Media Info


MARCH 2014

  • Labelling
  • Adhesives & adhesive applications
  • Web cleaning & static control
  • Finishing equipment

APRIL 2014

  • Nonwovens
  • Coating & laminating
  • Ink & ink dispensers
  • Sustainable converting

MAY 2014

  • Slitting & rewinding
  • Web tension & guiding
  • Security
  • International Focus – Europe

JUNE 2014

  • Reel & roll handling
  • Flexible packaging
  • Cutting systems
  • Coating & Laminating
  • 2014 Directory


  • Drying & curing
  • Slitting & rewinding
  • Finishing equipment
  • Software & controls
  • Labelling
  • Show Preview-Labelexpo
  • International Focus -The Americas


  • Film & foil
  • Adhesives & Adhesive Applications
  • Machine vision & web inspection
  • Flexo technology
  • Focus: Food & Beverage


  • Slitting & rewinding
  • Cutting systems
  • Reel & roll handling
  • Drying & curing
  • LabelExpo Review


  • Coating & laminating
  • Software & controls
  • Web cleaning & static
  • International Focus- Asia

DEC 2014/JAN 2015

  • Web tension & guiding
  • Sustainable converting
  • Slitting & rewinding
  • Reel & roll handling
  • Drying & curing
  • 2014 Review


Converter is essential reading for the UK and international converting industry. Our research shows that each copy of Converter is read by more than 18,000 individuals,* giving you more opportunities to be seen. It provides high quality news coverage, industry comment, in-depth features, special reports, technical articles and reviews for the UK, European and international converting industries.

Converter reflects the diversity and innovation of the market it serves, getting the inside story on key industry players and technical developments and presenting the opinions of the personalities and businesses making the news.


Each year Converter publishes an easy-to-use reference guide listing suppliers and manufacturers of converting machinery, equipment and materials. The Converter Directory is sent free of charge to over 3,000 UK-based readers of Converter, offering advertisers a 12-month presence to promote themselves within the industry. A must have tool for everyone involved in converting.


Converter’s international supplements focus on the business issues faced by companies trading internationally in all established and emerging markets. Each supplement is read by Converter’s core circulation base in addition to 3,000 overseas. Readers are  fully sourced to give advertisers the opportunity to promote themselves to global decision makers.


Total circulation (UK and international) – 3600 Print  and 4090 Digital

UK – 43% Europe (Exl UK 40%) and rest of World 17%

Readers have direct influence on the selection and/or purchase of – Adhesives and adhesive application machinery,  Bag making machinery, Coating and laminating machinery, Cutting machines, Digital and inkjet printing machines, Drives and controls, Drying and curing equipment, Flexo machinery,  Folding machines, Management software, Roll handling equipment, Slitting and rewinding machinery, Static elimination equipment, Substrate, Tension control, Waste handling and recycling, Web guiding and cleaning

Business activities readers are involved in – Adhesive/ink manufacturer, Coater/Laminator, Converting Consultancy, Converting equipment supplier/agent, Corrugator/Box/Carton manufacture, Flexible packaging converter, General converter, Label/labelling converter, Non-woven manufacture, Paper/Board converter, Printing, Sack/Bag/Tape manufacture, Substrate manufacture/Supplier



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We cannot accept Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher documents


Colour must be CMYK

No RGB colours. No spot colours. No embedded ICC profiles


All fonts must be supplied. Mac fonts only. No PC fonts

Fonts used in Illustrator eps documents must be converted to paths

Fonts used in layered Photoshop documents must be rasterised


File formats: tiff, eps, jpeg

Images to be at least 300 dpi at 100% (size used in ad)

All fonts to be included, True Type fonts preferred


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Distilled using Acrobat 4 or higher

Highest quality compression

Pictures placed in document must be tiff or eps, not jpeg

Allow for at least 3mm bleed

Include crop marks

When checking your PDF click on ‘Overprint Preview’ to check that all information appears

A hard colour copy must accompany digitally supplied ads


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Files under 6Mb can be e-mailed directly to our Production Department.

Your sales representative will provide you with the e-mail address of the correct person to contact

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COPY DATE 6 weeks preceding publication date

CANCELLATION Mono 6 weeks prior to copy date. Colour 8 weeks prior to copy date. Covers and special positions 12 weeks prior to copy date


Size Inset Advert Trim Trim with bleed
DPS 272 x 393mm 297 x 420mm 303 x 430mm
Full page 272 x 191mm 297 x 210mm 303 x 216mm
Half horizontal 130 x 191mm 140 x 210mm 146 x 216mm
Half vertical 272 x 86mm 297 x 96mm 303 x 102mm
Junior page 185 x 140mm
Quarter page inset 130 x 88mm
Quarter page horizontal 65 x 191mm
Quarter page vertical 272 x 44mm
Third horizontal 77 x 191mm
Third vertical 272 x 58mm