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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.


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



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
1/2 Page Vertical 105 x 273mm 86 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


TIME CANADA : 11-Jan-08
Issue / Edition Contact Phone Number
14-Jan-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
21-Jan-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
28-Jan-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
4-Feb-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
11-Feb-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
18-Feb-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
25-Feb-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
3-Mar-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
10-Mar-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
17-Mar-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
24-Mar-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
31-Mar-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
7-Apr-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
14-Apr-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
21-Apr-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
28-Apr-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
5-May-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
12-May-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
19-May-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
26-May-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
2-Jun-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
9-Jun-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
16-Jun-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
23-Jun-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
30-Jun-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
7-Jul-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
14-Jul-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
21-Jul-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
28-Jul-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
4-Aug-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
11-Aug-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
18-Aug-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
25-Aug-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
1-Sep-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
8-Sep-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
15-Sep-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
22-Sep-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
29-Sep-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
6-Oct-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
13-Oct-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
20-Oct-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
27-Oct-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
3-Nov-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
10-Nov-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
17-Nov-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
24-Nov-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
1-Dec-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
8-Dec-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
15-Dec-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
22-Dec-08 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850
29-Dec-08 Felice Pilchik 212.522.5462
5-Jan-09 Juanita Weems 212.522.3850


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 Fonts Dimensions
Marks & Positioning Safety

All safety dimensions are off the bleed sizes.

Creating PDF/X-1a File


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.


TIME Canada 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.

Paper Stock

Body Stock: 30#
Cover Stock: 60#


TIME Canada magazine is saddle-stitched.

SPOT Colors

Advertisements which include spot colors will be charged an additional production cost.

Disposal of Submitted Materials

TIME Canada magazine assumes no liability for any and all advertising materials submitted. Other than as explicitly agreed upon in writing and in the absence of disposition instructions, such materials will be discarded seven months after issue date.

Print Reproductions