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Guardian Weekend Magazine

United Kingdom (National)

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Notes

Publication Day: Saturday
Copy Deadline (Display & Classified): Friday 8 days prior to publication

This page has sizes for both display and classified advertising. Please ensure you have picked the right section for your ad. Sections are clearly marked.

For a list of approved repro houses, Bureaus and advertising delivery methods please see the links below:

Delivery Methods: http://www.theguardian.com/advertising/electronic-ad-delivery

Approved Senders: http://specle.net/uk/guardian-news-media/approved-repros-bureaus

For some general guidelines to designing your ad to make it suitable for print, please see this link: http://specle.net/uk/guardian-news-media/print-guidelines-for-guardian-observer

WE DO NOT accept emailed advertising of any type. You must use one of our approved delivery methods.

For bleed ads, all vital advertising material (text and images) should be kept within the type area to avoid loss of content during product trimming

We never accept any advertising copy with crop marks, colour bars or other printers marks of any description. Advertising should be supplied to exact dimensions only.

Please ensure that there are no full stops in the file name.

Weekend Magazine Display

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Full Page

Trim: W 246mm x H 292mm

Bleed: W 256mm x H 302mm

5mm all round

Type: W 213mm x H 260mm

Ads should only ever be delivered to bleed or type sizes, never to trim, which is for information only and represents the physical size of the finished product after bleed has been removed during printing

If you don’t wish to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type size measurement only

NO TRIM MARKS PLEASE

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Full Page Type

Type: W 213mm x H 260mm

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Half Horizontal with bleed

Trim: W 246mm x H 144mm

Bleed: W 256mm x H 154mm

5mm all round

Type: W 213mm x H 129mm

Bleed measurements are supplied for all four sides so that ads can be placed at either the top or the bottom of the page. Physically, only bleed from three sides can ever be removed for fractional ads.

If you don’t wish to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type size measurement only

NO TRIM MARKS PLEASE

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Half Vertical With Bleed

Trim: W 121mm x H 292mm

Bleed: W 131mm x H 302mm

5mm all round

Type: W 104mm x H 260mm

Bleed measurements are supplied for all four sides so that ads can be placed on either a left-hand or right-hand page. Physically, only bleed from three sides can ever be removed for fractional ads.

If you don’t wish to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type size measurement only

NO TRIM MARKS PLEASE

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Double Page Spread (DPS)

Trim: W 492mm x H 292mm

Bleed: W 502mm x H 302mm

5mm all round

Type: W 458mm x H 260mm

Must be supplied as one file (not as separate pages)

Ads should only ever be delivered to bleed or type sizes, never to trim, which is for information only and represents the physical size of the finished product after bleed has been removed during printing

If you don’t wish to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type size measurement only

NO TRIM MARKS PLEASE

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Half Height Double Page Spread

Trim: W 492mm x H 144mm

Bleed: W 502mm x H 154mm

5mm all round

Type: W 458mm x H 129mm

Must be supplied as one file (not as separate pages)

Bleed measurements are supplied for all four sides so that ads can be placed on either a left-hand or right-hand page. Physically, only bleed from three sides can ever be removed for fractional ads.

If you don’t wish to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type size measurement only

NO TRIM MARKS PLEASE

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Quarter Page (Type area only)

Type: W 104mm x H 129mm

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3+3 column Fireplace

Type: W 348.5mm x H 260mm

Must be supplied as one file (not as separate pages)

This is the measurement for a fireplace ad spanning 6 columns (3 columns on each facing page) plus a gutter of 32.5mm. Other Fireplace ads can be worked out by adding the appropriate columns required on each page plus 32.5mm. If in doubt, please ring us for confirmation

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Guardian Weekend Display Columns

These column sizes are for ads not covered in the regular sizes above. Small fractional ads do not usually have bleed and should be supplied to their booked depth in millimetres x their column measurement (a 10×2 ad would therefore be 100mm high and 104mm wide)

Columns:

1 2 3 4
50mm 104mm 158mm 213mm
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260mm

Guardian Weekend Classified Columns

Classified advertising for Guardian Weekend is type area only, without bleed. Ad sizes are given as height in cm x width in columns. Depth is usually converted to millimetres for delivery, so: a 10×2 ad would be 100mm (10cm) high and 63 millimetres (2 columns) wide. This measurement method applies to all advertising that doesn’t have bleed.

Columns:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
30mm 63mm 95mm 128mm 161mm 193mm 226mm
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260mm