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

PRODUCTION DEADLINES

Scuba Diver UK Edition
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline In-stores
February Issue 24 Mon 21 Jan 2019 Fri 08 Feb 2019
March Issue 25 Mon 18 Feb 2019 Fri 08 Mar 2019
April Issue 26 Mon 18 Mar 2019 Fri 05 Apr 2019
May Issue 27 Mon 15 Apr 2019 Fri 10 May 2019
June Issue 28 Mon 20 May 2019 Fri 07 Jun 2019
July Issue 29 Mon 17 Jun 2019 Fri 05 Jul 2019
August Issue 30 Mon 22 Jul 2019 Fri 09 Aug 2019
September Issue 31 Mon 19 Aug 2019 Fri 06 Sep 2019
October Issue 32 Mon 16 Sep 2019 Fri 04 Oct 2019
November Issue 33 Mon 21 Oct 2019 Fri 08 Nov 2019
December Issue 34 Mon 18 Nov 2019 Fri 06 Dec 2019
January Issue 35 Fri 20 Dec 2019 Fri 10 Jan 2020

 

Scuba Diver Asia Pacific Edition
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline In-stores
January Issue 8 Wed 26 Dec 2018 01 Feb 2019
February Issue 9 Mon 4 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019
March Issue 10 Mon 4 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
April Issue 11 Mon 1 Apr 2019 01 May 2019
May Issue 12 Mon 6 May 2019 01 Jun 2019
June Issue 13 Mon 3 Jun 2019 01 Jul 2019
July Issue 14 Mon 1 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019
August Issue 15 Mon 5 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019
September Issue 16 Mon 2 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2019
October Issue 17 Mon 7 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019
November Issue 18 Mon 4 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019
December Issue 19 Mon 2 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020

 

Destinations US/CA Edition
Month Issue No. Copy Deadline In-stores
November Issue 1 / Winter Mon 14 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019