Digital technical data for magazines


Printing process
Web Offset heatset, blanket/blanket

Image processing:
Converting the optimized RGB images in CMYK and giving them the right ICC profile: ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc.
The ICC profile can be downloaded from our website.
Maximum ink coverage 300%
Dot increase
CMY: 14% (cyan, magenta, yellow)
K: 17% (key)
Resolution 300 dpi

Supplying work in digital form requires a proof

Lines: 150 lines/inch

Texts, Fonten

The minimal character size for a text with 1 colour: 5

The minimal character size for a text with 2 or more colours: 9

All fonts must be present (PDF) or delivered (native files); therefore both printer and screen fonts.

Avoid electronic bold or italics (menu styled) and use the correct font.

Pay Attention:
Adobe will disable support for authoring with Type 1 fonts in January 2023. See link:

Minimum screen value in a surface: 5%

Term for delivery of material: See calendars.
The deadlines stated in our calendars are the ultimate dates for the delivery of complete, ready-for-printing and correct material. In all other cases we must be in possession of the material earlier.

Marked out: All advertisements, not bleeding, smaller than 1/2 page should be marked out e.g. by placing a frame or colour area. Special Advertising Sections, Advertising Reports and Adverts with a lot of text are allowed provided that the wording "Advertentie" or "Medegedeeld" ("Advertisement") appears on each page. The text must be typed in a different letter type from that used in the editorial pages. Prior approval is required.

Colour differences: Our magazines are produced in quires of 32, 48, 64, 72 pages. This means that adverts come within the same ink zone. Therefore, we have no other option but to apply an average density value for these adverts. Slight colour differences with previous insertions are therefore unavoidable.

Type of paper used for magazines: All our magazines are printed on satin coated woody paper. This type of paper is also used for the special dossiers that appear as a supplement with the main issue.