9 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.

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)
 33x18 Double Page Spread (330mm high x 570mm wide)  Keep all text out of the 20mm gutter
 32x9 Full Page advert (320mm high x 267mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
 32x4 (320mm high x 117mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
 16x9 (160mm high x 267mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
 16x4 (160mm high x 117mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
 15x3 (150mm high x 87mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
 12x2 (120mm high x 57mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed