Hour Media publications are assembled digital direct-to-plate. Film negatives are not accepted.
We accept files created in Adobe InDesign; Photoshop, Illustrator or Macintosh Quark Xpress. We
also accept properly prepared PDF (we cannot accept files created with Scitex PDF to Go).
We do not accept ads built using Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME /NT/2000/XP.
Include all Macintosh PS Type 1 fonts and images.
Files that do not follow these guidelines will be returned for correction. No exceptions.
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM and DVD are accepted.
Set document size to the exact size of your ad. If the ad is to bleed, pull all bleeds a minimum of 1/8" (.125") from document edge.
Use Type 1 Postscript fonts only — no TrueType. Be sure to include both printer and screen fonts.
When using Illustrator, Photoshop or Freehand, convert all type to outlines/paths and all colors to CMYK.
Flatten layers and discard any extra channels or paths. Do not compress files with LZW TIFF, JPEG , JPEG encoded EPS.
DB usiness magazine is web offset and perfect bound.
The magazine prints at 150 lpi — minimum halftone resolution should be 300 dpi.
TAC (Total Area Coverage) not to exceed 300%.
Unless special ordering an additional color, all spot or Pantone specified colors should be converted to process color.
A contract color proof is required with every ad. Acceptable contract proofs include: Kodak Approval, Scitex Iris, Fuji Pictroproof as well as 3M Digital Matchprints. If acceptable proof is not provided, color consistency will not be guaranteed.
Trim Size: 8.375" x 10.875"
Bleed Size: 8.625" x 11.125"
Live Area: 7.625" x 10.125"
(Bleeds are accepted on full-page ads only.)
To electronically submit large files, please follow our FTP instructions. Smaller files may be submitted via email to your advertising coordinator.
Typesetting and Design: $200/hour
Additions/Corrections after Due Date: $50/change
Advertising inserts and special bind-ins are accepted pending approval. Please contact your sales representative.
Click here for a printable version of our digital media specifications.