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Print ad specifications

For technical support regarding ads, contact:

Michelle Cook
Advertising Designer/Coordinator
+1 651 225 6957
+1 800 382 0134
production@ifai.com
View digital ad specs

Submission requirements

File format > PDF/X-1A

Site: http://ifai.leapfile.com
1) Click on “Secure Upload.”
2) Recipient email is production@ifai.com
3) Fill in your information. Be sure to include the magazine name and date of issue in the notes section so I know exactly where the files go. Also include the name of the IFAI contact.

File requirements

Make sure your ad prints accurately by submitting high-quality, print-ready files using these guidelines.

  • PDFs must be CMYK using SWOP standards. Convert all images to process color (RGB and spot colors are not accepted).
  • Images should be 300 dpi at size used in ad.
  • Use Type 1 or OpenType fonts only (no TrueType or font substitutions).
  • Do not embed ICC Profiles in images.
  • Preflight your file in Adobe Acrobat before uploading (use PDF/X-1A compliance) to check for errors.
  • If your file does not pass our preflight program, we will return it to you with the preflight report to assist you in correcting the file.

Ad specifications

Magazine trim size: 8.25″ wide x 10.875″ high

Ad size LIVE
width x height
TRIM
width x height
BLEED
width x height
Two-page spread w/bleed 15.5″ x 9.875″ 16.5″ x 10.875″ 16.75″ x 11.125″
Full page w/bleed 7.25″ x 9.875″ 8.25″ x 10.875″ 8.5″ x 11.125″
1/2 Horizontal spread w/bleed 15.5″ x 4.9375″ 16.5″ x 5.4375″ 16.75″ x 5.5625″
1/2 Horizontal 7″ x 4.875″
2/3 Vertical 4.5″ x 10″
1/2 Island 4.5″ x 7.5″
1/3 Horizontal 4.5″ x 4.875″
1/3 Vertical 2.125″ x 10″
1/6 Horizontal 4.5″ x 2.375″
1/6 Vertical 2.125″ x 4.875″

Print ad due dates

Month Space close Materials due
January Nov 17 Dec 3
February Dec 17 Jan 3
March Jan 17 Feb 3
April Feb 17 Mar 3
May Mar 17 Apr 3
June Apr 17 May 3
July May 17 Jun 3
August Jun 17 Jul 3
September Jul 17 Aug 3
October Aug 17 Sep 3
November Sep 17 Oct 3
December Oct 17 Nov 3