Full page ad templates, measurements and file specifications

Basic measurements full pages
Complete file specifications for full pages

Templates for full page ads showing bleed and trim margins

Click to download InDesign template files. Depending on your settings, the Illustrator PDF will open in your browser window. Files include measurement notes.

InDesign files
full_page_template_cs4_or_later.idml
full_page_template_cs6_or_later.indd

PDF for Adobe Illustrator
full_page_template.pdf


For a more thorough explanation of bleed and trim in printing, see this article at Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleed_(printing)


Basic measurements full pages

Safety margin: (minimum margin for key text)

  • 7.875" x 10.375" (1/2" inside of trim size)
  • Important text should be inside the safety margin.
  • images or color that will not bleed off the edge should be inside the safety margin.

Trim: (paper’s finished edge)

  • 8.375" x 10.875" (603pt x 783pt)
  • Pages are trimmed to this size.
  • Images and colors that do not have the proper bleed could leave uneven white margins along the sides of the page.

Bleed: (extra needed for images and color to extend cleanly to the paper’s edge)

  • 1/8" extra all around the trim.
  • 8.625" x 11.125" (621pt x 801pt)
  • Images and colors beyond the safe area must extend to the bleed edge.

Complete file specifications for full pages

We will preflight files to make sure they follow our printer specifications for full pages. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 862-4109, 9-5 Monday-Friday.

FULL PAGE WITH BLEED (art extends 1/8 inch beyond the trim edge):

  • Art size INCLUDING bleed must be 621 pt. x 801 pt.
  • Trim size will be: 603 pt. x 783 pt.
  • The safety area for text is at least 18pt. (1/4”) or more inside the trim edge.
  • Any images or graphic objects beyond the safety area must extend beyond to the bleed edge.

FULL PAGE NO BLEED:

  • Trim size will be: 603 pt. x 783 pt.
  • The safety area for text is at least 18pt. (1/4”) or more inside the trim edge.

COLORS AND FONTS:

  • Convert all colors and images to CMYK
  • Do not use registration color for black
  • 300 ppi minimum for photos
  • Embed all fonts

CAUTIONS:

  • White overprints will not print
  • RGB will not print as expected
  • Missing fonts will not print as expected
  • Anything other than hi-res transparency flattener settings may result in poor quality images and shadows

PDF EXPORT:

  • Use Adobe PDF/X-1a:2001 or similar
  • NO slugs or registration marks.
  • Include document bleed.
  • Crop marks are acceptable for full pages only