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Magazine display advertisement dimensions

Mercator Media Ltd offers display advertising rates in its printed niche business magazines based on pre-calculated ad sizes (width x depth) as shown below. Other options might be available such as inserts, gatefold sleeves. Please ask a member of the sales team for a quotation.

Ads should only ever be delivered to bleed or type size, never to trim. See Trim area, Type area, Bleed explained. Click here for Guidelines on sending files for print advertising copy.


The Motorship

Front cover Bleed Size

216mm x

234mm

DPS Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

420mm x
400mm x
426mm x

297mm
270mm
303mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

210mm x
186mm x
216mm x

297mm
270mm
303mm

Half page Horizontal Type Area
Horizontal Bleed Size
Vertical Type Area
Vertical Bleed Size

186mm x
216mm x
90mm x
104mm x

132mm
152mm
270mm
303mm

Quarter page Vertical Type Area
Horizontal Type Area

90mm x
186mm x

130mm
62mm

Products &
Services
Single Panel
Double Panel

40mm x
40mm x

58mm
123mm

NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

Maritime Journal

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Front cover 

Bleed Size

216mm x

303mm

DPS

Trim Size
Type Area

420mm x
396mm x

297mm
276mm

Full page 

Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

210mm x
186mm x
216mm x

297mm
276mm
303mm

Half page 

Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

186mm x
90mm x

136mm
276mm

Eighth page

Horizontal Type Area

90mm x

66mm

Quarter page 

Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

186mm x
90mm x

66mm
136mm

NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

Engineering Capacity

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Front cover Bleed Size

168mm x

235mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

162mm x
140mm x
168mm x

229mm
201mm
235mm

Half page

Horizontal Type Area

140mm x

92mm

Third page Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area
Island Type Area

140mm x
44mm x
92mm x

60mm
193mm
93mm

Quarter page Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

140mm x
92mm x

45mm
72mm

Sixth page Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

92mm x
44mm x

45mm
93mm

Twelfth page

Vertical Type Area

44mm x

45mm

NOTES:


All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

Boating Business

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DPS Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

450mm x
430mm x
456mm x

292mm
256mm
298mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

292mm x
205mm x
231mm x

225mm
256mm
298mm

Half page Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

163mm x
79mm x

125mm
256mm

Single column Vertical Type Area

37mm x

256mm

Quarter page Vertical Type Area

79mm x

125mm

Eighth page Horizontal Type Area

79mm x

60mm

A4 banner Horizontal Type Area

205mm x

30mm

Directory Ad 36mm x 60mm
NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
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World Fishing

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Front cover Toe Piece

42mm x

60mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

210mm x
186mm x
216mm x

297mm
274mm
303mm

Half page Horizontal Type Area
Horizontal Bleed Size
Vertical Type Area
Vertical Bleed Size

186mm x
216mm x
90mm x
107mm x

132mm
152mm
274mm
303mm

Quarter page

Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

186mm x
90mm x

63mm
132mm

Eighth page Horizontal Type Area

90mm x

63mm

Classifieds Single Panel
Double Panel
40mm x
40mm x
60mm
125mm
NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
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Port Strategy

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DPS Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

420mm x
384mm x
426mm x

297mm
265mm
303mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

210mm x
177mm x
216mm x

297mm
265mm
303mm

Half page Horizontal Type Area
Horizontal Bleed Size
Vertical Type Area
Vertical Bleed Size

190mm x
216mm x
92m x
104mm x

132mm
150mm
270mm
303mm

Quarter page

Horizontal Type Area

190mm x

62mm

NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

GreenPort

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Front cover Bleed Size

216mm x

303mm

DPS Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

420mm x
386mm x
426mm x

297mm
265mm
303mm

Full page Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

210mm x
173mm x
216mm x

297mm
265mm
303mm
Half page Horizontal Type Area
Horizontal Bleed Size
Vertical Type Area
Vertical Bleed Size

173mm x
216mm x
84mm x
104mm x

130mm
152mm
265mm
303mm

Quarter page

Horizontal Type Area
Vertical Type Area

186mm x
84mm x

62mm
130mm

NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

A5 Catalogue

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The following measurements (width x depth) apply to publications including the exhibition catalogues for Seawork and Icefish.

Full page

Trim Size
Type Area
Bleed Size

148mm x
128mm x
154mm x

210mm
192mm
216mm

Half page

Horizontal Type Area
Horizontal Bleed Size
Vertical Type Area
Vertical Bleed Size

128mm x
216mm x
61mm x
74mm x

93mm
111mm
192mm
216mm

Quarter page

Vertical Type Area

61mm x

93mm

NOTES: All measurements refer to width x depth
Click here for an explaination of Trim Area, Type Area and Bleed Size
Click here for guidelines on supplying print advertising copy

Trim area, Type area, Bleed explained

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Ads should only ever be delivered to exact dimensions of bleed or type size, never to trim.

  • Trim area is for information only and represents the physical size of the finished product after bleed has been removed during printing. Adverts that ‘bleed’ off the page will be trimmed to this size. Ads should only ever be delivered to bleed or type size, never to trim.
  • Type area (also called Live area) is the area within the trim area where the type (or live information - text and images) should be contained. This ensures all vital information is visible to the reader.
  • Bleed is an area 3mm larger than the trim size on all four sides and is required when adverts have pictures or colours going right to the edge of the page. So, for full colour adverts, please supply to the exact dimensions of bleed size.  If you don't want to have bleed on your ad it should be supplied to the exact type area size.