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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. 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


ISSUE & CONTACT

Sports Illustrated 2014
Issue / Edition Ad Close On Sale Contact
1/13/1412/16/131/8/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
1/20/1412/23/131/15/14Athena-212-522-0201
1/27/1412/30/131/22/14Luis - 212-522-4586
2/3/141/6/141/29/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
2/10/141/13/142/5/14Athena-212-522-0201
2/17/141/20/142/12/14Luis - 212-522-4586
2/21/2014 SWIMSUIT12/30/132/18/14Athena-212-522-0201
2/24/141/27/142/19/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
3/3/142/3/142/26/14Athena-212-522-0201
3/10/142/10/143/5/14Luis - 212-522-4586
3/17/142/17/143/12/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
3/24/142/24/143/19/14Athena-212-522-0201
3/31/143/3/143/26/14Luis - 212-522-4586
4/7/143/10/144/2/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
4/14/143/17/144/9/14Athena-212-522-0201
4/21/143/24/144/16/14Luis - 212-522-4586
4/28/143/31/144/23/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
5/5/144/7/144/30/14Athena-212-522-0201
5/12/144/14/145/7/14Luis - 212-522-4586
5/19/144/21/145/14/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
5/26/144/28/145/21/14Athena-212-522-0201
6/2/145/5/145/28/14Luis - 212-522-4586
6/9/145/12/146/4/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
6/16/145/19/146/11/14Athena-212-522-0201
6/23/145/26/146/18/14Luis - 212-522-4586
6/30/146/2/146/25/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
7/7/14-7/14/146/9/147/2/14Athena-212-522-0201
7/21/146/23/147/16/14Luis - 212-522-4586
7/28/146/30/147/23/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
8/4/147/7/147/30/14Athena-212-522-0201
8/11/147/14/148/6/14Luis - 212-522-4586
8/18/147/21/148/13/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
8/25/147/28/148/20/14Athena-212-522-0201
9/1/148/4/148/27/14Luis - 212-522-4586
9/8/148/11/149/3/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
9/15/148/18/149/10/14Athena-212-522-0201
9/22/148/25/149/17/14Luis - 212-522-4586
9/29/149/1/149/24/14Juanita - 212-522-3850
10/6/149/8/1410/1/14Athena-212-522-0201
10/10/149/8/1410/8/14Luis - 212-522-4586
10/13/149/15/1410/8/14Athena-212-522-0201
10/20/149/22/1410/15/14Matt - 212-522-4177
10/27/149/29/1410/22/14Luis-212-522-4586
11/3/1410/6/1410/29/14>Matt - 212-522-4177
11/10/1410/13/1411/5/14Luis-212-522-4586
11/17/1410/20/1411/12/14Matt - 212-522-4177
11/24/1410/27/1411/19/14Luis - 212-522-4586
12/1/1411/3/1411/26/14Matt - 212-522-4177
12/8/1411/10/1412/3/14Luis - 212-522-4586
12/15/2014 SPORTSMAN11/17/1412/10/14Matt - 212-522-4177
12/22/1411/24/1412/17/14Luis - 212-522-4586
12/29/1412/1/1412/24/14Matt - 212-522-4177


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 Fonts Dimensions
Marks & Positioning Safety 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

All SPORTS ILLUSTRATED magazines are presently using Virtual Proofing at our printing plants and are no longer accepting hard proofs from advertisers. Please click on the Virtual Proofing Guide link above to access information on submitting a Virtual Proof compliant file.

Binding

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, SI GOLF PLUS, SI PRESENTS, and SI FOR KIDS magazines are saddle-stitched, with the exception of SWIMSUIT and select SI Presents issues.

SPOT Colors

Advertisements which include spot colors will be charged an additional production cost.

Titles with SHARED Specifications

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