insert will be trimmed to. For the A6 format portrait this will be 105 x 148mm and is indicated by the red dotted line.

Save Zone

Keep your text and important elements within the safe zone, as trimming of the insert might affect the 3mm grey area. The safe zone for the A6 insert portrait is 99 x 142mm and is indicated by the green dotted line.

Activating the Design Guidelines

To display the design guidelines in the HTML Template Editor you simply activate the “Guides”-icon in the top toolbar. The “guides” toolbar icon is highlighted in the screenshot below. Activating the guides will display the green dotted line for the save zone and the red dotted line for the trim size on top of your design. These guidelines are just a support in the design process and will not be printed. 

Design Guidelines - Interface Activation