family circle: Specifications
family circle: Specifications
Full Page285 x 220245 x 180275 x 210
Half Page Horizontal146 x 220106 x 180136 x 210
Half Page Vertical285 x 115245 x 75275 x 105
Third Page Horizontal101 x 22061 x 18091 x 210
Third Page Vertical285 x 80245 x 40275 x 70
Technical Information

Family Circle is a Perfect Bound Magazine
Trim Size: 275mm x 210mm

Digital Delivery of Print Material
Pacific Magazines will only accept advertising material via one of the industry approved ad delivery & pre-flighting platforms detailed below.

Calibrated to Pacific Magazine’s specifications, they troubleshoot all supplied material to ensure there are no issues that will affect the printed quality of your advertising. This process protects all parties to guarantee the best outcome. It is therefore Pacific Magazines’ company policy to only accept material through Adsend or Digital Ads (the Adsend alternative).

We will not accept material via other means such as FTP, disc or email under any circumstances.

The supplier of the digital media is responsible for all aspects of the files supplied.

ADSEND (formerly known as Quickcut)
Phone: +61 3 8689 9000

Phone: 02 9818 1965 during hours (10am to 6pm AEST)
Phone: 02 9818 1965 after hours

General Specifications:
1. Media is to be supplied to the correct publication page size. Taking special care to include bleed, trim and registration marks. (Minimum bleed size is 3mm. Trim and registration marks must lay 6mm outside of the trim)
2. PDF files need to be supplied as single page files. File names should start with P001_ for the first page and P002_ for the second page for a double page spread.
3. Avoid running type across the gutter of a double page spread.
4. All type must be a minimum of 8pt and 10pt for reversed type
5. All fonts need to be embedded into the PDF file
6. Files must be saved in CMYK format. RGB or LAB colour formats will be rejected
7. Images need to be of a minimum 260dpi at print size.
8. Solid black panels or backgrounds should carry 40% Cyan to reinforce the black print
9. Total ink limit should be between 280-310% with a black limit of 90% (medium GCR)
10. All 4 colour black and white images should use UCR


· Page must include required bleed as per publication specification.
· PDF's page must be CROPPED (in Acrobat) to BLEED size, contain no crop or registration marks.
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To ensure accurate colour reproduction, Pacific Magazines recommends a 3DAPv3 approved digital proof.
Please Check Publication Specifications for Correct Paper Type
Please see for more details

3DAPv3 Colour Proofs:
1. Colour proofs must be created at 100% in size and accompany any supplied material.
2. In order to verify the proof, it will need to contain the 3DAPv3 control strip
3. Tearsheets or colour laser prints are NOT acceptable forms of proofs
4. If a 3DAPv3 colour proof is not supplied, Pacific Magazines or the Printer will not accept responsibility for the printed result of the supplied advertising.
5. The proof must be setup to the correct paper type of the magazine and section

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Pacific Magazines Production Contacts

Print Production Controller
Mark Boorman
Phone: (02) 9394 2687

Advertising Production Coordinator
Morgan Harris
Phone: (02) 9394 2959



Whilst the internal production process may verify that material is within specification the onus is placed firmly on tradehouse/sender to supply material to specification. It is also a requirement that advertising material is delivered on time so quality measures can take place. Late material may miss these checking procedures which could pick up possible problems/errors.

Pacific Magazines reserves the right to refuse any material that does not meet the required Specifications.