These print specification are to assist with the preparation, creation and supply of PDF files for advertising use.

They are applicable to all T84 ACM modular tabloid newspapers. We reserve the right to request artwork to be resupplied if it does not meet our specifications.

Please ensure your advertisement is supplied to the exact size that is booked. 

Please do not supply artwork with crop marks or bleed on newspaper ads. 


Mechanical Specifications

  • Measurements are given in millimetres and are as height x width.
  • For a downloadable guide to ad-size specifications, please refer to ACM T84 Ad Specs (PDF) file.

T84 -T11T11
45 x 63

T84 -T21T21
92 x 63

T84 - T31T31
139 x 63

T84 - T41T41
186 x 63

T84 - T51T51
233 x 63

T84 - T81T81
374 x 63

T84 - T12T12
45 x 129

T84 - T22T22
92 x 129

T84 - T32T32
139 x 129

T84 - T42T42
186 x 129

T84 - T52T52
233 x 129

T84 - T82T82
374 x 129

T84 - T23T23
92 x 194

T84 - T43T43
186 x 194

T84 - T63T63
280 x 194

T84 - T83T83*
374 x 194

T84 - T14T14
45 x 260

T84 - T24T24
92 x 260

T84 - T34T34
139 x 260

T84 - T44T44
186 x 260

T84 - T64T64*
280 x 260

T84 - T74T74*
328 x 260

T84 - T84T84
374 x 260

T84 - T88T88
374 x 544


Classified Column Widths

CLASSIFIEDS: 36cm x 8 column layout

General Minimum Requirements

  • Colour and greyscale mages must have a minimum of 150 pixels per inch at the final used size.
  • Single colour bitmap images should have a minimum resolution of 600 pixels per inch or be vector based.
  • Colour images must be saved in CMYK format and should have the mid-tones lightened.
  • Shadow areas in images must not exceed a total of 230% ink weight.
  • Solid colour mixes should not exceed a total of 230% ink weight.
  • Design and images should allow for a 30% dot gain.
  • Only CMYK colours should be used (Not RGB or LAB).
  • Type smaller than 10pt should not be made up using more than one colour.
  • Type smaller than 10pt should not be reversed.
  • Type should be no smaller than 6pt.

Ad Specifications and Deadlines

Please note all verbal bookings, alterations or cancellations must be confirmed in writing prior to booking deadlines. Alterations or cancellations after deadline may not be accepted and charges may still apply.

Failure to supply material resulting in an advertisement’s non appearance will also incur charges.

Earlier deadlines may apply to individual sections and preprints. For detailed deadline information, please refer to the individual mastheads listed on the left navigation panel. Earlier deadlines may also apply to accommodate press and production time lines, especially around and after Public Holidays.

Please check individual brand pages for booking and material deadlines.



Print Advertising: Supplying your PDF  

ACM AdDrop

The AdDrop portal is a free service for all ACM customers. All material will be processed through our preflighting workflow. An email notification will be sent confirming a successful upload or supply a report for unsuccessful material.
Please ensure you have your Booking ID and height of advertisement to be able to upload your material.

For assistance contact your sales representative.



Refer to individual brand pages for booking and material deadlines.

Terms & Conditions

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions when booking your campaign with us.