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Technical specifications

Information for printing process
Magazine format: 213 x 280
Method of printing: digital
Printing process: Offset

Multicolour ads
In the case that black is omitted in processing a multicolour ad, this will not alter the charge. If, in the case of formats with a gutter bleed, different  additional colours are used on each side of a double page, each page will be charged separately according to the rates for partial formats. Special colours or tones which cannot be achieved by combining colours in the Euroskala are possible but require prior agreement. Details can be provided on request. Minor tone variations in offset printing are permitted within the tolerance area. Corrections will be made against a proof.

Advertisement placements
A confirmed placement is no longer valid, if the printing material has not arrived until deadline at Musik-Media.

Checklist data transfer
Before you start the digital transfer, please make sure to send the checklist for data transfer first. Usually you get this checklist together with your confirmation order.
You can also order your checklist by telephone: +49 (0)2236/96217-85 or download the checklist from www.musikmedia.de, keyword: “Checklist Datatransfer”

Claims for compensation
We only accept responsibility for the perfect processing and publication of digitally transferred advertising copy when the guidelines listed above have been complied with. The publishing house may reject data that does not match the guidelines. No claim for a price reduction will be accepted for unsatisfactory printed results that are due to the customer deviating from the guidelines. Transferred data will be deleted three months after the publication of the advertisement. Transferred data that deviates from the above technical instructions and that require additional work will be invoiced at an hourly rate of Euro 100. All claims by the orderer, with the exception of obvious deficiencies, must be asserted in writing within four weeks after recieving the invoice and voucher copy.

Guidelines for the digital transfer of advertising copy
All Musik-Media magazines – Keyboards, Gitarre & Bass, Sound & Recording and Sticks (MI), Production Partner, Event Partner and Professional System (PRO) – are produced digitally. Please follow these guidelines in order to ensure a problem free data transfer and the best possible printed result.

Operating systems
• Macintosh, PC

• Quark Xpress
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator

Data format / image data / compression
Image data: TIFF; EPS, JPEG, PDF,
Colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, black (EUROSCALA)
For perfect print quality continuous tone images should be scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi.
For line art the minimum resolution is 600 dpi and 1200 dpi is ideal.
Compressed files: None of the image elements that are used should be compressed. Do not use JPEG or similar compression.
The whole file may however be stuffed as SEA, SIT, ZIP or EXE (SEA)

Include all character sets. Special fonts, e.g. logo fonts should also be
included. TrueType fonts may not be used.
When several related files are to be transferred please ensure that these files are placed in a single Directory (Folder). We undertake to check received files within one working day. You will immediately be informed of any incorrect data or files. Please enter contact details in the checklist.

Prior to data transfer

ORDER: Please ensure that an order for your advertisement has been
sent to Musik-Media

and a binding print out
For Keyboards, Gitarre & Bass, Sound & Recording and Sticks
to ++49/(0)2236/96217-70

PROOF: For colour advertisements please send a binding proof to:
MM-Musik-Media-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
att. Vivien Hauser (MI) or
Emil-Hoffmann-Str. 13
D-50996 Köln

CD-ROM: Please send CD-ROMS to the Musik-Media address until the deadline of printing material.

E-MAIL: advertising@musikmedia.de (maximal 20 MB)

INTERNET: data transfer by browser: At http://anzeigen.musikmedia.de you have the opportunity to load the advertisement data onto our server. Please follow the guidelines of our advertisement system and please have patience! Do not access during the transmission on the Browser, otherwise it comes to the abort. Wait to itself the Browser Window again is constructed and the transmission are complete.

If you have further questions or need more technical information (ftp-upload) please feel free to contact us by telephone +49/(0)2236/96217-20.