A6 Magazine Print Specifications and Advert Sizes

  • A6-BasicAll 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.
  • Magazine settings differ from the Newsprint settings in just four areas . . . Transparency Flattener is 2400 and 600; Images, 300 dpi for contones and a minimum 600 dpi (max. 1200) for lineart; Total Ink Limit in images is 300%.
  • Fonts should be embedded/subset and should be PostScript Type1, TrueType or OpenType
  • CMYK Colour only (No spot / Pantone  colour or RGB colour)
  • Magazine image resolution 300dpi
  • Magazine TAC 300%, the use of ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc is recommended.
  • Neither custom transfer functions nor custom halftones should be used
  • Crop, Bleed and Trim marks must not be used, unless it is for a full page advert or double page spread.
  • 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)
28x8 Double Page Spread with Bleed (trim 148mm high x 210mm wide +3mm all around bleed / nb 14mm gutter)
28x4 Full Page with Bleed (trim size 148mm high x 105mm wide +3mm all around bleed) Please add Marks and Bleed settings on export more info...
28x2 Half Page Portrait (133mm high x 44mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
14x4 Half Page Horizontal (64mm high x 90mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed