Below are our ad specifications and tips for getting the best result from your final product. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your ad representative or contact us here.

Press-Ready Ads

  • Acrobat PDF preferred (exact dimensions, outlined fonts and no crop marks)
  • Minimum resolution of 300dpi

  • PSD, TIF, EPS, JPG or PNG are also acceptable if they are 300dpi

  • Ads must be exact dimensions, outlined fonts, no crop marks, and no spot colors (convert to CMYK)

  • For best results any black, unless it appears in a photo, should be 100% K, no process.

  • Newsprint will print darker than what appears on screen. Please adjust photos accordingly (if you have any specific concerns, please contact your ad representative).

  • If the guidelines are not met, we will have to modify your ad at an additional fee.

Software Programs

  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat

  • We do not accept Pagemaker, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, or Excel files. If your ad is created in one of these programs, please convert to a PDF.


  • For best results, no type smaller than 10pt.

  • Limited use of process color recommended

  • Reverse type no smaller than 12pt – bold, sans-serif font work best

  • All black type should be 100% K, no process

File Submissions

  • Email (5m or smaller) to your ad representative

  • FTP upload – larger files can be sent via FTP by clicking here

  • Questions? Please contact your ad representative.

Newspaper Specs

  • Printed: Offset

  • Style: Tabloid

  • Columns: 4

  • Column width: 2 5/16”

  • One Column – 2.3125″ wide

  • Two Columns – 4.875″ wide

  • Three Columns – 7.4375″ wide

  • Four Columns – 10″ wide