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Please note that all ads carried in Stirrings can be reproduced in full colour.

full page (A5 with internal margins)
portrait
135 mm wide x 195 mm high
£40

full page (A5, full bleed)
portrait
print area: 148 mm wide x 210 mm high
copy area including 3 mm bleed on all sides: 154 mm wide x 216 mm high.
If possible, aim for a bleed of 6 mm on the left vertical edge
£40

full page, inside front cover, inside back cover (A5, full bleed)
portrait
print area: 148 mm wide x 210 mm high
copy area including 3 mm bleed on all sides: 154 mm wide x 216 mm high.
If possible, aim for a bleed of 6 mm on the left vertical edge (inside front) or right vertical edge (inside back)
£50

half page portrait
60 mm wide x 186 mm high
£25 (special performers' rate £20—please enquire for details)

half page landscape
135 mm wide x 95 mm high
£25 (special performers' rate £20—please enquire for details)

quarter page portrait
60 mm wide x 95 mm high
£12 (special performers' rate £10—please enquire for details)

If you need us to lay out your ad for you or are not able to supply it as a print-ready digital image file or as camera-ready artwork, there will be a 30% mark-up. Most standard (raster) digital image file formats are okay: jp[e]g (uncompressed), tif[f] and pdf are preferred. If possible, these should be saved at 300 dpi/ppi. They should also be print size; or, if larger, in proportion.

All mainstream design and DTP software nowadays can save files to one or other of the formats above, but some older proprietory formats can be problematic. For example, we can't do anything with files in Microsoft Publisher's native format '.pub'. If this is the only software you have available, please export the result as an image file: tif, png or jpeg (uncompressed) at 300 dpi should all be possible; but not bmp or gif, please.

Camera-ready artwork is 'hard copy' on good-quality plain white paper or card, uncreased and unfolded. If printing from a word file or similar, please print at the highest resolution you can. We can accept colour ads as hard copy, but bear in mind that colour matching during scanning may not be 100% faithful. Under some circumstances we can accept Word files, though in most cases these are suitable only as layout guides. You may need to send us the fonts separately, and they may not be compatible with our mac platform; and if your ad includes an embedded image, you'll need to send us the original image file as well. More recent versions of Word give you the option of saving your file as a pdf: this would be perfect for our purposes. Please talk to us if you're in any doubt.

Don't worry overmuch if you are advertising in several magazines (regional and/or national) and find that every single one wants slightly different dimensions. This is normal. Everybody has different design criteria, and some mags have less flexible production methods than others. Stirrings has always been found at the cutting-edge of new technologies, so, for us, fitting your (digital) copy to the physical dimensions we use for print takes no more than a few clicks of a mouse. Ta-da! Done. The dimensions we specify, therefore, are what we will print. They are guidelines; but the closer you can get to those dimensions, the better. Your images may not look exactly as you intended them if we have to stretch or squeeze them vertically or horizontally in order to make them fit, but we'll try to preserve the integrity of your design as much as we can.

In fact, there is very little difference between the various sizes and dimensions used by most magazines. If in doubt about anything technical, please email or ring us. 

The address for digital artwork is: ads@stirrings.org.uk If you need to provide hard copy, please send it to the address below.

Payment for ads should be by cheque, made out to Stirrings.
Note that postal orders, though rarely used nowadays, are quite acceptable.
Please send cheques or postal orders to the address below.

We can also accept payment by bank transfer (BACS). Contact us for the appropriate details.

Stirrings
11
Ratcliffe Road
Sheffield
S11 8YA

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