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 2015-2016

To ensure there is adequate time to resolve any potential problems, we recommend you submit your advertisement before the soft deadline.

Issue Publication date Soft ad deadline Sent to press
1 September 17, 2015 September 9, 2015 September 14, 2015
2 October 8, 2015 September 31, 2015 October 5, 2015
3 November 5, 2015 October 28, 2015 November 2, 2015
4 December 10, 2015 December 2, 2015 December 7, 2015
5 February 4, 2016 January 27, 2015 February 1, 2016
6 March 10, 2016 March 1, 2016 March 7, 2016
7 April 21, 2016 April 13, 2016 April 18, 2016
8 May 19, 2016 May 11, 2016 May 16, 2016

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.