Probate & Property 



Ad Size Width Depth
1-Page 7.375" 9.531”
1-Page Bleed 8.500” 11.125”
2/3-Page Bleed 4.8472” 9.5139”
1/2-Page Island 4.468” 7.250”
1/2-Page (H) 7.375” 4.187”
1/3-Page (H) 7.375” 3.300”
1/3-Page Island 4.468” 4.468”
1/3-Page (V) 2.156” 9.531”
1/4-Page (H) 4.468” 2.937”
1/4-Page (V) 2.187” 6.750”


Trim Size: 8.375” x 10.875”
Safe Area: 7.875” x 10.375”
Live matter should be kept 1/4” from trim/edge measurement. Spread pages should be created as separate pages. Any art or text elements intended to bleed off of the page should have a 1/8” of bleed outside of trim.

Digital File Formats and Color Proofs

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Please supply only a print-ready PDF file. We cannot accept any native application file formats (i.e., MS Word, InDesign, Publisher) or any other file format. PDF must be a hi-res, print-ready file. All raster images should be 300 dpi. All fonts must be embedded.

Do NOT include a bleed with fractional ads.

Color ads must use CMYK color only. RGB color or spot colors (e.g., Pantone colors) are NOT acceptable.

Materials that are not properly prepared may be subject to additional production charges.

Ads must be submitted in the exact size they are to appear.

Emily Shawen



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