ABOUT MAGAZINE PAGE SIZE: (WIDTH X HEIGHT):
The finished page size is 5.375 (5 3/8”) x 8.25” (8 1/4”)
The page has a margin of .25” and no text should extend into the margin. Bleeds should extend .125” beyond the full page size.
ACTUAL AD SIZES: (WIDTH BY HEIGHT):
Full Page: 4.875” x 7.75” Two-thirds Page: 4.875” x 5.2” Quarter Page: 2.4” x 3.875”
Half Page: 4.875” x 3.875” Third Page: 4.875” x 2.6” Half Page Vertical: 2.4” x 7.75”
Back Page: 4.875” x 7.75” with mailing block
The magazines are created on a Macintosh computer using Adobe InDesign. Supplemental files are created in Photoshop and Illustrator.
To submit an ad electronically use one of these programs, or submit the file completed as a JPG, TIF or EPS file. PDF files are acceptable as long as fonts are embedded.
TEXT IN INDESIGN, ILLUSTRATOR FILES:
Only Adobe Type I fonts are acceptable. No PC fonts can be utilized. If your ad is submitted in Microsoft Word, the fonts will not translate to the Mac. Please submit a hard copy of the ad if it is in Word so that the ad can be replicated accurately.
Photographs must be saved in the highest quality JPEG format, submitted directly from a digital camera or as an original no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. Preferable images are clear, flat solid print. If you send a digital file, make sure it is a large size and at least 300 dpi or the image may not print clearly. Ideally an image can be saved as tif, jpg or eps file formats. If a file size is less than 100KB, there is a good chance that the resolution is too low for good print quality. Art from a website usually is not acceptable
for print. The resolution is much too low for a good quality reproduction in print.
Raised business cards do not reproduce well. Art from newsprint (including Yellow page ads) is also not a great choice, but it is usable. We prefer ad slicks in color for color logos, however we can work with most anything. Just beware that a bad original file will not improve with scanning.
Please do not send PUBLISHER or WORDPERFECT files. We cannot open these files. POWERPOINT files are also NOT ACCEPTABLE.
If a file in Microsoft Word, keep in mind the fonts might look different so submit a hard copy along with the electronic version.