AMG PRINT SPECS

AMERICAN PROFILE, ATHLON SPORTS, RELISH and SPRY LIVING are press delivered, non-bleed magazines. Trim size is 8.250 x 9.375 inches. The full “live area” is 8.000 x 9.125 inches. There is a .125-inch non-print area outside of the live area. 
 

For all amg titles (american profile's community table, athlon sports, relish and spry living):

AD SIZE             AD DIMENSIONS (Live Area)

Full Page                                                       8.000 x 9.125
Full Spread                                                   16.250 x 9.125
1/5 Strip H                                                     8.000 x 1.625
*3/10 V                                                           2.250 x 9.125
3/5 V                                                             4.812 x 9.125
3/5 H                                                             8.000 x 5.437
2/5 V                                                              3.187 x 9.125
2/5 H                                                          8.000 x 3.687
Digest                                                            4.562 x 6.562
Magazine                                                       5.750 x 9.125
1/2 V                                                               4.000 x 9.125
1/2 H                                                               8.000 x 4.562
*1/4                                                                 4.000 x 4.562
Front Cover Strip                                           8.000 x .812
1/2 Horizontal Spread                                   16.250 x 4.562

Pop-up unit             

Pop-Up Front/Back Cover                          8.000 x 9.125
Pop-Up Center Spread                               16.250 x 9.125

*Unit must run on the same spread opposite a Full Page or Magazine unit.


FOR parade:

AD SIZE             AD DIMENSIONS (LIVE AREA)

Full Page                                                     8.375 X 9.000
Full Page Spread                                    17.000 X 9.000
3/5 V                                                        5.000 X 9.000
3/5 H                                                        8.375 X 5.375
2/5 V                                                        3.250 X 9.000
2/5 H                                                        8.375 X 3.500
Standard Magazine                                6.250 X 9.000
Standard Magazine Spread                   12.750 X 9.000
1/2 V                                                         4.250 X 9.000
1/2 H                                                         8.375 X 4.250
1/5 V                                                         1.750 X 9.000
1/5 H                                                         1.750 X 9.000
Pop-Up Front/Back Cover                      8.375 X 9.000
Pop-Up Center Spread                           17.000 X 9.000

CUSTOM AD UNITS

Custom ad units can include Dutch Doors, Cover Wraps, Pop-ups, Business Reply Cards and more. Contact a sales representative for more information and ad specifications. 

AD CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES

• Build ads to the live area size
• Use stylized fonts and do not apply style attributes to basic fonts
• Place elements at 100% size. Avoid rotation and cropping of images in layout program
• Supply as single pages not spreads
• Partial page ads should be built to 100% of their actual live area size. Bleed is not available
• Ad material will not be returned
• All elements should be defined as CMYK, never RGB
• UCR should be set at 280
• All screen and printer fonts that are necessary for ripping the file must be included. It is best to 
have the fonts already converted to outline or rendered into raster graphics by the ad provided. Be aware that some placed or embedded elements may also need fonts included. 

TYPE REPRODUCTION

• Type should NEVER be less than 6-point boldface
• Process color for small type should NOT be used
• Fine and/or serif type should be used at a minimum and held to one color to avoid registration problems
• For reverse type, the dominant color should be used for shape with subordinate colors spread slightly to avoid registration problems.

Reverse type or 100% black type is recommended

Please note: If these guidelines are not followed, Athlon Media Group cannot guarantee the quality of type reproduction.

NATIVE FILE REQUIREMENTS

Submission of native application files such as InDesign or Quark are strongly discouraged, but we realize that it may be unavoidable in certain situations. Therefore, the following information should be clearly understood and followed. All native application files will be treated by Athlon Media Group as individual unstripped pages which means that they will be pre-flighted, ripped and proofed. In the event the advertiser does not supply an approved digital color proof of the ad as described above, Athlon Media Group will take reasonable measures to ensure color accuracy of the ad, but will in no way guarantee its acceptance or reproduction.

Native File Formats Accepted: QuarkXPress 9.0 (or earlier), PhotoShop CS6 (or earlier), Illustrator CS6 (or earlier), and InDesign CS6 (or earlier). Macintosh versions are strongly recommended.

Native File Packaging: Compress all files before transmitting with common compression methods (ZIP, Stuffit, Rar, etc.).

Native File Package Contents: When submitting native files include all fonts, images, scans, logos/artwork. Do not nest EPS in other EPS files. Pantone colors must be in CMYK mode. All Images/scans must be in CMYK mode. Font information should include manufacturer, font name and version. Supply Quark “Collect for Output” or similar reports. When sending PDFs other than PDF/X-1a it is recommended you also send the native files. 

CONTENT & CONTRACT PROOFS

One content proof and one DDCP (direct digital color proof) are required. Kodak Approval or Epson color calibrated proofs of the generated file are preferred. Proofs furnished for other printing processes may not accurately reflect the printed piece. In the event that the only proof supplied by the advertiser is a low-resolution color printout, Athlon Media Group will take reasonable measures to ensure color accuracy of the ad but cannot guarantee its acceptance or reproduction. 

AD MATERIAL POLICY

Athlon Media Group assumes no responsibility for unsatisfactory reproductions as a result of ad material that does not abide by the previously outlined material specifications. Athlon Media Group reserves the right to reduce an advertiser’s material by as much as 5% vertically, horizontally or proportionately except when expressly prohibited. 

PREFERRED FORMAT: PDF/X-1A FILES

In order to assure accurate insertion, material must be clearly marked with the issue date and publication name

 

FOR ALL AMG TITLES (AMERICAN PROFILE'S COMMUNITY TABLE, ATHLON SPORTS, RELISH AND SPRY LIVING):

AD SUBMISSION

Material should be submitted through Athlon Media Group’s Ad Grinder web application:

  • http://adgrinder.athlonmediagroup.com
  • Username: athlonupload
  • Password: advertiser

Send physical proofs to:

Athlon Media Group
Attn: Production Dept.
2451 Atrium Way, Suite 320
Nashville, TN 37214

MAIN PRODUCTION CONTACT:

Susan Fisher 
[email protected]

229.378.3641

 

For Parade:

AD SUBMISSION

Material should be submitted through Athlon Media Group’s Ad Grinder web application:

  • http://www.adshuttle.com/parade
  • New users will be asked to create an account 
    and will create a login and password.

SEND PHYSICAL PROOFS TO:

Quad/Graphics
135 W 50th Street 8th Floor

New York, New York 10020
Attn: Bruce Galt

MAIN PRODUCTION CONTACT:

Shashika Baldwin
[email protected]
615.326.5119