Production

PRINT SPECS UK & ANZ EDITION

Adobe InDesign idml Templates (right-click /save as)
28×8 Double Page spread with Bleed (size 303mm high x 426mm wide includes the bleed, anything you don’t want trimmed should be 10mm from the edge of the page)
28×4 Full Page advert with Bleed (size 303mm high x 216mm wide, anything you don’t want trimmed should be 10mm from the edge of the page)
28×2 Half Page Vertical (263mm high x 88mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
28×1 Third Page Vertical (263mm high x 58mm wide) (subject to prior approval) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
14×4 Half Page Horizontal (128mm high x 182mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
14×2 Quarter Page Vertical (128mm high x 88mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
Sponsorship Strips (Subject to prior approval)

Classified Section Templates (right-click /save as)
5×1 (50mm high x 60mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
6×2 (60mm high x 124mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed
5×3 (50mm high x 188mm wide) No crop / bleed or trim marks allowed

PRINT SPECS US EDITION

Double page spread – Bleed (inc 3mm): 432mm (w) x 282mm (h)
Trim: 426mm (w) x 276mm (h)
Text Area: 412mm (w) x 262mm (h) [please ensure all text sits inside this size]
Full page – Bleed (inc 3mm): 219mm (w) x 282mm (h)
Trim: 213mm (w) x 276mm (h)
Text Area: 200mm (w) x 262mm (h) [please ensure all text sits inside this size]
Half horizontal – 187mm (w) x 122mm (h)
Half vertical – 90mm (w) x 250mm (h)
Quarter page – 90mm (w) x 122mm (h)

Technical Specifications

  • All files should be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) version 1.3, preferred PDF files from QuarkXPress or InDesign using Pass4Press PDF settings.
  • All transparency and layers flattened.
  • Magazine settings differ from the Newsprint settings in just four areas . . . Transparency Flattener is 2400 and 600; Images, 300 dpi for contones and a minimum 600 dpi (max. 1200) for lineart; Total Ink Limit in images is 300%.
  • Fonts should be embedded/subset and should be PostScript Type1, TrueType or OpenType
  • CMYK Colour only (No spot / Pantone  colour or RGB colour)
  • Magazine image resolution 300dpi
  • Neither custom transfer functions nor custom halftones should be used
  • Crop, Bleed and Trim marks must not be used unless it is for a full-page advert or double-page spread.
  • Please allow 6mm to be trimmed out of the centre of the double-page spread advert when supplying at 432mm width, and keep all important information 20mm from centre-line due to binding.

Photoshop – Warning
Photoshop is an excellent tool for image editing and colour correction but is not recommended for creating PDFs for print as all text and logos will be rasterised.

DIGITAL SPECS

MPU
Dimensions: 300 pixels wide x 250 pixels high
Maximum Expanded Dimensions: 600 pixels wide x 250 pixels high. Expanding direction: Left
Maximum file size: 200kb. Accepted file types: Animated PNG, JPG.
Leaderboard
Dimensions: 728 pixels wide x 90 pixels high
Maximum Expanded Dimensions: 728 pixels wide x 190 pixels high. Expanding direction: Down
Maximum file size: 200kb. Animated PNG, JPG.

PRODUCTION DEADLINES

Scuba Diver European Edition – Always 20th day of the month
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline
February Issue 36 Mon 20 Jan 2020
March Issue 37 Thu 20 Feb 2020
April Issue 38 Fri 20 Mar 2020
May Issue 39 Mon 20 Apr 2020
June Issue 40 Wed 20 May 2020
July Issue 41 Mon 22 Jun 2020
August Issue 42 Mon 20 Jul 2020
September Issue 43 Thu 20 Aug 2020
October Issue 44 Mon 21 Sep 2020
November Issue 45 Tue 20 Oct 2020
December Issue 46 Fri 20 Nov 2020
January Issue 47 Mon 21 Dec 2020

 

Scuba Diver ANZ Edition – Always 1st day of the month
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline
February Issue 20 Wed 1 Jan 2020
March Issue 21 Sat 1 Feb 2020
April Issue 22 Sun 1 Mar 2020
May Issue 23 Wed 1 Apr 2020
June Issue 24 Fri 1 May 2020
July Issue 25 Mon 1 Jun 2020
August Issue 26 Wed 1 Jul 2020
September Issue 27 Sat 1 Aug 2020
October Issue 28 Tue 1 Sep 2020
November Issue 29 Thu 1 Oct 2020
December Issue 30 Sun 1 Nov 2020
January Issue 31 Tue 1 Dec 2020

 

Destinations US & Canada Edition – Always the 10th day of the month
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline
March Issue 2 Mon 10 Feb 2020
June Issue 3 Mon 11 May 2020
Sept Issue 4 Mon 10 Aug 2020
Dec Issue 5 Tue 10 Nov 2020