Pacific Magazines will only accept advertising material via Quickcut. Supply of media via other means such as FTP, CD or Email is forbidden and will be rejected by Pacific Magazines.
The supplier of the digital media is responsible for all aspects of the files supplied.
For more information regarding Quickcut please contact:
Quickcut: (02) 9467 7500
Tech Support: (02) 9467 7599
Zip out puzzle section
For Double Page Spreads appearing in the zip out puzzle section, please ensure there is a 15mm safe area on either side of the spine. This is to avoid any important copy or image being sucked into the glue strip that runs down the centre of the magazine within this particular section. The 15mm safe area should have no text or images on either side of the trim marks. Essentially a 15mm safe are on the right hand side of the LHP and the left hand side of the RHP. Please note the normal width and height for a strip ad are required, however the 15mm safe area is to have no type or images present.
1. Media is to be supplied to the correct publication page size. Taking special care to include bleed, trim and registration marks. (Minimum bleed size is 3mm. Trim and registration marks must lay 6mm outside of the trim)
2. PDF files need to be supplied as single page files. File names should start with P001_ for the first page and P002_ for the second page for a double page spread.
3. Avoid running type across the gutter of a double page spread.
4. All type must be a minimum of 8pt and 10pt for reversed type
5. All fonts need to be embedded into the PDF file
6. Files must be saved in CMYK format. RGB or LAB colour formats will be rejected
7. Images need to be of a minimum 260dpi at print size.
8. Solid black panels or backgrounds should carry 40% Cyan to reinforce the black print
9. Total ink limit should be between 280-310% with a black limit of 90% (medium GCR)
10. All 4 colour black and white images should use UCR
· Page must include required bleed as per publication specification.
· PDF's page must be CROPPED (in Acrobat) to BLEED size, contain no crop or registration marks.
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To ensure accurate colour reproduction, Pacific Magazines recommends a 3DAPv3 approved digital proof.
Please Check Publication Specifications for Correct Paper Type
From April 2nd 2009 Printers and publishers will only be accepting 3DAPv3 proofs. Please see http://www.3dap.com.au/ for more details
3DAPv3 Colour Proofs:
1. Colour proofs must be created at 100% in size and accompany any supplied material.
2. In order to verify the proof, it will need to contain the 3DAPv3 control strip
3. Tearsheets or colour laser prints are NOT acceptable forms of proofs
4. If a 3DAPv3 colour proof is not supplied, Pacific Magazines or the Printer will not accept responsibility for the printed result of the supplied advertising.
5. The proof must be setup to the correct paper type of the magazine and section
From ISSUE #16 (on-sale 11 April, 2012) - UPDATED COLOUR PROFILE
That's Life Magazine will be replacing their Paper type 3 separation profile to the NEW improved PaperType 3 profile
Please see http://www.3dap.com.au/ for technical information of the change."
Wet Sachet Specifications:
Please note the following specifications are a guide for suppliers of sachets for insertion into Pacific Magazines publications. Suppliers/manufacturers must submit samples for testing by Pacific Magazines Production staff and if approved it is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that actual product supplied for insertion is identical to the samples submitted and approved.
For each 1ml of fill, the sachet’s internal area must be at least 8 square cm.
The sachet must be free from excessive air, as much air as possible needs to be removed prior to sealing.
Under a compression test, sachets must withstand at least 3,300 psi (1,500 kg) of pressure for 10 seconds and subsequently 2,200 psi (1,000 kg) for a minimum of 5 hours.
Minimum overall size required for binding = as per magazine specifications*
Maximum overall size for binding = as per magazine specifications *
Maximum total weight for individual sachets, including fill = 20 grams
The quantity of liquid fill must remain the same throughout the production run.
Sachets must be packed in nested cartons for ease of unpacking.
To enable automatic feeding on insertion equipment, sachets must be packed so they do not curl or stick together.
If more than 1 deck of sachets is packed in a carton, each deck must have a strong cardboard base so they will sit stable on the base.
All sachets to be packed the same way up and the same way around.
Sachet cartons to be strong and tailor made for a tight fit.
All cartons must be accurately labelled indicating product, quantity and host publication
Approval of Trial Samples:
A minimum of 200 samples to be supplied as per the above specifications for pressure testing and a binding trial before full production of the sachet for the magazine
Due to the mechanics of tipping-on inserts, there may be occasions where a very small quantity of magazines is bound without the insert. As such it would be advisable NOT TO run wording offering a sachet within the magazine.
Please be advised that the client takes responsibility for all costs incurred (including reprint of magazine run) if wet sachets are faulty at time on insertion.