MagazinePublisher.com

your source for magazine printing, mailing, distribution, and other magazine-related services.

Print-Ready File Submissions

"Can I do my own magazine for Magazine Publisher to print?" Sure. BUT...the nature of publishing makes it necessary to have files submitted to exacting specifications. Knowing and following the requirements will save us both time, money and frustration. Therefore jobs submitted not using this information will be returned to you for correction or corrected by Magazine Publisher for a fee possibly throwing off deadlines.

When sending any production job, you must include:

printouts of all pages
business card with production artist's name, email address and/or phone number
Job Submission Form (jpg) (pdf) completely filled out

Layout Specifications

Standard magazines printed at Magazine Publisher fall within two sizes; Newsstand and Digest . Each has its own individual specifications. Options such as perfect binding with a plus-covers will change specs, please inquire.

magazine style

Newsstand

Digest

others

document size
(final trim size)

8.375 x 10.875*

5.375 x 8.375*

call or for specific information

standard paper

60 lb. coated

60 lb. coated

"

linescreen/
resolution

150 line\
250-300 dpi

150 line\
250-300 dpi

"

dot gain

20%
(SWOP coated)

20%
(SWOP coated)

"

 

bleed

0.125" (see photo)

0.125" (see photo)

"

*Perfect binding requires a separate document with the cover and spine together. The spine width varies with the number of pages. Call or with final page count for specs.

File Creation Requirements:

Many years in the design and printing field have taught us the best methods for submitting files for publication. We have gotten the best and most consistent results by using Illustrator to build logos/hard art, Photoshop to edit/size photos and placing them together with text in Quark Xpress or InDesign and pdfing out. While there are other methods and software packages, this process has proven to be not only best for us but the printing industry as a whole as we have observed.

MAGAZINE PUBLISHER NEEDS:

High Rez. PDF's
We print using high resolution pdfs. Please go to our PDF specs page for the proper settings for saving your pdfs.

Magazine Publisher.com can accept (but will add a per page surcharge): Any non-pdf job sent to us MUST INCLUDE all linked art and fonts. All colors must be CMYK. Linked art will need to be created using specific requirements...see our file specs page.

NO JOB WILL BE SENT TO PRESS WITH ANYTHING THAT DEVIATES FROM OUR SPECS!!!! If there are any questions, please email