Technical requirements

Magazines

Technical requirements are obligatory when preparing adverts and if ignored the print-shop cannot ensure print results without deviations.

As ready-made adverts, we accept PDF files that meet the ISO standard 15930-1 pdf/x-1a: 2001 and the ISO standard 15930-4 pdf/x-1a: 2003. If the adverts are in other formats, please co-ordinate with the editorial staff.

In case of an advert that has a bleed, an additional bleed of 5 mm should be added to all of its edges.

When designing adverts, all the pictures and objects must be in the CMYK format.

To achieve a deep black colour, use the colour combination 100% Black, 50% Cyan, 40% Magenta, and 40% Yellow.

The total ink limit on content pages cannot exceed the percentage given in the table below.

When designing adverts, we recommend the use of ICC profiles that suit the respective paper. You can find the correct profile from the table below and the profiles can be downloaded from the printing house’s website (addresses added to the table below).

When designing adverts, you are not allowed to use other colours in the case of black objects with a line width below 0.2 mm and texts (titles, sub-titles, main text) under 10 points.

When designing adverts, you are not allowed to use negative text in coloured objects that are less than 10 points and with a line width under 0.2 mm.

When designing adverts, you are not allowed to use other colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) for black frame objects (table grid, picture frames or other similar design elements).

When designing adverts, critical objects (text, logos, and other design elements) must be placed 5 mm from the outer edge of the page.

Magazine Mood Tiiu Siluett Elukiri
Print-shop Printall Kroonpress Kroonpress Kroonpress
Paper used inside Novapress 70g/m2 GraphoCrystal 52g/m2 GraphoCote 65g/m2 GraphoCrystal 52g/m2
Total ink limit
on content pages
300% 260% 300% 260%
ICC profile on content pages PSO_LWC_Improved_eci PSO_INP_Paper_eci PSO_LWC_Improved_eci PSO_INP_Paper_eci
Picture resolution
on content pages
300 dpi 266 dpi 300 dpi 266 dpi
Cover paper WFC gloss 170g/m2 WFC gloss 170g/m2 WFC gloss 170g/m2
Total ink limit on
cover surfaces
330% 330% 330%
ICC profile on cover surfaces ISOcoated_v2 (FOGRA39L) ISOcoated_v2 (FOGRA39L) ISOcoated_v2 (FOGRA39L)
Picture resolution on cover surfaces 350 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi
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