Ad Specifications2018-06-19T12:54:00+00:00

Ad Specifications

Printing Specifications

  • Web offset lithography, four-color process, saddle-stitch bound
  • Trim size – 8-3/8″ x 10-7/8″
  • Production is CTP (computer-to-plate) – no film is used or generated for printing


(Click here for downloadable chart of actual ad dimensions)

Dimensions W x H
Full Page Trim Size: 8 3/8” x 10 7/8” (see note below)
Double Page Trim Size: 16 3/4” x 10 7/8” (see note below)
1/2 Page Horizontal 7 3/8” x 5”
1/4 Page Horizontal 3.5875” x 5”

NOTE: For full and double page spread, add additional 1/8” on all sides for bleed. Live area is 1/4” from trim on all sides.

Platform and Software Versions Supported

  • Mac Format (OSX, High Sierra)
  • Adobe® Creative Cloud
  • QuarkXPress™ up to 9.0

*Publisher and Word Documents will not be accepted. Please submit as a PDF file.

Document Size

  • Provide documents to EP Graphics with the document size set to the exact trim size of the ad space dimensions. Documents submitted in any other size will cause production delays, and additional charges may apply.
  • Live image area must be at least .25 inches inside the trim.
  • All bleed pages should provide a minimum of .125 inches of bleed on all sides.
  • The recommended 4-color image resolution is 300 dpi; gray scale is 300–600 dpi; and line art is 1200 dpi. 4-color maximum density is 280.
  • One multiple-page document is preferred over individual single-page documents with the exception of PDF and EPS pages. Single-page documents are preferred on PDF and EPS pages.

Photos, Illustrations and Fonts

  • EP Graphics prefers images in TIFF or EPS format. DCS and JPEG images will cause production delays, and additional charges may apply.
  • All 4-color images must be supplied in CMYK format. Spot colors supplied in PMS, and black-and-white supplied in Gray Scale, to avoid additional charges.
  • Convert all RGB images to CMYK. If RGB images are received, additional charges may apply.
  • All components (scans, line-art, ads, photos, etc.) must be placed in electronic documents, with no pick-ups or strip-ins for Computer-to-Plate, to avoid additional charges.
  • All black type, line work, text copy, UPC codes, etc. must be in 100% black, instead of a CMYK blend.
  • When sending InDesign® documents, if using PSD graphics, the image must be flattened and saved as a TIFF or EPS file.
  • Please use less than 23 characters for all file names.
  • Only send the fonts needed for the job.

EP Graphics uses the standard ICC profile developed for Adobe® systems software for our color management system. It is named “USWebCoatedSWOPver2.” It is part of the basic installation of Photoshop® 6.0+. You can also download these profiles in Mac or PC format from

Ftp Site Upload Instructions

Media Transfer
Preferred media transfer is electronic upload to an FTP site. Kodak Insite is also available (please contact your Account Manager)

When sending files, either by electronic upload or by mail, please include a name, phone number and e-mail address of a person to contact if there are any  problems with the submitted files.

FTP Site Upload Instructions
The preferred file format is a high-resolution PDF with ALL fonts embedded. If you intend to send additional files with your PDF, please gather and place all the files into a folder and Stuff-It (or ZIP) prior to uploading to the FTP site.

Web Address
username: icbvm
password: BizVoice@2018

Kodak Insite
username: Advertiser
password: Advertiser

Any questions concerning art submission or otherwise should be directed to Lisa Brown at Please put “BizVoice Magazine inquiry” in the subject line.

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