Print Ad Requirements

Ad Dimensions
Unit Size Final Trim Size Bleed Included
Spreads 16.75" x 10.875" 17.125" x 11.25"
Full Page 8.375" x 10.875" 8.75" x 11.25"
1/3 Vertical 2.80" x 10.875" 3.175" x 11.25"
1/2 Vertical 4.1875" x 10.875" 4.5625" x 11.25"
1/2 Horizontal 8.375" x 5.4375" 8.75" x 5.8125"

General Printing Information

Printing Process
Web offset. Discovery Girls subscribes to SWOP standards.
Binding Process
Saddle Stitched
Final Trim Size
8.375" x 10.875" (width x height)
1/2" from the trim on all four sides. For spreads, type crossing the gutter should be positioned 1/4" away from center fold on adjoining pages. All ads must include at least 3/16" bleed from the final trim size on all four sides.
Register Marks
Items not intended for print (filename, color bars, etc.) must be located at least .25" outside of trim size.
Proofing requirements
SWOP Standard Press Proofs are required for color guidance on the press. Ads without color guidance are accepted at the advertiser's risk.
Digital Specifictions
Digital data is required for ad submissions. Discovery Girls works strictly with the CTP process and does not accept stripped flats or page negatives. The file must be a Hi-Res PDF, 4-Color CMYK only. No spot colors. Line screen is 133 lpi.
All fonts used for an ad must accompany the file(s). This includes the desktop font as well as the postscript printer font. For fine lettering, thin lines and serifs should be restricted to one color.
Desktop File Formats
Submit ad as a Hi-Res Print-Ready PDF.
Please request FTP information from your contact.
Disposition of Materials
All files and proofs are destroyed after last insertion unless Publisher has instructions to hold material for future insertion.
Shipping Instructions
Send all materials with a copy of printing instructions to:
Discovery Girls, Inc.
445 S. San Antonio Road Ste. 205
Los Altos, CA 94022
Additional Information
Discovery Girls requires that all ads be finalized Hi-Res PDF. All files must be right reading, portrait mode only, no rotations, 100% size.

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Natalie Herman