Mechanical Requirements

Publication trim size:
8 1⁄8 x 10 7⁄8 in
205 x 275 mm

Full Page Live Area:
7 x 10 in
180 x 255 mm

Full Bleed:
8 3⁄8 x 11 1⁄8 in
215 x 285 mm

Column Widths:
2-Column Page: 3 3⁄8 in, 85 mm
3-Column Page: 2 1⁄8 in, 55 mm

Perfect Bound

Web Offset, 4-color sequence (black, cyan, magenta, yellow)


Preferred Materials: Digital artwork can be supplied in most platforms including high resolution PDF, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Please ensure colors are CMYK or PMS spot, and include a color proof. All fonts should either be included or converted to outlines.

QuarkXpress – use the collect for output function to extract your document, attach all fonts, ensure colors are CMYK or PMS spot colors.

Adobe InDesign – preflight to ensure colors are CMYK or PMS spot colors and use the package function to extract your document and copy all fonts and images.

Adobe Illustrator – save any graphics in EPS format with fonts included. Ensure colors are set to CMYK or PMS spot colors

Adobe Photoshop – save as EPS files in CMYK format with a preview of 8 bits/pixel and binary encoding. Minimum resolution must be 254 pixels/inch (100 pixels/cm).

$250 conversion fee for commercial film (right reading, emulsion side down). Minimum 150 line screen for halftones. Provide press proof.

FTP Requirements: You may supply your advertisement to the Drilling Contractor FTP site. Connection details are:

Host (FTP Address):
User ID: dc
Password: client
Directory: Atlantic Communication
Folder: Drilling Contractor

Please Note: Select “Allow Passive Transfers” in your FTP browser or application such as Fetch/WS FTP Pro. This option is under your “Advanced” tab. Once the file transfer has completed, please send an e-mail to drilling.contractor@iadc.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the file name.

Shipping instructions: You may also send advertising materials via mail to:

Drilling Contractor
c/o Atlantic Communications
Attn: Rob Garza
1635 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77006-4196
Ph: 713-529-1616 ext. 768 • Fax: 713-523-7804

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