8 Column Magloid Print Specifications and Advert Sizes

  • MagloidAll files should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) version 1.3, preferred PDF files from QuarkXPress or InDesign using Pass4Press PDF settings.
  • All transparency and layers flattened.
  • Newsprint settings differ from the Magazine settings in just four areas . . . Transparency Flattener is 1200 and 300; Images, 200 dpi for contones and a minimum 600 dpi (max. 1200) for lineart; Total Ink Limit in images is 240%.
  • Fonts should be embedded/subset and should be PostScript Type1, TrueType or OpenType
  • CMYK Colour only (No spot / Pantone  colour or RGB colour)
  • Newspaper image resolution 200dpi
  • Newspaper TAC 240%, the use of ISOnewspaper 26v4.icc is recommended.
  • Neither custom transfer functions nor custom halftones should be used
  • Crop, Bleed and Trim marks must not be used.
  • N.b. If the full page advert or double page spread could be mistaken for editorial, it has to state ‘PROMOTIONAL FEATURE’ on the top of the advert.
  • Dimension for Cover / Back / Inside Front / Inside Back  – document needs to be set as 375mm high x 289mm wide : Trim 335mm high x 280mm wide : Safe Text Area 315mm high x 260mm wide.

How to install ICC profiles on your Windows computer
Right click on the ICC Profile once downloaded and select “Install Profile”.
Any applications (such as Adobe InDesign / Adobe Photoshop etc) that will use the profiles must be restarted to see the new profiles.

How to install ICC profiles on your computer – Apple / Mac
The ICC profile must be placed in the correct folder for your software to use them. (Macintosh HD > Library > Colorsync > Profiles)
Any applications (such as Adobe InDesign / Adobe Photoshop etc) that will use the profiles must be restarted to see the new profiles.

Photoshop – Warning
Photoshop is an excellent tool for image editing and colour correction, but is not recommended for creating PDFs for print as all text and logos will be rasterised.

• Full Press Specifications
• Archant Colour Guide
• Guide to Designing with Black Ink
• Screen Calibration and Softproofing

Adobe InDesign idml Templates (right click /save as)
32x16 Double Page Spread (340mm high x 586mm wide)  Keep all text out of the 20mm gutter
32x8 Full Page advert (320mm high x 270mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
32x4 (330mm high x 134mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
16x8 (160mm high x 270mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed 
16x4 (160mm high x 134mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed 
16x2 (160mm high x 66mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed 
8x2 (80mm high x 66mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed