Mechanical Requirements

Trim size of publication: 8-1/4" wide X 10-7/8" deep (after 1/8" bleed cut-off), perfect bound.

Magazine Ad Sizes:

Full Page – 8-1/4" wide x 10-7/8" tall (add 1/8" to all sides for bleed - so final artwork size 8-1/2" x 11-1/8".)

Half Page - Vert. – 3-3/8" wide x 9-7/8" tall (bleed size 4" wide x 11-1/8" tall, with 1/8" trimmed from all sides.)

Half Page - Horiz. – 7-1/4" wide x 4-3/4" tall (bleed size 8-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" tall, with 1/8" trimmed from all sides.)

One-third Page – 2-1/8" wide x 9-7/8" tall (bleed size 2-3/4" x 11-1/8" tall, with 1/8" trimmed from all sides.)

One-fourth Page – 3-3/8" wide x 4-3/4" tall

Facing Spread – 15-3/4" wide x 9-7/8" tall (bleed size 16-3/4" wide x 11-1/8" tall - no gutter bleed)

IMPORTANT: Type matter or illustrative material not intended to bleed should be kept 1/4" - 1/2" from the trim edges of the page.

Portal Page for
Online Magazine

Full Left Panel – 3.5" wide x 10.375" tall

1/3 Right Panel – 3.5" wide x 3.38" tall

Supply a high resolution PDF.

It will be digitally converted for online use.

Electronic Ad Submission:

Artwork: Electronic files for advertising artwork should be submitted
in a high-resolution PDF format (300 dpi, CMYK PDF). 
PLEASE DO NOT USE SPOT COLORS. Be sure all fonts are
embedded in the PDF.

We CANNOT accept Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, or WordPerfect for use in producing ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC artwork.

ARTWORK MUST BE SET-UP TO THE CORRECT SIZE as specified with bleeds and crops included. Color files MUST be set up to output CMYK correctly. PMS spot colors MUST be converted to CMYK.

Bleeds:  Bleed size is 1/8". Live material not intended to bleed off the trimmed page should be confined to 1/4" from the trimmed edge.


FTP Upload Information:

You can submit your ads to our FTP site:


User name:

Password: idoiads

We recommend you use an FTP client like Filezilla or Fetch.


Please send an email to letting us know you have posted an ad to the FTP site. In the subject line include your company name and the words “ad posted to FTP.” In the body text include company name, ad size, issue run date, and file name of your ad.

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