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AFR Magazines

The Australian Financial Review Magazine and Boss magazine are inserted monthly into the Friday edition of The Australian Financial Review.

Life & Leisure The Sophisticated Traveller and Life & Leisure Luxury magazines are inserted into The Australian Financial Review and the Weekend Australian Financial Review quarterly.

Mechanical Specifications

  • For type area across the gutter, please allow minimum of 3mm clearance on each side of the spine
  • Do not use fine borders around the edge of a bleed advert. We cannot guarantee the absolute accuracy of trimming due to the nature of web offset printing processes
  • Mechanical specifications are subject to change without notice. Please confirm with production
  • Non Standard Ad Formats subject to availability; refer to your Fairfax Advertising Representative for more information


The Australian Financial Review Magazine

Full Page

Type Area h: 310 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 280mm

1/2 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 280mm

1/2 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 143mm

1/4 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 60 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 80 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 90 w: 280mm

1/4 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 143mm

1/3 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 122 w: 280mm

1/3 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 71mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 91mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 101mm

The Australian Financial Review Magazine - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 310 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 550mm

1/2 Page Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 550mm

1/3 Horizontal Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 122 x w: 550mm

30mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

45mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 25 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

The Australian Financial Review Magazine - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 280mm

Horizontal Strip 45mm

Type Area h: 25 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 280mm

Boss Magazine

Full Page

Type Area h: 255 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 275 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 285 w: 245mm

1/2 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 116 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 136 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 146 w: 245mm

1/3 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 72 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 92 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 102 w: 245mm

1/4 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 51 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 71 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 81 w: 245mm

1/2 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 255 w: 96mm

Trim Size h: 275 w: 116mm

Bleed Area h: 285 x w: 126mm

1/3 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 255 w: 60mm

Trim Size h: 275 w: 80mm

Bleed Area h: 285 w: 90mm

1/4 Page with Bleed

Type Area h: 116 w: 96mm

Trim Size h: 136 w: 116mm

Bleed Area h: 146 w: 126mm

Boss Magazine - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 255 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 275 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 285 w: 480mm

1/2 Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 116 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 136 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 146 w: 480mm

1/3 Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 72 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 92 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 102 w: 480mm

Horizontal Strip 45mm Spread

Type Area h: 25 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 480mm

Horizontal Strip 30mm Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 480mm

Sponsorship Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 450mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 470mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 480mm

Boss Magazine - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 245mm

Horizontal Strip 45mm

Type Area h: 25 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 245mm

Sponsorship Strip

Type Area h: 10 w: 215mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 235mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 245mm

Luxury Magazine

Full Page

Type Area h: 310 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 280mm

1/2 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 280mm

1/2 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 143mm

1/4 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 60 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 80 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 90 w: 280mm

1/4 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 143mm

1/3 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 122 w: 280mm

1/3 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 71mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 91mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 101mm

Luxury Magazine - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 310 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 550mm

1/2 Page Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 550mm

1/3 Horizontal Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 122 x w: 550mm

30mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

45mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 25 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

Luxury Magazine - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 280mm

Horizontal Strip 45mm

Type Area h: 25 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 280mm

The Sophisticated Traveller Magazine

Full Page

Type Area h: 310 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 280mm

1/2 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 280mm

1/2 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 143mm

1/4 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 60 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 80 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 90 w: 280mm

1/4 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 113mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 133mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 143mm

1/3 Horizontal with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 122 w: 280mm

1/3 Vertical with Bleed

Type Area h: 310 w: 71mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 91mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 101mm

The Sophisticated Traveller Magazine - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 310 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 330 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 340 w: 550mm

1/2 Page Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 144 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 164 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 174 w: 550mm

1/3 Horizontal Spread with Bleed

Type Area h: 92 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 112 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 122 x w: 550mm

30mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

45mm Strip Spread

Type Area h: 25 w: 520mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 540mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 550mm

The Sophisticated Traveller Magazine - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 280mm

Horizontal Strip 45mm

Type Area h: 25 w: 250mm

Trim Size h: 45 w: 270mm

Bleed Area h: 55 w: 280mm

Technical Specifications

Print Specifications

Iso Category Paper Type 1

Process Computer to Plate. Four colour process
Screen ruling: 133 lpi
Dot structure: Round
Screen angles:

  • Cyan: 15 degrees
  • Magenta: 45 degrees
  • Yellow: 90 degrees
  • Black: 75 degree

Print Sequence: Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Colour Guidelines

  • Spot Colour: PMS colours must be broken down into CMYK process
  • Process Colour: Colour specified in percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow and black.
  • Dot Gain: Material should compensate for dot gain of up to 15-20% in the 50% dot area. Ensure midtones are lighter and have more contrast to compensate for the above dot gain. Highlights can also muddy if there is a black dot visible, which will also gain on press.

The first printing highlights should be:

   C  M  Y  K
First printing highlight 3% 2% 2% 0%
Midtones Allow for up to 15-20% dot gain
Shadow Range from 280-340% for cover stock

Grey Balance

Maintaining Grey balance throughout the separation is extremely important for quality four-colour reproduction.
Separations without neutral Greys will reproduce with perceivable colour casts on press. As a general rule for magazine reproduction, Grey balance requires slightly more cyan relative to less amounts of magenta to yellow.

Four Colour Mono Images

Four colour mono images have a tendency to reproduce with colour and tonal shifts and often the result differs to the original proof. We suggest using an achromatic, or GCR, set-up. Increasing the use of black and reducing the other three colours will result in a more neutral image that will reduce the risk of tonal and colour shifts on press.

Total Saturation

The total saturation for process colour material should range from 280-300%. This helps compensate for dot gain and allows for maximum shadow detail with minimum ink set-off. Saturation exceeding 300% will not result in darker shadows on magazine stock. It simply leads to excessive set-off and causes shadow areas to plug; thus reducing printed shadow detail. Any single colour not intended to print solid should not exceed 80%. We recommend that large areas of black be at least two colour (100% black, 60% cyan) or four colours.

Typefaces

San serif typefaces are the best choice for reproduction. They reproduce easily with desired readability. Typefaces with thin or delicate serifs and strokes should be avoided. Extremely fine strokes can drop out, while thick strokes can plug on the press.

Because of the ink and stock relationship, small type tends to lose definition on the press. Coloured type or solid backgrounds can print using a single colour at 100%. Should a second or third colour be required, these extra colours should be limited to 95%, keeping within the total ink limit of 300%. This will allow the ink to trap on the press and result in a consistent and balanced printing.

For legibility reasons, consideration should be given when attempting to reproduce type as a light screen tint. For best results, avoid screening type styles with a fine to medium weight and those with serifs.

For optimum results it is suggested that type not overprint a background screen (tint or ghosted image) greater than 30% visual density. This allows for dot gain and provides necessary contrast between text matter and the background image.

Typefaces in reverse

  • Typefaces in four colours should be sans serif and bold, no smaller than 10pt.
  • Type with serifs or screens, reversed out of a four colour image or colour, should be 10pt or greater in size, otherwise the material will not be accepted. This allows for slight variances in register while maximising legibility.
  • Any reverse type should be limited to two colours maximum. For contrast and readability, reverse type should not be positioned within screened areas less than 50%, or in yellow or other light coloured backgrounds.

Line Art

  • Minimum width 0.125mm (0.005 inch) with a maximum of two colours overprinting.
  • Avoid line art less than 1 pt.

FRG Magazines are printed on 3DAP paper type 1. For more detailed print specifications and colour reproduction guidelines please refer to http://www.3dap.com.au/.

Sizing

Ensure the paper size and advertisement size are the same. Registration and trim marks are not required.

Creating Your PDF

Documents submitted to Fairfax must be saved as a PDF. Please note that PDF files must be created with a PostScript application. PDF versions higher than V1.3 are not supported.

  • We accept press ready, high resolution PDF files.
  • We recommend saving the file as an EPS out of your native program and using Acrobat Distiller to create the PDF.
  • PDFs generated from within Office packages such as Word, Excel, Publisher or Powerpoint are not acceptable.
  • PDFs generated from Adobe Photoshop are not acceptable.
  • Fully rasterised PDF’s from, or placed in any application are not accepted, due to extremely poor reproduction of fonts.
  • PDFs created from native programs such as InDesign, QuarkXpress, or Illustrator are acceptable.

Instructions

  1. Create an EPS file using a PostScript software applications. instructions for popular programs can be found here:

  2. Convert the EPS to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Distiller.

Photoshop colour settings

A Colour Settings File (CSF) has been developed to use Photoshop to enable effective image conversion from RGB to CMYK or RGB to Greyscale. In converting the image this file will also adjust maximum ink weight and incorporate Grey Component Replacement (GCR) settings for newsprint.

Material Deadlines

For information on material deadlines across Fairfax Media, please review Fairfax Media_Material Deadlines_NEWSPRINT

Delivery Methods

Fairfax Media Print Publications do not accept material directly via email. For a full list of acceptable delivery methods refer to Delivery Methods.

 

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