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.

P.O. Box 50827
Kalamazoo, MI 49005-0827


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.

FEB/MAR 2019November 28, 2018
APR/MAY 2019January 10, 2019
JUN/JUL 2019March 13, 2019
AUG/SEP 2019May 15, 2019
OCT/NOV 2019July 10, 2019
HOLIDAY 2019September 18, 2019


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