Advertisement artwork specifications

Submission of advertising material

Australian Property Investor magazine is printed by web offset, with film output at 150lpi. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure the smooth processing and accurate reproduction of your material... and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help you.

Max ink weight 290% (GCR)
Total black coverage 87% (images only)
Dot gain 17%
Line screen 150 lpi
Paper (text) Matt 70gsm

Specifications for supplying artwork on disk

Australian Property Investor magazine is printed CTP (direct-to-plate) using web offset. We prefer artwork to be supplied as a press ready PDF file (CMYK with fonts embedded) to

  • If the file size is larger than 10MB please use a file transfer service such as or (formerly yousendit) to
  • All scans within the PDF file need to be embedded at 300dpi using best jpeg compression and scaled to 100% of their size in the original layout. Maximum ink weight is 290% (GCR).
  • Solid black panels should not have large quantities of C+M+Y for intense blacks use 40% cyan mixed with black. Try to keep all chosen stipples (flat panels) clean and bright – for example red should not have too much black or cyan added to it, if any at all
  • Trapping is the responsibility of the agency supplying the file.
  • It is recommended that a high-end hard copy colour proof is supplied with all digital files – we will not be held responsible for variations between digital files and the final printed ad where high quality printed proofs aren’t supplied.
  • For full-page ads with bleed, please offset crop marks 12pt and allow 5mm bleed. The minimum type area recommended is 10mm inset from trim for full-page/double-page spreads.
  • Double-page spreads should be submitted as two individual A4 pages with trim marks and bleed. Allow 8mm overlap for images across the gutter to allow for suck in.  For inside cover spreads allow 10mm image overlap. We recommend not running critical parts of the advertisment in or near the gutter.

Please note: We STRICTLY DO NOT accept native Word, Publisher, Powerpoint files other than those exported as cmyk EPS/PDF with images and fonts embeded. Any files received as incompatible formats may incur an additional charge for recreating in a suitable format or converting to cmyk.

We also provide a design service. Please contact Sandi Smith at, mobile 0416 124 018 or (07) 3335 2901 for details and costs.

Display ad sizes

Trim (h x w)
Double page spread
Please supply as 2 single full page ads
Full page
297 x 210
307 x 220
277 x 290
1/2 page horizontal
133 x 180
1/2 page vertical
267 x 88
1/3 page horizontal
89 x 180
1/3 page vertical
267 x 57
1/4 page horizontal
68 x 180
25 x 175
Contact API

Ad sizes

NOTE: Ad sizes subject to change without notification. Please always check sizes with API before designing your ad.

Ad material deadlines

Can be viewed on our general advertising information page.

Technical questions?

If you're preparing artwork for the magazine, please don't hesitate to contact us on (07) 3335 2909. We'll be happy to answer any technical questions you may have.

Please note, however, that any questions relating to ad pricing, costs, dimensions, deadlines, etc. should be directed to Sandi Smith at, mobile 0416 124 018 or (07) 3335 2901 .

Delivery address

Artwork should be delivered to:

Australian Commercial Publishing
Suite 902, Level 9
Toowong Tower
9 Sherwood Road,
Toowong, QLD 4066

Postal: PO Box 1435
Toowong Business Centre
Queensland 4066