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Specifications

Specifications

NOTE: THE SPECIFICATIONS BELOW ARE ONLY APPLICABLE TO TIME EMEA/BRITISH ISLES EDITIONS

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

Mechanicals


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 EMEA/British Isles
Contact Name Email
Time EMEA Ad Production TI-PR-TIMEADPROD@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:

Undercolor Removal:
The use of this technique, or in some cases PCR or "Unbunt" techniques, is strongly recommended in color reproduction.

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

*Please note that we no longer require any hard proofs for color guidance. We do however, require that the ad files are created and adhere to the SWOP2006 Coated5 (TR005) Publication Specifications. Once your files are created to SWOP5 Specifications, our printing partners will simply print using the ISO 12647-2 Printing Standards to maintain proper and repeatable reproduction.

Binding

TIME EMEA/British Isles magazine is saddle-stitched.

Standards

TIME EMEA/British Isles magazine adheres to FIPP Specifications for European Offset and SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications)