To accommodate different colored papers and ensure visibility, crop marks can be printed in various colors or positions on the page.
Since documents may not have perfectly straight edges after trimming, crop marks indicate precise cutting locations.
Contrasting colors like black or white are often used for increased visibility against the document’s background color during printing.
Located within margins but outside trimmed edges of a document so they can be removed during final size adjustment. Crop marks are commonly employed in multi-page print materials such as books and magazines. They help align separate sheets properly when assembling pages can be challenging.
Some printers feature automatic crop mark printing functionality for convenience when handling numerous documents without manual mark placement.