Print Ad Specs

Web Offset (SWOP), Saddle Stitch & Trim, printed on a 50 lb body stock and 80 lb UV coated cover stock. Publication Trim is 8.25 x 10.875


Safety Of 1/4 Inch On All Four Sides Is Required.

All Live Matter Must Be Within Safety.

Bleed must extend at least 1/4 inch beyond trim at each edge and gutter. Please DO NOT include any printer marks: crop marks, color bars, etc.



High resolution PDF files are to be submitted (300 DPI).

All fonts embedded and PDF must be Acrobat 4 or above compatibility.


All images embedded in file must be 300 DPI or greater.

The color space must be CMYK or Grayscale. No RGB, LAB or embedded color profiles


No files with PMS Colors – All colors must be converted to CMYK.



The client may provide contract SWOP proofs if they wish, preferably with color bars and registration marks. A laser printout or non-contract proof is not acceptable to compare color. SI.GUIDE will not accept responsibility for color fidelity of the ad. Nor will SI GUIDE be liable for design or spelling errors.



Files can be submitted via email to:

Large ad files may be sent to us via or dropbox. Please contact the media department at



Please contact the media department at if you intend for SI GUIDE to create an ad. Production charges will apply for Custom ads that do not utilize an SI GUIDE template.



Reproduction quality is at the advertiser’s risk if SI GUIDE specifications are not met or if material is received after closing date, even if on extension. All digital data, film and proofs will be destroyed three (3) months after the last issue date unless SI GUIDE has received written instruction to return immediately after insertion or to hold the material for a specific future date.