Instructions for magazine advertisements

Aste Helsinki advertisement service

The submission form for advertisements can be found at

You can send advertisement material through this form for magazines produced by Aste.

Submission form’s fields to be filled


  • Choose the magazine
  • Choose the advert size
  • Choose the magazine issue
  • Fill in the client and campaign, or product information


  • Your name
  • Phone number (in case we find an error or need additional information)
  • E-mail (in case we find an error or need additional information)


  • Upload the advertisement material in PDF format.
  • In case you upload a new PDF that replaces the previous one, choose Replaces Previous.


Here you can write additional information, e.g., preferred page placement or if the advertisement is to be used again in another issue.

Detailed instructions for PDF settings

We recommend using the PDF standard PDF/X-4:2010 and version Acrobat 7 (PDF 1.6).

  • CMYK color space (all other colors, such as RGB and spot, will be converted automatically)
  • Color and BW images recommended resolution 300 dpi
  • Bitmap images recommended resolution 600–1200 dpi
  • Crop marks and bleeds 3-5 mm
  • Recommended CMYK profile for magazines: ISO Coated v2 300%
  • Recommended CMYK profile for newspapers: WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5
  • With embedded fonts

See the attached screenshots below for a correct export settings. (InDesign PDF export).

The profile used for the instructions is ISO Coated v2 300%.


Keep default settings.


Keep default settings.

Marks and Bleeds

  • Crop Marks
  • Offset 5 mm
  • Bleed 5 mm


  • Color Conversion: Convert to destination (Preserve numbers)
  • Destination profile: 
    • Magazines: ISO Coated v2 300%
    • Newspapers: WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5


Keep default settings.

Further information

Aste Helsinki advertisement service
tel. +358 (0)40 664 9459

See all contact information on contact page.