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Metro Magazines

Good Weekend Magazine is inserted into the Saturday editions of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. It is saddle-stitched, printed on 55gsm Norstar 80 ISO, using heat set web offset technology with mid tack uncoated process inks.

  • Finished size – 355mm x 278mm.

Sunday Life Magazine is inserted into The Sun Herald and The Sunday Age. It is saddle-stitched, printed on 55gsm Norstar 80 ISO, using heat set web offset technology with mid tack uncoated process inks.

  • Finished size – 315mm x 275mm.

Mechanical Specifications

  • Measurements are given in millimetres and are as height x width
  • All live copy must be kept within the type area; this includes all text, image, keylines and keycodes
  • 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)
  • Mechanical specifications are subject to change without notice
  • Non Standard Ad Formats subject to availability; refer to your Fairfax Advertising Representative for more information


Good Weekend

Full Page

Type Area h: 335 w: 258mm

Trim Size h: 355 w: 278mm

Bleed Area h: 365 w: 288mm

1/2 Horizontal

Type Area h: 153 w: 258mm

Trim Size h: 173 w: 278mm

Bleed Area h: 183 w: 288mm

1/3 Horizontal

Type Area h: 98 w: 258mm

Trim Size h: 118 w: 278mm

Bleed Area h: 128 w: 288mm

1/2 Vertical

Type Area h: 335 w: 117mm

Trim Size h: 355 w: 137mm

Bleed Area h: 365 w: 147mm

1/3 Vertical

Type Area h: 335 w: 74mm

Trim Size h: 355 w: 94mm

Bleed Area h: 365 w: 104mm

Good Weekend - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 335 w: 536mm

Trim Size h: 355 w: 556mm

Bleed Area h: 365 w: 566mm

1/2 Spread

Type Area h: 153 w: 536mm

Trim Size h: 173 w: 556mm

Bleed Area h: 183 w: 566mm

1/3 Spread

Type Area h: 98 w: 536mm

Trim Size h: 118 w: 556mm

Bleed Area h: 128 w: 566mm

Horizontal Strip 30mm Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 536mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 556mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 566mm

Good Weekend - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 258mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 278mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 288mm

Cover Spine Strip

h: 365 w: 20mm

Sunday Life

Full Page

Type Area h: 295 w: 255mm

Trim Size h: 315 w: 275mm

Bleed Area h: 325 w: 285mm

1/2 Horizontal

Type Area h: 133 w: 255mm

Trim Size h: 153 w: 275mm

Bleed Area h: 163 w: 285mm

1/3 Horizontal

Type Area h: 80 w: 255mm

Trim Size h: 100 w: 275mm

Bleed Area h: 110 w: 285mm

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 255mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 275mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 285mm

1/2 Vertical

Type Area h: 295 w: 116mm

Trim Size h: 315 w: 136mm

Bleed Area h: 325 w: 146mm

1/3 Vertical

Type Area h: 295 w: 73mm

Trim Size h: 315 w: 93mm

Bleed Area h: 325 w: 103mm

Sunday Life - Spreads

Double Page Spread

Type Area h: 295 w: 530mm

Trim Size h: 315 w: 550mm

Bleed Area h: 325 w: 560mm

1/2 Spread

Type Area h: 133 w: 530mm

Trim Size h: 153 w: 550mm

Bleed Area h: 163 w: 560mm

1/3 Spread

Type Area h: 80 w: 530mm

Trim Size h: 100 w: 550mm

Bleed Area h: 110 w: 560mm

Horizontal Strip 30mm Spread

Type Area h: 10 w: 530mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 550mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 560mm

Sunday Life - Non Standard Formats

Horizontal Strip 30mm

Type Area h: 10 w: 255mm

Trim Size h: 30 w: 275mm

Bleed Area h: 40 w: 285mm

Cover Spine Strip

h: 325 w: 15mm

Technical Specifications

Image Resolution

We print at a linescreen ruling of 133 lpi. Please supply a minimum of:

Image
300 dpi
Bitmap
2400 dpi

logos supplied as either single bitmap or vector artwork.

Colour

All colour must be supplied as CMYK.

Total Ink Coverage

Ensure all elements including any TIFFs, JPEGs, or EPS images within your file do not exceed CMYK Total Ink Percentage of 270%.

Sizing

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

Fonts and Type

Minimum type sizes:

  • Single solid colour: 6pt
  • Coloured type on a white background using two or three colour plates: 8pt
  • Reversed type out of one colour plates: 8pt
  • Reversed type out of two or more colour plates: 12pt san serif bold

We do not recommend reversing text out of four colour images.

Good Weekend and Sunday Life are printed on 3DAP paper type 4. For more detailed print specifications and colour reproduction guidelines please refer to http://www.3dap.com.au/.

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

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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