Advertising File Specs

Below is a list of file specs for most print and digital advertising options.

Please note that not every size is avaiable in every publication, consult your account executive to confirm your ad options.

Double Page Spread (DPS)

Bleed: 17" × 11.125"
Trim: 16.75" × 10.875"
Live: 16.25" × 10.375"

1/2 Double Page Spread (1/2 DPS)

Bleed: 17" × 5.525"
Trim: 16.75" × 5.4"
Live: 16.25" × 4.9"

Full Page/Cover

Non-Bleed: 7.125" × 9.875"
Bleed: 8.625" × 11.125"
Trim: 8.375" × 10.875"
Live: 7.875" × 10.375"

2/3 Horizontal

Trim: 7.125" × 6.5"

2/3 Vertical

Trim: 4.75" × 9.875"

1/2 Horizontal

Trim: 7.125" × 4.75"

1/2 Vertical

Trim: 3.5" × 9.875"

1/2 Vertical Island

Trim: 4.75" × 7.125"

1/3 Square

Trim: 4.75" × 4.75"

1/3 Horizontal

Trim: 7.125" × 3.125"

1/3 Vertical

Trim: 2.25" × 9.875"

1/4 Horizontal

Trim: 4.75" × 3.5"

1/4 Vertical

Trim: 3.5" × 4.75"

1/4 Banner

Trim: 7.125" × 2.25"

1/6 Horizontal

Trim: 4.75" × 2.25"

1/6 Vertical

Trim: 2.25" × 4.75"

1/8 Horizontal

Trim: 3.5" × 2.25"

1/8 Vertical

Trim: 2.25" × 3.5"


Printing

› Offset
› Publication trim size: 8.375" × 10.75" Safety
› All live matter must be 0.25" from trim on all sides.
› Gutter Safety: 0.1875" on each side (total 0.375”).
› Note: Perfect alignment of type or design across the gutter of two facing pages cannot be guaranteed.

Preferred Format

› High-resolution, press-optimized PDF (all fonts and graphics embedded)

Acceptable Formats

› Collected Mac InDesign files with all fonts must be collected and included
• High-resolution 300 dpi images at 100% size, CMYK or grayscale raster images in TIFF or Photoshop EPS file format
› Vector EPS file format (all fonts converted to paths/outlines)
› Illustrator file formats (all fonts converted to paths/outlines)

Ad Submission

› FTP upload via ftp.lesterpublications.com*
› File upload via www.lesterpublications.com
› E-mail to artwork@lesterpublications.com
› Dropbox: artwork@lesterpublications.com
* Contact your account executive for FTP credentials

Contacts

Sales
adsales@lesterpublications.com

Art Director:
Myles O’Reilly
204-953-2188
moreilly@lesterpublications.com

Publisher:
Jill Harris
866-953-2182
jharris@lesterpublications.com

Cover

Bleed: 6.5" × 8.75"
Trim: 6.25" × 8.5"
Live: 5.75" × 8"

Full Page/Tab

Non-Bleed: 5" × 7.5"
Bleed: 6" × 8.75"
Trim: 5.75" × 8.5"
Live: 5.25" × 8"

2/3 Horizontal

Trim: 5" × 4.9375"

1/2 Horizontal

Trim: 5" × 3.625"

1/2 Vertical

Trim: 2.375" × 7.5"

1/3 Horizontal

Trim: 5" × 2.3125"

1/3 Vertical

Trim: 1.5" × 7.5"

1/4 Horizontal/Banner

Trim: 5" × 1.6875"

1/4 Vertical

Trim: 2.375" × 3.625"

1/6 Horizontal

Trim: 2.375" × 2.25"

1/8 Horizontal

Trim: 2.375" × 1.6875"

Logo

Max Width: Max width: 2.375"
Max Height: 0.6"


Printing

› Offset
› Publication trim size: 5.75" × 8.5" Safety
› All live matter must be 0.25" from trim on all sides.
› Gutter Safety: 0.375".
› Binding: Coil".
› Note: Perfect alignment of type or design across the gutter of two facing pages cannot be guaranteed.

Preferred Format

› High-resolution, press-optimized PDF (all fonts and graphics embedded)

Acceptable Formats

› Collected Mac InDesign files with all fonts must be collected and included
• High-resolution 300 dpi images at 100% size, CMYK or grayscale raster images in TIFF or Photoshop EPS file format
› Vector EPS file format (all fonts converted to paths/outlines)
› Illustrator file formats (all fonts converted to paths/outlines)

Ad Submission

› FTP upload via ftp.lesterpublications.com*
› File upload via www.lesterpublications.com
› E-mail to artwork@lesterpublications.com
› Dropbox: artwork@lesterpublications.com
* Contact your account executive for FTP credentials

Contacts

Sales
adsales@lesterpublications.com

Art Director:
Myles O’Reilly
204-953-2188
moreilly@lesterpublications.com

Publisher:
Jill Harris
866-953-2182
jharris@lesterpublications.com