AD SPECIFICATIONS

PRINT and DIGITAL MAGAZINE SPECIFICATIONS

MAGAZINE TRIM SIZE IS: 8.375" x 10.875"
Ad Size
Bleed
Non-Bleed
FULL PAGE
8.625" x 11.125"
7.875” x 10.375”
TWO PAGE
17" x 11.125”
16.25” x 10.375”
HALF PAGE
8.625” x 5.4375”
7.875” x 5.0625”
2/3 PAGE 
5.5” x 11.125”
5.125 x 10.375”
1/3 PAGE
2.9375” x 11.125”
2.5625” x 10.375”

DISCLAIMER REQUIREMENTS

All print advertisements require the following non-DOD endorsement disclaimer in 6pt san serif font: 
"Does not imply USACE or DOD endorsement."

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

WE PRINT USING WEB OFFSET
BINDING:
PERFECT
LINE SCREEN: 150
INK DENSITY: 300 DPI

PROOF INFO

America's Engineers utilizes a virtual proofing technology. Hard copy guidance is no longer required.

DIGITAL FILE FORMATS

Hi-Res PDF X1a version 1.3 files
Canned images must be high-resolution (300dpi), CMYK (No spot colors, RGB, LAB, or ICC color profiles)

GENERAL FILE REQUIREMENTS

Files to contain only 1 page or 1 spread. Pages must be created to include bleed when required. All trapping should be done prior to creating the file. Include quality control patch (color bars) outside bleed dimensions. All marks (trim, bleed, center) should be included in all colors.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

All advertisers are automatically opted in to the corresponding digital edition. Should an advertiser wish to opt out, it should be noted on their insertion order. No new materials are required for digital editions. For all standard units, we will utilize the original supplied files straight from print.

INSIDE-BACK COVER and OUTSIDE BACK COVER will be brought forward in the digital edition. OUTSIDE-BACK COVER will be the first ad following INSIDE-FRONT COVER. INSIDE-BACK COVER will follow OUTSIDE-BACK COVER.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All specified colors will be matched as closely as possible with 4-color process ink as set up in file.
Art files will be archived for two years.

PACKAGE BANNER AD

All print ad purchases include a 300 x 250 banner ad. Your banner ad will be placed within publication-related web articles.

300 x 250 Pixels 
Files Types: .jpeg, .gif, or .png image file
Maximum file size is 40k
Resolution: 72 dpi
URL link to the destination landing page

eNEWSLETTER BANNER AD

350 x 100, 300 x 250 Pixels 
Files Types: .jpeg, .gif, or .png image file
Maximum file size is 40k
Resolution: 72 dpi
URL link to the destination landing page

MARQUEE BANNER AD

728 x 180, 300 x 250 Pixels 
Files Types: .jpeg, .gif, or .png image file
Maximum file size is 40k
Resolution: 72 dpi
URL link to the destination landing page

SPONSORED ADVERTISING CONTENT

GUIDELINES:
- Content must fit seamlessly with and be topically relevant to our existing content.
- Must provide some level of benefit or clear value to readers of America's Engineers.
- Final approval of sponsored content rests with our editor in chief.
- Content will be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for clearance purposes.
- Offensive, biased, political, lewd, or deceptive content will not be accepted.
- Links will be provided, but not indexed.
SUBMISSION:
- AP Style (submitted via MS Word)
- Text must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document (.doc) format.
- Allocated word count is based on package purchased. Please refer to your insertion order or contact your sales representative. 
- Please be advised, typically on a page without an image, no more than 500 words will fit.
- Provide a headline. Use something with strong reader draw and SEO.
- Text must be edited and proofed. We will review and advise as to errors, if needed.
- Please provide at least three (3) images in .jpg or .png format. Each image must be submitted as a stand-alone file.
- One image must be designated as your ‘featured’ image. 
- All images should be a minimum of 300 dpi
- Each image’s location in the story, should be marked up in your text file (.doc) and should include a caption and image source/credit.
- You may provide up to two links or URLs that you would like to include in the article, please mark them up in your text file.
- Your article will be shared via social media, be sure to provide your organizational Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter account names, along  with two relevant #hashtags in your text file.

CONTACT INFO

If you have questions regarding ad specs and material due date, please contact your sales representative.

FILE SUBMISSION

We recommend that you send your file as a zipped package.
If your creative file is smaller than 5MB in size, please email it the following address. Be sure to include the order #, and your organizational name in the subject line. artwork@acemllc.com
If your creative file is larger than 5MB in size, please send us an email with your contact details. We will then send you a link to an FTP site where you can upload your file. artwork@acemllc.com
Need Assistance? Please call us at 727 234-8760 or email artwork@acemllc.com 
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