Artwork Specifications

Artwork requirement PDFs with details specifications:

Information for all Magazines

Accepted Formats

QuarkXpress (v8 or lower), Adobe PDF (v7 or lower ~ but please see notes below), TIFF, EPS, JPEG, Adobe Photoshop (CS5 or lower)

We do NOT accept the following formats:

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, images from the WEB

If you have any doubt about supplying artwork, please contact the production department on 020 8939 5602

How to supply your artwork to us

By email:,, or 

Important notes

Colour images must be in CMYK mode (please convert spot colours to CMYK equivalents)

Bitmap image resolution should be 300dpi at final size (higher resolution such as 400dpi is recommended where text is included in the bitmap)

Vector artwork should be retained in vector format where possible. However, please convert text to outlines to avoid font problems with vector graphics

Data format should be Binary where applicable (not ASCII)

PDF files

All PDFs must be created using Acrobat Distiller, not from the software used to create the artwork

Please embed/include all fonts when creating the PDF. Colour mode should be CMYK. Resolution should be 300dpi where bitmap images are included

For full page artwork please include printer’s marks (crop marks) and set 10mm bleed when creating PDF file, with paper size in print dialogue box set to W: 235.4mm and H: 322.4mm

For half page artwork or smaller please set paper size in print dialogue box to the same as the artwork dimensions (i.e. no white surround on PDF)

Please ensure all elements necessary to print are supplied (e.g. all linked images are supplied with Quark, Illustrator and Freehand files)

Online Advertisements

All supplied files should be either jpg, gif or animated gif at 72 dpi

Files should be no larger than 0.5MB (512KB)

All supplied adverts should be the exact dimensions of the online advert:

Leaderboard 970 x 90 pixels

Banner 970 x 90 pixels

MPU 300 x 250 pixels

It is possible for our design department to create your web advert if required