Ad Artwork Submission to MGTL

This is a brief checklist for submitting materials to Media Graphics for ad prep:

Ad information:

  • Publication and contact information.
  • Ad size, number of colors, and issue or run date.
  • Original art (transparencies preferred) if we are to scan, plus retouching comments.
  • Insertion order (if we ship) and any special instructions.
Electronic art:
  • Build ad to trim size with trim marks.
  • Extend bleed past trim marks per pub specs.
  • Verify that all critical elements are within the live or "safe" area.
  • Images should be 300 ppi at 100% of final size.
  • Include fonts and images used in the ad, and verify that all images are linked.
  • Include a laser proof (reduced o.k., but indicate percentage of reduction).
MGTL | Media Graphics will verify specs and provide ad materials to current publication specifications. We support all current file formats including TiffIt and PDF/X-1a and can provide reprints and press proofs in addition to 4-color halftone contract proofs. Media Graphics also offers proofing-only from your final publication-ready PDF/X-1a files.