Production Specifications

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Publication trim size: 8.5” wide x 11” high
  • Bleed: 0.125” beyond trim on all sides
  • Binding method: Perfect bound / Jogged to top
  • Image resolution: 300 dpi
  • Line screen: 150 dpi
  • Color space: CMYK only / No RGB or spot color
 

 
 

AD SIZES

Spread
Full Page
Half Page Spread
Back Cover

Trim

•  17” x 11”
•  8.5
” x 11”
•  17” x 5.5”
•  8.5” x 8” 

Bleed

•  17.25” x 11.25” 
•  8.75” x 11.25” 

•  17.25” x 5.625”
•  8.75” x 8.125” 

Safe

•  7.5” x 10” (x2)  
•  7.5” x 10” 
•  7.5” x 4.5” (x2)
•  7.5” x 7” 

 
 

 
 


SPREAD (2 pages)

  • Trim: 17” x 11”
  • Bleed: 17.25” x 11.25”
  • Safe: 7.5” x 10” (x2)
 


FULL PAGE

  • Trim: 8.5” x 11”
  • Bleed: 8.75” x 11.25”
  • Safe: 7.5” x 10”
 
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HALF PAGE SPREAD

  • Trim: 17” x 5.5”
  • Bleed: 17.25” x 5.625”
  • Safe: 7.5” x 4.5” (x2)
 
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BACK COVER

  • Trim: 8.5” x 8”
  • Bleed: 8.75” x 8.125”
  • Safe: 7.5” x 7”
 

 
 

SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

BLEEDS / LIVE MATTER

  • Build bleed ads to trim size and add 0.125-inch bleed on all four sides.
  • Offset crop marks 0.125-inch beyond bleeds.
  • To ensure appearance, place key live matter 0.5-inch inside trim.
  • Build spread bleed ads as a single document.

SPREAD SAFETY

  • Images: For photographs bleeding across gutter, no safety is required.
  • Text: Split copy at gutter between words. Allow 0.5-inch safety away from gutter on each side.

FORMAT OF MATERIALS

  • PDF/X-1a format files in CMYK are required. Total ink density not to exceed 300%. Documents must meet SWOP guidelines.
  • Digital materials only rendered at 300 dpi. Convert all analog media to digital formats before submitting.
  • Materials not meeting production specifications will be corrected at the Advertiser's expense.

DELIVERY OF MATERIALS

  • Upload all advertising materials to the Museum America dropbox.
  • We do not accept materials submitted via email or ground delivery. Electronic files are retained for one year after last use.

PROOFS

  • Hard copy proofs are not required. Museum America utilizes Kodak® InSite™ a digital prepress portal that allows advertisers, publishers and printers to upload, proof and manage print production over the internet with speed, accuracy and high fidelity. 
  • Advertisers choosing to provide hard proofs should supply SWOP Certified Press Proofs consistent with the magazine’s paper and printing specifications. Proofs will not be returned. 

PAPER & PRINTING

  • 8 pt. cover / No. 2 matte white / Satin UV coating C1+C4.
  • 60 lb. text / No. 3 matte white.  
  • 4-color CMYK printing at 300 DPI throughout.

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