Information For All Magazines

Richmond & Elmbridge – Specs for perfect bound months

Richmond & Elmbridge – Specs for saddle stitched months

Guildford, Farnham, Woking and Surrey Downs Series

Windsor, Maidenhead & Ascot

Wandsworth & Clapham

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

The Richmond and Barnes Magazines:

The Elmbridge and Kingston

The Guildford, Farnham and Woking Magazines:

The Surrey Downs

The Windsor, Maidenhead & Ascot Magazine:

The Wandsworth & Clapham

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)

Loose & Bound Inserts

All inserts must be pre-booked with your Sheengate publishing customer service representative. Once booking is confirmed, you will need to liaise with and send your inserts directly to our printers (details below)

Loose Inserts Specifications

Maximum size: 475mm x 300mm

Minimum size: 148mm x 105mm

For binding purposes, it is recommended that any loose inserts will be 15mm smaller on both the width and depth than the finished product

No loose inserts can be undertaken for parallel (A5) work

Minimum bulk of 2pp on 115gsm

Maximum bulk of 32pp on 60gsm

Maximum number of loose inserts on each line is six per title

The Following Constraints Apply To Loose Inserts

The pagination of an individual loose insert should be no more than 32 pages

The minimum thickness of a single sheet loose insert should be no less than 100gsm

All loose inserts of 4 pages are fed into the publication spine first

All loose inserts should be at least 15mm smaller on edges (head, foot and foredge) than the trim size of the magazine

Bound Inserts Specifications

Maximum size: 475 x 300mm

Minimum size: 148mm x 105mm

Minimum guard: 115mm/lap 10mm

The Following Constraints Apply To Bound Inserts

An additional 3mm must be added at the spine edge for milling

An additional allowance must be added to the foredge, head and tail as trimming allowance on bound-in inserts, which are maximum product size. The size of the allowance is dependant upon the particular publication requirements and should be obtained from the factory prior to the inserts being printed

The required head or tail trim must be added depending on the way in which the publication is to be bound for inserts which are not maximum product size

All live matter must be at least 6mm from any trimmed edges. Minimum single leaf thickness of any perfect bound insert should be no less than 130 gsm

It should be noted that it is not practical to place single leaf bound insert or 4pp section inside the front cover as section one, or inside back cover as final section. In situations where it is imperative that the single leaf insert or 4pp section must bind adjacent to either IFC or IBC, an additional charge may be made as a result of reduced running speeds on our high-speed binding line

Delivery Note – Label Information

Inserts must arrive directly to our printers between the hours of 10am and 1pm Monday-Friday. Inserts will only be accepted within two weeks of publication date


Booking reference number (given by sales representative at time of booking)

The name of the publication in which the insert is to be used

The publication date and/or issue number

Client’s name

Any applicable insert code number

The quantity being delivered

The total number of boxes and/or pallets supplied

The suppliers name and address

Quantity of inserts sent to the Printers will not be checked and will be taken at the value as stated on the delivery note


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 display adverts should be the exact dimensions of the online advertising inventory below:

Leaderboard: 970 x 90 pixels
Skyscraper: 160 x 600 pixels
MPU: 300 x 250 pixels
Footer970 x 90 pixels

It is possible for our design department to create your web advert if required. A fee of £50 will be charged/file created

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