What does printed area mean?

The printed area is the area of the paper that is printed with ink.
Many photographers choose to include a white border around the photo when producing prints. This area is often used for numbering and signing limited edition prints  and is not included in the measurements of the printed area.

So a fine art limited edition print can be for example 100×70 cm but with a 5 cm white border all around. The printed area is therefor 90×60 cm.

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