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Specifications

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

Ad Size Bleed Live / Safety Non Bleed Trim
Page 9.25” x 11.125” 8” x 10.375” 8” x 10.375” 9” x 10.875”
Spread 18.25” x 11.125” 17” x 10.375” 17” x 10.375” 18” x 10.875”


ISSUE & CONTACT

TIME STYLE & DESIGN : 10/2/2006
Issue / Edition Contact Phone Number
All Issues Juanita Weems 212-522-3850
All Issues Felice Pilchik 212-522-5462


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

All safety dimensions are off the bleed sizes.

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

Proofs must adhere to requirements outlined in SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications)

Paper Stock

Body Stock: 30#
Cover Stock: 60#

Binding

TIME STYLE & DESIGN magazine is saddle-stitched.

Disposal of Submitted Materials

TIME magazine assumes no liability for any and all advertising materials submitted. Other than as explicitly agreed upon in writing and in the absence of disposition instructions, such materials will be discarded seven months after issue date.

Print Reproductions Postal Address

Materials for TIME STYLE & DESIGN should be addressed to:

Juanita Weems
Time Advertising Production
Time & Life Building
1271 Avenue of the Americas
Room 22-213
New York, NY 10020

All printing materials must be accompanied by a digital checklist and copy instructions.