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Adjusting trim marks in Acrobat

I am performing my first layout for professional printing of a pdf, and two of the trim marks seem to be slightly misplaced.  Being inexperienced with Acrobat, I'm not sure how to correct this.  The file in question is at   

The intent is to produce a card measuring 8.5" x 6", which will then be folded in half.  I started with a page measuring 8.5" x 6", resized it to 9.0" x 6.5",  added 0.25" of "bleed" margin around the card, and then added trim marks.  Looking closely, it appears that the left-hand vertical trim marks are too far to the right, probably by no more than 0.04".  However, I don't want to trip any of the brown stripe along the left border of the artwork.

Please advise what steps I can take to justify the left-hand vertical trim with the outside of the left-hand brown border.
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Thank you for your comment. I'm looking at a proof from a professional printer, and it's difficult to see any inaccuracy in the border, except perhaps the lower right corner.  I'll consider removal of the border, or at least clean it up so it is accurate.

 I'm not sure about the optical illusion observation.  If I lay a straight edge on the trim marks which are in question, a portion of the left-hand brown border extends beyond that edge.
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I replaced the mis-aligned border images with a rectangle, using no fill color, and (for some reason) the trim marks completely contain the border now.   I'll speak with the printing company about whether the border needs to be adjusted or removed, in order for the trimmed product to look right.