Magazine Production Specs and Close Dates

Please Submit As Follows:

  • Format: PDF
  • Trim size: 8.5” x 10.875”
    (8.75” x 11.125” when a 1/8” bleed is added)
  • Live area: 8” x 10.375”
  • Art & Photos: Hi-res
  • Send ads via email to:

Application Files

  • All files must be hi-res (300 dpi) PDFs with fonts embedded prior to submission
  • Images must be CMYK or grayscale
  • No spot colors, Pantone, RGB, LAB or ICC color profiles
  • All fonts must be embedded in PDF. All non-specs should be converted to outlines prior to creating PDF
  • No JPEG images
  • Standard trim, bleed and printer marks. No marks included in live image area
  • Do not use JPEG encoding or LZW compression

Magazine Close Dates

2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Ad Close: May 30, 2018    Materials Due: June 1, 2018


Some users have found that files exported directly from InDesign to PDF format drop transparencies when processed for printing. One fix is to export the file either as an .eps or as a postscript file. Both methods retain the transparencies. After postscripting a file, run it through distiller to create a PDF that holds the transparencies. Please refer to your Adobe manual regarding PDF files.

For information on SWOP* specifications and a current list of accepted SWOP* Certified Press Proofs, visit their website at

Materials Held:  DiversityInc reserves the right to purge advertiser materials and digital files stored for a period of 12 months or more from last issue date.

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