Advertisement Specifications

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Unit Sizes Available

Space Trim Bleed Notes
1 Page 8 1/8 x 10 1/2 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 Safety: 1/4” from trim on
Spread 16 1/4 x 10 1/2 16 1/2 x 10 3/4 all sides.
2/3 Vertical 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 5 3/4 x 10 3/4
1/2 Horizontal 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 8 3/8 x 5 1/2
1/2 Horizontal Spread 16 1/4 x 5 1/4 16 1/2 x 5 1/2
1/3 Vertical 2 3/4 x 10 1/2 3 x 10 3/4

Insertion Orders: Insertion orders are binding after closing dates. No cancellations accepted after this date.

Ad Files and Proofs: Newsweek or its printer will maintain ad files and proofs for 13 months.

Ad Delivery: Our preferred means of Ad delivery is Ad Shuttle. Please go to, Register, choose "Newsweek" from the drop down menu and then upload your ad to the correct issue date.

Mechanical Specifications

  • Final Trim: 8 1/8” x 10 1/2”
  • Live Area: 7 3/8” x 9 3/4”
  • Line Screen 133 lines per in 54 lines per cm
  • Live Matter Safety: 3/8” on all four sides 1/8” total gutter
  • Safety=1/16” on each side
  • Headlines across the gutter should be set so that words, rather than letters, are split

File Preparation

  • Each file should contain only one page or one spread. Screen angles used (unless otherwise requested on disk label): C-15%, M-75%, Y-90%, K-75%
  • All required trapping should be done prior to creating the file
  • Color traps: .08mm/0.14pt and black overprint set when necessary. Include quality control patch (color bars) within maximum dimensions of ad file
  • All printer marks (trim, bleed, center) should be included in all colors.

File Formats

  • PDF/X-1a:2001
  • Scanned images must be high resolution (300 dpi) CMYK.
  • No spot colors, RGB, LAB, or ICC profiles and saved in TIFF or EPS format
  • Final output of all Newsweek pages will be at 2400dpi/04.488dpmm.
  • All fonts must be included and by Type 1 or 3. No TrueType Fonts.

Proof Requirements

  • 2 proofs
  • Laser proofs (color or black and white) are acceptable for content proofs only
  • Contract quality Press, Offpress, and Digital (halftone and continuous tone) proofs are acceptable for color guidance on press. Examples of preferred SWO-certified proofs can be found on the SWOP website at
  • Supply color guidance proof that matches supplied digital ad file.
  • If there are discrepancies between the supplied digital ad file and supplied proof, Newsweek will print what is on the digital ad file.
  • Ads without a complete set of color guidance proofs will be accepted at the advertiser’s risk.