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Delivering print material

All the print-ready advertising material is to be delivered digitally as PDF-files who are to meet the PDF/x or Medibel+ norms.
Our DTP-department can also take care of the entire graphic realisation of an advertisement, basing themselves on the text and image material as delivered by the customer.

DELIVERING PRINT-READY DIGITAL MATERIAL

DATA CARRIERS
All files and/or images can be saved for MAC as well as for WINDOWS on CD or DVD.

FTP-SERVER

Ftp host address: ftp://pmg.pmgroup.be
Servergate: 21
Login & password:
Contact our advertising department:
Tel.: +32 (0)50/24.04.04 - E-mail: pub@pmg.be

VIA E-MAIL

Max. 20 MB - E-mail: pub@pmg.be

PDF-FILES

NAMING
When naming PDF files, you may use "numerals" and "letters" ONLY. The "– "or"_ " symbols can be used, if desired, to split a name.

CREATING THE FILE

When creating the final PDF file you should preferably use in Acrobat Distiller the "Conversion Settings" = the "Job Options" of Medibel+ (i.e. the standard settings for Belgium). However, we also accept the international PDF/x standard, provided it has no embedded colour profiles and/or spot colours. In the absence of the Medibel+ Job Options settings, youd do best to utilize Adobes default setting that refers to "Press" of "Print Work" and which, as a rule, will produce a visually correct, HIGH resolution PDF (2400 dpi).

COLOURS

Only CMYK-colours may be used. Pantone and other colours must first, in your editor, be converted to CMYK so that the PDF file, later on, can be separated, correctly, for 4-colour process printing.

FONTS

All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF-file.

IMAGES

All photos and other artwork should be scanned in and/or prepared at a minimum resolution of 300 ppi (Pixels Per Inch).

PROMOTIONAL INSERTS & READER/BUSINESS SUPPLY CARDS

A promotional insert should not be wider than 210 mm and not higher than 297 mm. During in-line finishing, sewn-in or tipped-in (glued) promotional inserts have, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, 5 mm trimmed off at the top of the magazine. Minimum paper weight of the promotional insert: 80g/m2.
Note: in magazines with a stapled spine bound-in (stapled) inserts or bound-in reply cards of 1 page only should always include a return flap with the same height as the document and with a width of 10 cm.
A text (or logo) can be printed on this return flap if so desired.

BOUND-IN INSERTS
A reply card can be bound into the middle of the magazine (stapled-through-the-centrefold).

AS A LOOSE INSERT
A promotional insert can be sent as a loose insert inside the usual magazine wrapper. This insert shouldn't be bigger than the format of the magazine and should weigh no more than 120g.

TIPPED-IN INSERT
A promotional insert or a reply card can be tipped to a page in the magazine. In that event, a link to a page of advertising is obligatory and, for technical reasons, no regular spot is bookable in the magazine.

GADGET
Quotation on request: subject to technical feasibility.

COLOR PROOFS

All non-CMYK compatible colour formats (RGB or spot colours) are converted by our graphics software to CMYK colour values, which may result in colours that do not fully reflect the intention of the author/designer of the advertisement. It is therefore essential that all colour-sensitive ads and insertions are supplied in CMYK format.

MATERIAL NOT READY TO BE PRINTED

Our graphical department is able to create digital print-ready material, based upon photographs, slides and/or drawings. Our own photographers can make photographs of delivered material or products.
The advertising rates do not include any lay-out costs. These have to be discussed in advance, taking into account the desired result.

AGREED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION AND QUALITY STANDARDS

For everything not covered by an explicit provision, the reader is referred to the "FEBELGRA Manual - Business Practices and General Conditions specific to the Printing Industry".

PLACEMENT
All advertisements are published, ordinarily, on a left-hand page.
Every special placement should be clearly stated on the order form, for which a supplement of 25% will be charged per placement.

COLOUR DIFFERENCES
Our magazines are produced per section of 16 to 32 pages. In this way several adverts come within the same ink zone. After that, the pages concerned are printed, automatically, with the same average ink pressure and density. Consequently, minor deviations in colour compared to previous ads and/or accompanying colour proofs are sometimes unavoidable.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation of any order must be effected as prescribed under our standard conditions of sale. Moreover, cancellations will not be accepted less than 6 weeks before the date of issue.
Orders for cover pages (C1, C2, C3 and C4) are non-cancellable.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING THE CRC
• All offsetprint-ready adverts should be furnished no later than the dates stated in our rates next to the heading: "DEADLINE PDF".
• If the adverts are not print-ready, the texts and photos should, at the latest, be submitted on the dates stated in our rates next to the heading: "DEADLINE RESERVATION".
• Promotional inserts and reply cards should be furnished no later than the dates stated in our rates next to the heading: "DEADLINE PDF".

Print formats



2/1 pagina

2/1 page

Bleed
420 x 297 mm.
All sides 5 mm bleed

Non-bleed
402 x 276 mm

1/1 pagina

1/1 page


Bleed
210 x 297 mm.
All sides 5 mm bleed

Non-bleed
192 x 276 mm
1/2 pagina

1/2 page


Non-bleed
192 x 136 mm
94 x 276 mm
1/4 pagina

1/4 page


Non-bleed
192 x 66 mm
94 x 136 mm
45 x 276 mm
1/8 pagina

1/8 page


Non-bleed
192 x 31 mm
94 x 66 mm
45 x 136 mm

Business Links

Logo 1/8
45 x 136 mm, 192 x 31 mm, 94 x 66 mm

Logo 1/16
45 x 66 mm , 94 x 31 mm

Logo 1/32
45 x 31 mm

 

Delivering online material

FILE

Flat media banner/button (no animation): GIF, JPG.
Rich media banner/button (with animation): Flash, Html, animated GIF.
The use of sound is only permitted in videotorials.
The maximum sizes must be respected for both Rich and Flat media.

HYPERLINK

All buttons/banners can have a link to a web site.
With flat media, our IT service provides the link to your web site.
Rich media banners must already have an in-built link at the time of delivery.

DELIVERY

Banners can be delivered via pub@pmg.be.


Online formats

Banner

310 x 168 pixels, max. 30 kB


Videotorial

468 x 247 pixels, max. 200-300 kbps