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Digital File Specifications for Summit Programs

BINDERY: Saddle Stitch • PRINTING METHOD: Digital • PAPER: Text is 80# silk coated • SWOP SPECIFICATIONS

Supply single-page digital files (see specifications, below). Files should be delivered in PDF or TIFF format, sized at 100%.

PROGRAM TRIM SIZE: 5-1/2″ wide x 8-1/2″ tall

BLEED SIZE: 6″ wide x 9″ tall (Includes 1/4″ bleed beyond page trim. Keep live matter .375 inch from edge of page TRIM size.)


  • Press ready PDF is the preferred format for all print-ready ads. (PDF/X-1a Compliant Files Preferred)
  • All color in layout application should be set to CMYK.
  • RGB & Pantone (PMS/Spot) colors should be converted to CMYK.
  • Offset crop and registration marks by .167.
  • Four-color solids must not exceed SWOP total tonal density of 300%.
  • 300 DPI [dots per inch] for continuous tone
  • 1200 DPI for linework

Other acceptable formats (Native Application Files – PSD, TIFF or EPS)

  • InDesign CC 2018 all fonts converted to outline or supplied
  • Illustrator CC 2018 all fonts converted to outline or supplied
  • Photoshop CC 2018 all fonts converted to outline or supplied

File Naming

  • Please try to remember to use the name of your company in labeling the file
  • Keep file names less than 16 characters in length
  • Letters, numbers, and underscores are OK
  • Avoid special characters like @, !, #, &


Files under 10MB can be emailed to Lauren at: lauren@brand-innovators.com

If larger than 10MB, please send via wetransfer.com

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by Brandon Gutman
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Brandon is an expert connector and seasoned business development professional. As Principal of Brand Approved, he's led the advisory to become the bridge between brand marketers and best of breed service providers that are reshaping the industry.

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