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Specifications

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.


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

Ad Size Bleed Live / Safety Non Bleed Trim
Page 8.625” x 10.75” 7.875” x 10” 7.50” x 10” 8.375” x 10.50”
SPREAD 17” x 10.75” 16.25” x 10” 16” x 10” 16.75” x 10.50”
1/2 Page Vertical 8.625” x 5.50” 7.875” x 4.75” 3.625” x 10” 8.375” x 5.25”
1/3 Page Vertical (One Column) 3.125” x 10.75” 2.375” x 10” 2.25” x 10” 2.875” x 10.50”
2/3 Page Vertical (Two Columns) 5.625” x 10.75” 4.875” x 10” 4.625” x 10” 5.375” x 10.50”
1/2 Page Horizontal 8.625” x 5.50” 7.875” x 4.75” 7.5” x 4.875” 8.375” x 5.25”
1/2 Spread Horizontal 17” x 5.50” 16.25” x 4.75” 16” x 4.875” 16.75” x 5.25”
1/3 Square n/a n/a 4.625” x 4.875” n/a


ISSUE & CONTACT

COTTAGE LIVING : 31-Jan-08
Issue / Edition Contact Phone Number
Cottage Living(all editions) Kerri Bonner 205-445-7324


FILE PREPARATION

Please adhere to the guidelines below when preparing files. Ensure that only one ad is included per PDF/X-1a file.

Images Fonts Dimensions
Marks & Positioning Safety Creating PDF/X-1a File

GENERAL INFORMATION File Submission

CD-ROM media is currently accepted for submission. Please be advised that submitted material will not be returned.

Proofs

Please Be Advised: Time Inc. is in a transitionary period of implementing Virtual Proofing at all titles. In the interim, some titles will accept hard proofs.


Failure to provide this type of proof will result in a $65 production charge applied to your invoice. The proof will be pulled from your supplied digital file for press purposes at our printing facility.


Binding

COTTAGE LIVING magazine is perfect bound.

Postal Address

Send Ad Materials Only to:
Cottage Living
C/O Quad Graphics
N63 W23075 Main Street
Sussex, WI 53089

For shipping inquiries only, contact Luke Zuchowski at 414.566.6000