Print edition ad information

Audience

  • Hand-distributed for free to all of Aragon’s 1,500 students as they enter the school on the morning of each publication date.
  • Delivered to over 400 mail subscribers.
  • Distributed to local restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, and community centers in both San Mateo and Foster City.

Rates & sizes

Name (click for preview) Dimensions Price
Business card 3.9″ x 2.2″ $35
Square 3.9″ x 4″ $55
1/8 page 5.9″ x 3.5″ $75
1/4 page 5.9″ x 7″ $150
1/2 page 10″ x 8″ $250
Full page 10″ x 16″ $450
Supplied insert 8.5″ x 11″ $250
  • Clients with 5 or more ads purchased are eligible for a 5% discount.
  • For advertisements that are not immediately ready to print and need to be altered for print and layout, there will be a charge of $20 per hour for preparation time. (The 5% discount for five or more prepaid issues would also apply to this fee.)
  • If you don’t yet have an advertisement ready to be published, don’t worry! We would be happy to design one for you.

Editorial Calendar for 2017-2018

All advertisements and advertisement contracts must be submitted on or before the advertisement deadline.

Issue Publication date Ad deadline
1 September 21, 2017 September 11, 2017
2 October 19, 2017 October 9, 2017
3 November 16, 2017 November 6, 2017
4 December 14, 2017 December 4, 2017
5 February 15, 2018 February 5, 2018
6 March 15, 2018 March 5, 2018
7 April 19, 2018 April 9, 2018
8 May 24, 2018 May 14, 2018

Technical specifications

File format

  • PDF is preferred.
  • EPS and AI are acceptable.
  • JPEG, PNG, PSD, or others are accepted but not recommended.

Color space

Ads are printed on black and white pages. If your ad is in color, we will convert it to grayscale, but we encourage you to do this yourself to ensure you are satisfied with the ad’s appearance.

Resolution

  • 300 dpi is recommended.
  • Lower resolutions may diminish print quality.

Dimensions

  • Ad files should match the dimensions of the purchased space.
  • If the provided file does not match the ad space’s dimensions and is submitted before the soft deadline, we can make the appropriate layout/design corrections at our standard rate of $20 per hour.
  • If you instead choose to use the ad as-is (or if you submit it after the soft deadline), the advertisement will be scaled proportionally such that neither width nor height exceed the purchased ad space.