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Specifications

NOTE: THE SPECIFICATIONS BELOW ARE ONLY APPLICABLE TO TIME ASIA EDITION

TIME INC. DIGITAL ADVERTISING STANDARDS

With the arrival of a digital era in the graphic arts industry, a lack of agreeable standards hindered the progress of increasingly efficient methods for the creation and distribution of digital advertising. Thus, in collaboration with various industry groups such as Digital Ad Lab, SWOP and the former DDAP Association, Time Inc. advocated for the development and adherence of standards when creating digital advertising intended for print. It was decided upon that the specifications for PDF/X-1a compliant files would be suitable for all areas of the digital advertising process.

As of January 1, 2004, all ad files submitted to Time Inc. titles must be supplied in PDF/X-1a format.

Time Inc. will no longer accept native application files, such as QuarkXPress, PageMaker, etc. Additionally, TIFF/IT-P1 files are also not accepted.


AD SIZES

NOTE: Diagrams are not to scale, also not all sizes are available. Please refer to the mechanical specifications below to see which are available.

Mechanicals


MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Ad Size Bleed Non Bleed Trim
Page 206 x 273mm 178 X 254mm 200 X 267mm
Spread 406 x 273mm 381 X 254mm 400 X 267mm
1/6 Page Vertical N/A 54 X 124mm N/A
1/2 Page Vertical 105 X 273mm 85 X 254mm 98 X 267mm
1/3 Page Vertical (One Column) 73 x 273mm 54 X 254mm 67 X 267mm
2/3 Page Vertical (Two Columns) 133 x 273mm 117 X 254mm 127 X 267mm
1/2 Page Horizontal 206 x 133mm 178 X 114mm 200 X 127mm
1/2 Spread Horizontal 406 x 133mm 381 X 114mm 400 X 127mm
1 Column Square 133 x 133mm 117 X 117mm 127 X 127mm

Please note when designing an ad with the expectation of an equal border on all sides, there is a 1.5875mm allowable tolerance in the trimming of our magazines. We require using a border with a minimum width of 9.525mm.


ISSUE & CONTACT

TIME Asia
Contact Email
Time Asia Ad Production ti-pr-timeasiaadprod@timeinc.com


FILE PREPARATION

The following guidelines should be followed when creating content for print advertising. Ensure that only one ad is included per PDF/X-1a file.

Images Maximum Density:

Black Borders:
Color images framed by a black border should run .02mm wider than the border.

Fonts Dimensions
Marks & Positioning Safety
Note: Special consideration MUST be taken if you are designing an ad with a varnish or Scented area. Please CLICK HERE to Download a Spec. PDF for how to create the Ad.

Creating PDF/X-1a File

GENERAL INFORMATION File Submission

Files must be submitted via the Time Inc. Ad Portal. Please click on the Ad Portal Guide link above to access step-by-step instructions on how to submit a file.

Proofs

TIME Asia magazine is presently using Virtual Proofing at its printing plants and is no longer accepting hard proofs from advertisers. Please click on the Virtual Proofing Guide link above to access information on submitting a Virtual Proof compliant file.

Binding

TIME Asia magazine is saddle-stitched.

Standards

TIME Asia magazine adheres to SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications)