888-338-3053

Design Specifications

Download Specifications

Designing Your Own Ad?

Our customers are not required to design their own ads. However, some customers prefer to design their own. Please follow the guidelines below if you are planning to design your own ad. If your ad does not meet our criteria we reserve the right to change or rebuild your ad to fit our specifications. Once you are ready to send in your ad please email the ad to proofads@smartmediausa.com. Please make sure to include in the subject line of the email, your business name and the location of the store you are advertising in.

We accept the following file formats:
Adobe Illustrator & InDesign CS6 or lower
- Must include graphics and all text must be converted to curves
- Must be in CMYK color format
- Must use true black (C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100)
- DO NOT USE registration black (C-100, M-100, Y-100, K-100)

Adobe PhotoShop CS6 or lower
- ALL fonts must be rasterized
- Must be in CMYK color format
- Must use true black (C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100)
- DO NOT USE registration black (C-100, M-100, Y-100, K-100)

Adobe Acrobat
- PDFs are accepted, please embed ALL fonts

TIFF, PDF, JPEG exported from almost any program
- Must be in CMYK color format
- Must be a minimum 300dpi
- Must use true black (C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100)
- DO NOT USE registration black (C-100, M-100, Y-100, K-100)

We DO NOT accept the following formats:
Microsoft Publisher
- Please export file to a PDF

Microsoft Word or PowerPoint
- Please export file to a PDF

Resolution:
NO LOWER THAN 300 DPI (at 100%) NO HIGHER THAN 600 DPI (at 100%)

Minimum Type Requirement:
5 point (for the smallest disclaimers) or larger is strongly recommended

If you have any questions regarding these specifications please contact our Graphics Department at 888-338-3053 or send an email to:
Amber: amber@smartmediausa.com —or— Sarah: sarah@smartmediausa.com

Once you are ready to send in your ad please email the ad to proofads@smartmediausa.com. Please make sure to include in the subject line of the email, your business name and the location of the store you are advertising in.

Ad Sizes:

Single Size: 2.875" x 1.3889" - vertical or horizontal layout, whichever you prefer.

Double Size: 2.875" x 2.838"