Digital Ad Specifications

Send CD-ROM and color proof to:

Marsha Carpenter

Director of Advertising
SIGNAL Magazine
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033  USA

telephone: 703-631-6181

Digital advertising files that meet the following specifications are accepted in Adobe Acrobat 4.x, 5.x and 6.x PDF format. Files must be distilled to specific distiller job options settings. A PDF file should be generated from a high-resolution PostScript file or printed using high resolution settings. All items not mentioned should be turned off, set to default or to none.

Detailed PostScript Printer Description, Distiller job option settings and In Design settings can be downloaded at Click on the icon for "Cadmus Mediaworks Digital File Specs". Then select the Mac or PC folder to view the information specific to our system.

Please use the following file name configuration: SIGNAL_(company name)_(issue).pdf   Example: SIGNAL_ABCCorp_Jan03.pdf

Important notes: Elements must be CMYK, Grayscale, or Black Monotone (no RGB or LAB colors). A SWOP contract color proof must be provided. Should a SWOP contract color proof not be provided, publisher will not assume responsibility for color problems in the printed issue.

Digital Advertisements are not accepted by e-mail. Please send on a CD-ROM. Or, call for FTP instructions. CD-ROM will be returned to advertiser/agency only if requested.

"SIGNAL: Reading Loud and Clear."