Magazine standard

Ads with correct colour profile for a quality colour reproduction!

The colour profile, for the conversion of RGB to CMYK – used in Photoshop – determines the colour of the printed ads!

Medibel+ – i.e. every publisher in Belgium – asks to use the following colour profiles:

  • ISOcoated_v2_300_eci for ads in magazines

Since the use of the correct colour profile is very important for the print quality, Medibel+ asks to include the used profile in the file name of the ad:

  • Filename_IC.pdf voor ISOcoated_v2_300_eci
Magazine standard
File name Image conversion profile Download profile
Filename_IC.pdf ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc


There is also a possibility to check whether the created colour proof meets the ISOcoated_v2_300_eci (FOGRA 39) proof demands by applying an Ugra/Fogra stub and to compare it afterwards to a test file.
The test files can be downloaded here:
 Media Wedge v2.0
 Media Wedge v3.0