Artwork Specifications

Artwork specifications

Advert sizes

Designing your advert yourself, or have an external agency put it together? No problem. Take a look at our guidelines and instructions below.

Magazine specs

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

Guildford Magazine FC April 2021
magazine advertisements example

Help & FAQs

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.

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).

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).

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