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Issuance, closing dates, & ad specs for TFH Magazine

TFH Magazine Standard Unity Sizes in Inches

Trim Size 9 x 10 7/8"
Full Page Bleed 9 1/4" x 11 1/8"
Live Area 8.5" x 10.375"
Double Page Spread 18.25" x 11.125"
2/3 Double Page Spread 12.18" x 11.125"
1/2 Page Horizontal 8.5" x 5"
1/2 Page Horizontal 2 Page Spread 17.5" x 5"
1/2 Page Horizontal 2 Page Spread Bleed 18.5" x 5"
1/2 Page Island 5.6" x 8.25"
1/2 Page Vertical 4.125" x 10.375"
1/2 Page Vertical Bleed 4.5" x 11.125"
2/3 Vertical 5.6" x 10.375"
1/3 Vertical 2.675" x 10.375"
1/3 Horizontal 8.5" x 3.29"
1/4 Vertical 4.125" x 5"
1/4 Horizontal 8.5" x 2.435"
1/6 Vertical 2.675" x 5.065"
1/6 Horizontal 5.6" x 2.435"
Width of Single Column = 2.5"    Depth of Column = 9.89"

Advertisement Sizes


Digital File Requirements:

  • TFH adheres to SWOP standards
  • To ensure the best printing results, please supply high resolution (300dpi or better) CMYK PDF files.
  • We will accept high resolution (300dpi or better) CMYK TIFF, EPS, and JPG files. Black & White ads must be high resolution (300dpi or better). Line art must be 600 dpi.

Accepted Media:

  • TFH uses the Macintosh platform exclusively. We accept files on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW discs. Floppy discs or Zip/Jaz discs are not acceptable.

Building Ads:

  • Ads should be built using Postscript or Open Type fonts. Any other fonts (e.g. TrueType) or fonts that are not included when the ad is sent may be substituted with the closest matching font at the discretion of our prepress department. Converting text to outlines or paths will help avoid potential font problems.
  • NOTE: Vital advertising copy MUST be kept at least 1/2 inch away from ad edges.
  • Avoid using artwork taken from the web. It is typically 72 to 96 dpi and is not suitable for print.
  • Transparencies must be flattened when generating PDF files. Spot colors must be converted to their CMYK equivalents. Do not include ICC profiles.
  • Embed all fonts and images in PDF files.
  • When you send your PDF ad, you may also send the original Photoshop, Quark, InDesign or Illustrator files as well. Please include all fonts and artwork.
  • Files needing any changes made by TFH’s prepress department may incur additional production charges.

Digital Proofs:

  • TFH is not responsible for the accuracy of color or content of ads submitted without the support of SWOP standard high quality matchprint proofs. Please contact our Art Director at with any questions.

What advertisers are saying...

Jeff San Soucci, Rolf C. Hagen
TFH is one of most effective media avenues for us to reach the aquatic enthusiast, these influential hobbyists are the building blocks of a successful product introduction.

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