Ad Sizes


Ad Requirements

File Formats Accepted:

  • Adobe Acrobat PDF/X-1A
  • Adobe InDesign – version CS4 or earlier
  • QuarkXpress – version 6.5 or earlier
  • Adobe Illustrator – version CS4 or earlier
  • Images at least 300 dpi, CMYK or grayscale
  • Embed all fonts. Use PostScript Type1 not made bold or italic in native file’s style menu.
  • PDFs should originate from: InDesign, QuarkXpress, Illustrator

We Do Not Accept:

  • PDFs originated from Microsoft Word or Publisher
  • Images that are low resolution (200 dpi and lower)
  • RGB, Pantone (PMS) or spot colors (metallic, fluorescent colors)
  • Type bold faced or italicized in application style mode
  • Files in PageMaker, Excel, Lotus, PowerPoint or Publisher documents
  • Low resolution digital camera images. Make sure to set camera on the largest setting (1600 x 1200 pixels) and use the RAW file format, if available. Turn off date/time stamp.

Preparing Ads, Color Proofs

  • Document size should be the specified ad size with no additional border/white space. For full bleed ads please make sure crop or registration marks DO NOT fall within the bleed area (cropmarks must be at least 1/8″ outside the trim size).
  • Full page bleed ads should be created to the trim size of the publication plus bleed.
  • For bleed, background should extend at least 1/4″ (18 pts) on all four sides of the ad.

** Files that have to be extensively corrected or reformatted to fit our size will be subject to production charges.