Pricing

Ad Delivery - Specle Send

Upload, preflight, and deliver ads to media specifications all across the world

Print

Delivery to any newspaper or magazine around the world (Specle does not charge international surcharges)
  • PAYG customers pay £15 + VAT per print ad. There is no monthly fee. Every customer starts on PAYG when they sign up
  • Studio 10 customers pay a subscription of £50 per month and get their first 10 print ads included. Each additional ad delivered after the first 10 is then charged at £5 + VAT.
  • Studio 30 customers pay a subscription of £120 + VAT per month get their first 30 print ads included. Each additional ad delivered after the first 30 is then charged at £4 + VAT.
  • Studio 100 customers pay a subscription of £350 + VAT per month get their first 100 print ads included. Each additional ad delivered after the first 100 is then charged at £3.50 + VAT.
Any customer can subscribe to any plan at any point, and can cancel at any point. If you use less than the number of ads in your subscription during any month, the unused ads are rolled over into subsequent months and can be used for up to 6 months. Email info@specle.net to subscribe to a plan.
  • There is a 10% discount if the customer subscribes to an annual plan. These ads can be rolled over the whole year.
Note:
  • PAYG ad delivery is invoiced at the point of delivery and a separate invoice is sent for each ad delivered
  • Plan subscription is charged monthly in advance on the 28th of each month for the following month. Additional ads delivered beyond the subscription allocation are charged at the end of the month on the 28th when the new subscription charge is incurred. There is one invoice sent per month listing all ads delivered that month, along with the subscription for the next month. You can download a CSV spreadsheet from the Invoices tab on Specle
  • Some publications require us to deliver through a 3rd party system or gatekeeper service which incurs additional charge. Specle is not directly connected to INM group (Irish Independent & Belfast Telegraph), Specle delivers your ad using DubSat and passes the charges back to you on your account. The Express Group operates a pre-press gatekeeper service. Your ad is delivered directly to The Express, and they will then invoice you separately for the pre-press service. It is rare, but there are other publications around the world which operate similar services. We aim to be as transparent as possible with any additional charges incurred by 3rd party services. Due to the complexity and variation in pricing, we do not show the pricing for 3rd party services at the point of delivery, but we do indicate where possible on the spec page when an ad needs to be delivered using a 3rd party service
  • There are some publications on Specle that we classify as 'regional'. We offer reduced pricing for delivery to these publications. This includes News Ireland, LocalWorld, NewsQuest, Tindle, Trinity Mirror Regional. Pricing starts at £2 per ad for delivery to regionals for PAYG delivery. The Studio 10 plan includes 50 regionals in addition to the 10 national ads. Studio 30 includes 160 regionals on top of the 30 national ads. Studio 100 includes 700 regionals on top of the 100 national ads
Additional Print Services:
  • If your file fails preflight, you can ask a Specle operator to manually fix the ad. Manual Fixing costs £35 + VAT per ad to fix colour issues, and other production problems
  • We also offer automated fixing to fix simple problems such as PDF/X-1a:2001 compliance. This costs £5 + VAT per ad
  • We recommend new customers start with the Specle Pro service which includes colour conversion, manual fixing, and inspection by a Specle operator. This costs £40 + VAT per ad and includes delivery
  • You can ask Specle to generate a hard copy proof and deliver it to you. Proofing costs £25 + VAT + courier / postage costs (usually around £20 + VAT). To request a hard copy proof, contact support@specle.net

      Digital Out of Home (DOOH)

      The price to upload, preflight, transcode, and deliver video DOOH ads is £25 + VAT per ad. There is no volume discount plan available at this point.

      The price to upload, preflight, and deliver static DOOH advertising is the same as Specle’s price for delivering print advertising.

      Specle’s pricing plans are as follows:
      • PAYG customers pay £15 + VAT per print or static DOOH ad (JPEG or PNG), and £25 + VAT per video DOOH ad. There is no monthly fee
      • Studio 10 customers pay £50 + VAT per month and get their first 10 print ads included. No DOOH ads are included. Each static DOOH ad is then £5 + VAT, and each video DOOH ad is £25 + VAT per ad
      • Studio 30 customers pay £120 + VAT per month get their first 30 print ads included. No DOOH ads are included. Each static DOOH ad is then £4 + VAT on top of that, and each video DOOH ad is £25 + VAT per ad
      • Studio 100 customers pay £350 + VAT per month get their first 100 print ads included. No DOOH ads are included. Each static DOOH ad is then £3.5 + VAT on top of that, and each video DOOH ad is £25 + VAT per ad
      Any customer can subscribe to any plan at any point. Contact info@specle.net  

      Digital Edition

      The price to create and deliver HTML5 ads for Digital Editions is as follows:
      • PAYG customers pay £45 + VAT per Digital Edition Ad. There is no monthly fee
      • Studio 10 customers pay £50 + VAT per month and get their first 10 print ads included. No Digital Edition ads are included. Each Digital Edition Ad is then £15 + VAT
      • Studio 30 customers pay £120 + VAT per month get their first 30 print ads included. No Digital Edition ads are included. Each Digital Edition Ad is then £12 + VAT
      • Studio 100 customers pay £350 + VAT per month get their first 100 print ads included. 
      • No Digital Edition ads are included. Each Digital Edition Ad is then £10.50 + VAT
      Any customer can subscribe to any plan at any point. Contact info@specle.net  

      Studio Automation

      Specle offers several studio automation products. Please take a look at this video to find out more about Specle's studio automation suite.

      Specle Colour

      Specle colour offers very high quality automated DeviceLink CMYK->CMYK colour conversion, and RGB->CMYK colour conversion. It is completely cloud based. It is both integrated into the Specle delivery system, and is available standalone on the website to allow you to convert any PDF document you have including catalogs, brochures, leaflets, or print out of home.

      The pricing for Specle Colour is £895 + VAT per month for colour conversion of an unlimited number of files per studio. If you would like a demonstration of Specle Colour, please contact info@specle.net

      Specle Campaign Tool

      Specle campaign tool allows you to manage ads using campaign schedules. It is an extremely powerful system allowing you to bulk send, and clone existing campaigns into new ones - saving significant amounts of data entry. You can use it for print and digital advertising.

      Specle Campaign Tool is included at no additional cost on any Studio plan.

      Specle API

      The basic Specle API is available to all customers at no additional cost. See details at api.specle.net If you require data access to access the whole Specle database of specifications, you must be on at least a Studio 100 plan, and agree to specific terms & conditions. Contact info@specle.net


      Publisher Portals

      Specle can provide publishers ad portals. This provides publishers with a single central method of incoming ad delivery and management. Pricing to publishers is agreed based on volume. Contact info@specle.net for more information.

      Note you can access all of the publications in a portal through the normal specle.net service as well and the pricing is exactly the same. If its free through a portal, its free through specle.net

      The current Specle publisher portals are as follows:

      Publisher

      URL

      Customer Pricing

      Condé Nast Britain

      adportal.condenast.co.uk

      Print & Digital Edition advertising is free to deliver. Fixing is paid for by the sender

      Economist

      economist.specle.net

      Print & Digital Edition advertising is free to deliver. Automated fixing is free to the sender, manual fixing is paid

      YOOX Net-a-porter Group

      net-a-porter-group.specle.net

      Print & Digital Edition advertising is free to deliver. Automated and manual fixing is free to the sender

      Daily Mail Classfied

      specle.net/uk/associated-newspapers

      Print classfied advertising is free to deliver. Automated and manual fixing is free to the sender

      Metro

      metro.specle.net

      Print classfied advertising is free to deliver. Digital Edition Advertising is paid for by the sender. Automated and manual fixing is paid by the sender

      Evening Standard

      specle.net/uk/evening-standard

      Print classfied advertising is free to deliver. Automated and manual fixing is paid by the sender

      Seven Publishing Group

      specle.net/uk/seven-publishing-group

      Print advertising is free to deliver. Automated and manual fixing is paid by the sender

      New Scientist

      newscientist.specle.net

      Digital Edition advertising is free to deliver. Automated and manual fixing is free to the sender

      PrimeSight

      primesight.specle.net

      Digital Out of Home (DOOH) ad delivery is paid for by the sender