Gripper Margin

A space at the leading edge of a sheet of paper—usually three-eighths to one-half inch wide—in which, on a sheetfed press, printing cannot take place. This margin is reserved for use by the grippers, or the mechanisms that carry the sheet through the press. The edge of the sheet containing the gripper margin is known as the gripper edge. During the layout phase of prepress, allowance must be made for the gripper in the design of any page.

All text and images are licensed under a Creative Commons License
permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution. (See Copyrights for details.)

PrintWiki – the Free Encyclopedia of Print
About    Hosted by WhatTheyThink