All advertising should be provided in a digital format. The preferred format is hi-res Adobe Acrobat PDF file format (version 4.0 PDF 1.3 compatible). All fonts and images must be embedded. If possible, use the PDFX1a specification to prepare your file.

All images embedded in files must be a minimum of 240 ppi (pixels per inch) or 240 dpi (dots per inch). Color images must be CMYK. Files containing RGB or LAB images will not be accepted. Color lasers or low quality ink jet prints are not acceptable for color guidance.

Advertisements supplied without an acceptable color proof will be printed to SWOP standards. The printer and/or publisher cannot be held liable for color complaints when files are submitted without an acceptable color proof.

Send digital files via our upload page at http://www.269mag.com/upload or ship a CDR or DVD to the address below. Include the advertiser name and the date of publication in the body of your upload or on your disc.

241 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Closing dates for space reservations and materials that require production work.

Cancellations are not accepted after closing dates stated below. Publisher reserves the right to repeat latest advertisement, or to charge for the space reserved when no acceptable content is received by closing date. No liability is assumed as to any instructions received after closing date.

SEP/OCT 2017
July 14, 2017
NOV/DEC 2017
September 22, 2017
FEB/MAR 2018November 21, 2017
APR/MAY 2018January 17, 2018
JUN/JUL 2018March 16, 2018
AUG/SEP 2018May 18, 2018
OCT/NOV 2018July 13, 2018
DEC/JAN 2019September 21, 2018


Full Page with bleedFull Page, no bleed
9” x 10.75” TRIM
8.375” x 10.125” NO BLEED
9.25” x 11” BLEED
8.375” x 10.125” SAFE
Half Page with
bleed, bottom
position only
Half Page,
no bleed
9” x 5.5” TRIM
8.375” x 5.0625”
9.25” x 5.625” BLEED
8.375” x 5.0625” SAFE