Display ad guidelines

Production specs

Advertising in the print magazine is a strong advertising option for companies to use the full reach of the SC Media brand. Print advertising in SC Magazine offers one of the best opportunities to promote your company and showcase your products, services and credentials in a high-quality editorial
SC Magazine’s readers will see your advertisements when they are reading about the latest IT security trends and perusing comprehensive and objective product reviews.


Advertising materials are required no later than two days after closing date for space reservation, and should be sent to Brian Wask, 275 7th Avenue 10th floor, New York, NY 10001, or emailed to brian.wask@haymarketmedia.com

File formats accepted

  • PDF or PDF-x1a’s:
  • High resolution 300 dpi
  • CMYK
  • Please name file: Client_Name_SC_Issue_Date

(A double full- or half-page spread must be provided as two single files. A ¼” bleed on the gutter side should be added on both files.)
For additional information on creating PDF files, contact Brian Wask in the SC Media production department (brian.wask@haymarketmedia.com). All ads supplied must have all fonts either made into outline or embedded within (no TrueType fonts). This helps eliminate re-flowing and font clash issues and also avoids the illegal transfer and/or unauthorized use of font software. A read-me file should be supplied explaining which format the ad has been saved in and any specific instruction about how the file should be opened.


SWOP-certified color proofs should be provided for color and content at 100% of finished size.

We cannot be responsible for final printed color or content without a proof that accurately represents the
submitted digital file.

Submitting digital ad files

Send compressed file to:
A color proof must always be supplied to the Haymarket Media production department.