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 AFJ Cover Specs

Your investment in the Cover Position includes three, four-color inside editorial pages for $7,800.00. The cover must be four-color and designed to be consistent with the overall style previously established by the American Fastener Journal. A three-page article is generally 1,800- 2,000 words in length and also includes four to six photographs. Materials not submitted digitally are charged at prevailing rates. Please advise us of your interest four months in advance of the issue in wish you would like to be featured.

Preparation

To create the cover and/or the inside story, advertisers may choose to use their own advertising/PR firm or use the services of the American Fastener Journal staff. We have access to several freelance writers and photographers. Writers generally charge about $850.00 - $950.00, plus expenses. All articles undergo careful review by a professional copyeditor. Fees for photography are more difficult to estimate because different advertisers require different levels of complexity in the photographic process. You may find answers to many of your questions on our Media Kit Ad Specs page.

Reprints

Reprints are especially effective for distribution at trade shows and for use in mailings to current and potential customers. They can also be used as a new piece of literature for sales reps and/or sales staff to distribute to customers and prospects. Minimum order quantity is 1,500 pieces. AMERICAN FASTENER JOURNAL Issues & Closing Dates: Closing date for AFJ ads requiring production is 10 working days before the artwork closing date. Artwork received earlier is always appreciated.

Ad cancellations are not accepted after closing dates as listed above.

Cancellations on covers will not be accepted after the first of the month that is four months

preceding the cover date.

Previous ads will be repeated according to contract or insertion order when new material is not received by the deadline. IMPORTANT! A proof generated from the supplied file is required and must accompany the CD/file. Without submitting a proof copy with your ad material, we cannot guarantee your ad will print correctly.

Media Accepted:

CD-ROM DVD

Desktop File Formats Accepted:

Layout Application Files: QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand Desktop Elements Formats: TIFF, EPSDCS Fonts: PostScript Type 1 (Please, no TrueType Fonts) Logos and Artwork: EPS and TIFF PDF/Acrobat Distiller

Electronic Transfer:

Advertisers can upload to our FTP site via the Fastener Journal website. Please use compression software (StuffIt or Zip). Click here to upload files Fill in the information requested. Password: nutsnbolts When submitting advertising material via our FTP site, we require that you mail or fax a proof to American Fastener Journal.

Desktop Instructions:

Build pages to trim size and extend bleed 1/8" beyond page edge. Use stylized fonts and do not apply style attributes to basic fonts. Avoid rotations and cropping of images in layout program. Include all fonts, images/scans, and logos/artwork. Do not nest EPS files in other EPS files. All four- color images/scans are preferred in CMYK mode. Four-color solids should not exceed SWOP density of 300%. Include final lasers of files for black & white ads; color proof for four-color ads.

General Information:

Publication TRIM SIZE is 8 1/2" x 11". Binding is saddle stitched. Printing is offset lithography.

Digital Art Checklist:

Provide all EPS, TIFF and other art files placed in the page layouts. Provide both screen and printer fonts. Please do not use TrueType fonts. The colors specified in placed illustrations must have the exact same name and definition as those specified in the page layout document. If you are submitting a two- or three-color ad, please set up as process color. American Fastener Journal is a four-color publication. If you are placing a spot color ad, PMS color is correct. Live line art scans should be at least 1000 dpi in resolution at 100%. Halftone or continuous tone scans should be at 300 dpi at actual size. Provide a paper laser print at 100% with crop marks and registration marks. Also indicate color breaks, tint values, version changes and FPO art. For four-color ads, a full color proof is preferred.

Corrections:

When providing corrections on disk, provide laser proofs with the corrected areas clearly indicated.

Additional Charges:

Digital material submitted that does not meet specifications or is otherwise improperly prepared and requires additional work (typesetting, design, composition, artwork, color changes to provided files) on the part of American Fastener Journal staff will incur a minimum charge of $100. If changes are extensive, additional charges at the rate of $75 per hour will be incurred. These charges are not commissionable. Camera-ready art: Additional charges will apply to all ads submitted in this format to convert them to digital files for imaging. Requests for returning disks or other materials must be made in writing on the insertion order or contract for the current issue. A nominal shipping charge may be assessed.

PDF Instructions:

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE CROP MARKS AND BLEED ON FULL PAGE BLEED ADS! Publication trim size is 8.5 x 11. Size including bleed is 8.75 x 11.25. Hold live area to 7.5 x 10. Be sure PDF is CMYK, press quality, and fonts embedded.

Acrobat 8.0 (Press)

Use the following instructions in Acrobat 8.0 to create press-quality pdf.

General:

Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4) Object Level Compression: Tags Only Auto-rotate Pages: Off Binding: Left Resolution: 2400 dpi Embed Thumbnails: Yes Optimize for Fast Web View: Yes

Images:

Color Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 300 dpi for images above 450 dpi (JPEG) Compression: Automatic Image Quality: Maximum Grayscale Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 300 dpi for images above 450 dpi (JPEG) Compression: Automatic Image Quality: Maximum Monochrome Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 1200 dpi for images above 1800 dpi Compression: CCITT Group 4 Anti-alias to Gray: Off

Fonts:

Embed All Fonts: Yes Subset All Embedded Fonts Below: 100%

Color:

Settings File: None Color Management Policies: Leave color unchanged Intent: Default

Device-Dependant Data:

Preserve Undercolor Removal and Black Generation when Transfer Functions are Found: Yes

Advanced:

Leave defaults checked

PDF/X:

Nothing should be selected
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American Fastener Journal Ad Specs

 AFJ Cover Specs

Your investment in the Cover Position includes three, four-color inside editorial pages for $7,800.00. The cover must be four-color and designed to be consistent with the overall style previously established by the American Fastener Journal. A three-page article is generally 1,800-2,000 words in length and also includes four to six photographs. Materials not submitted digitally are charged at prevailing rates. Please advise us of your interest four months in advance of the issue in wish you would like to be featured.

Preparation

To create the cover and/or the inside story, advertisers may choose to use their own advertising/PR firm or use the services of the American Fastener Journal staff. We have access to several freelance writers and photographers. Writers generally charge about $850.00 - $950.00, plus expenses. All articles undergo careful review by a professional copyeditor. Fees for photography are more difficult to estimate because different advertisers require different levels of complexity in the photographic process. You may find answers to many of your questions on our Media Kit Ad Specs page.

Reprints

Reprints are especially effective for distribution at trade shows and for use in mailings to current and potential customers. They can also be used as a new piece of literature for sales reps and/or sales staff to distribute to customers and prospects. Minimum order quantity is 1,500 pieces. AMERICAN FASTENER JOURNAL Issues & Closing Dates: Closing date for AFJ ads requiring production is 10 working days before the artwork closing date. Artwork received earlier is always appreciated.

Ad cancellations are not accepted after closing

dates as listed above.

Cancellations on covers will not be accepted after the first of the

month that is four months preceding the cover date.

Previous ads will be repeated according to contract or insertion order when new material is not received by the deadline. IMPORTANT! A proof generated from the supplied file is required and must accompany the CD/file. Without submitting a proof copy with your ad material, we cannot guarantee your ad will print correctly.

Media Accepted:

CD-ROM DVD

Desktop File Formats Accepted:

Layout Application Files: QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand Desktop Elements Formats: TIFF, EPSDCS Fonts: PostScript Type 1 (Please, no TrueType Fonts) Logos and Artwork: EPS and TIFF PDF/Acrobat Distiller

Electronic Transfer:

Advertisers can upload to our FTP site via the Fastener Journal website. Please use compression software (StuffIt or Zip). Click here to upload files Fill in the information requested. Password: nutsnbolts When submitting advertising material via our FTP site, we require that you mail or fax a proof to American Fastener Journal.

Desktop Instructions:

Build pages to trim size and extend bleed 1/8" beyond page edge. Use stylized fonts and do not apply style attributes to basic fonts. Avoid rotations and cropping of images in layout program. Include all fonts, images/scans, and logos/artwork. Do not nest EPS files in other EPS files. All four-color images/scans are preferred in CMYK mode. Four-color solids should not exceed SWOP density of 300%. Include final lasers of files for black & white ads; color proof for four- color ads.

General Information:

Publication TRIM SIZE is 8 1/2" x 11". Binding is saddle stitched. Printing is offset lithography.

Digital Art Checklist:

Provide all EPS, TIFF and other art files placed in the page layouts. Provide both screen and printer fonts. Please do not use TrueType fonts. The colors specified in placed illustrations must have the exact same name and definition as those specified in the page layout document. If you are submitting a two- or three-color ad, please set up as process color. American Fastener Journal is a four-color publication. If you are placing a spot color ad, PMS color is correct. Live line art scans should be at least 1000 dpi in resolution at 100%. Halftone or continuous tone scans should be at 300 dpi at actual size. Provide a paper laser print at 100% with crop marks and registration marks. Also indicate color breaks, tint values, version changes and FPO art. For four-color ads, a full color proof is preferred.

Corrections:

When providing corrections on disk, provide laser proofs with the corrected areas clearly indicated.

Additional Charges:

Digital material submitted that does not meet specifications or is otherwise improperly prepared and requires additional work (typesetting, design, composition, artwork, color changes to provided files) on the part of American Fastener Journal staff will incur a minimum charge of $100. If changes are extensive, additional charges at the rate of $75 per hour will be incurred. These charges are not commissionable. Camera-ready art: Additional charges will apply to all ads submitted in this format to convert them to digital files for imaging. Requests for returning disks or other materials must be made in writing on the insertion order or contract for the current issue. A nominal shipping charge may be assessed.

PDF Instructions:

REMEMBER TO INCLUDE CROP MARKS AND BLEED ON FULL PAGE BLEED ADS! Publication trim size is 8.5 x 11. Size including bleed is 8.75 x 11.25. Hold live area to 7.5 x 10. Be sure PDF is CMYK, press quality, and fonts embedded.

Acrobat 8.0 (Press)

Use the following instructions in Acrobat 8.0 to

create press-quality pdf.

General:

Compatibility: Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4) Object Level Compression: Tags Only Auto-rotate Pages: Off Binding: Left Resolution: 2400 dpi Embed Thumbnails: Yes Optimize for Fast Web View: Yes

Images:

Color Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 300 dpi for images above 450 dpi (JPEG) Compression: Automatic Image Quality: Maximum Grayscale Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 300 dpi for images above 450 dpi (JPEG) Compression: Automatic Image Quality: Maximum Monochrome Images: Bicubic Downsampling at 1200 dpi for images above 1800 dpi Compression: CCITT Group 4 Anti-alias to Gray: Off

Fonts:

Embed All Fonts: Yes Subset All Embedded Fonts Below: 100%

Color:

Settings File: None Color Management Policies: Leave color unchanged Intent: Default

Device-Dependant Data:

Preserve Undercolor Removal and Black Generation when Transfer Functions are Found: Yes

Advanced:

Leave defaults checked

PDF/X:

Nothing should be selected