Design:Retail Network

DDI Media Kit

FTP Instructions

Ad Submissions: Submit PDFX1/a advertising materials. Please contact your print professional listed below for instructions.

Files may also be provided via CD or DVD in Macintosh format: Enclose a copy of the insertion order and label the media with the following: Magazine name, issue date, advertiser, agency name, contact name and phone and file name/number. We do not return CDs.

Digital Submission Instructions For Print Advertising

Ad materials are to be supplied as digital files in the preferred PDF/X-1a:2001 format.
To match the color expectations of our advertisers, Emerald Expositions requires the PDF/X-1a:2001 file format and a SWOP proof
for each ad submitted. Advertiser/agency accepts full responsibility for reproduction variations between the digital file and the printed
image for ads submitted in non-preferred formats. Non-adherence to the preferred format may necessitate production fees. Emerald Expositions is not responsible for making corrections to supplied files.
Customer-supplied digital files and SWOP proofs will be retained for up to three months following publication date and then destroyed
unless otherwise requested in writing.

PDF/X-1a:2001 File Preparation

Adherence to the following guidelines in application file preparation will aid in successful file conversion:

Proofing Requirements

A SWOP certified proof is required for all color ads. Proofs must be representative of the supplied file at actual size and display a
printer's color control bar. Alternative proofing formats will be used for content only. Visit for a complete list of
current certified proofing options. When calling for spot color (Pantone) usage on press, clearly indicate such on the supplied

For More information

Emailed ad submissions are NOT acceptable. For more information regarding these specifications or shipping address, contact Production Director, Nan McDowell (770) 291-5480 /

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