The publication is produced using the Computer To Plate (CTP) process. All files must be CMYK and 300 dpi. PDF X1A formats are preferred, but ads produced in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are also acceptable. (If an InDesign file has transparencies, make a high-res press-ready PDF instead of an X1A to avoid flattening the file. Flattening might cause overprinting commands in the resulting file.)

PUBLICATION AD SPECS (Full, Half, Third, and Quarter-page placements):



TRIM size varies according to the advertising size. Please refer to the illustration above.
BLEED: 1/4” MINIMUM to ALL edges (Bleed ads are optional. Bleed is already included in the bleed sizes above.)
Live/Type area: All non-bleed items should be 1/4” minimum from the TRIM edge.
Fonts: All fonts must be embedded, outlined, or supplied with the file. Post-script or Open Type fonts preferred.
Images: PSD, AI, TIF, or EPS; CMYK (or grayscale), 300 dpi resolution.
Crop marks: If crop and bleed marks are included in PDFs please offset them by a minimum of .26”


The following disclaimer must be placed in all artwork, with the exception of the Plaque Supporter Placement when the name of the U.S. government or any of its agencies is invoked in the copy. Where possible, please identify the actual agency in the disclaimer.

“The U.S. Navy did not select or approve this advertiser and does not endorse and is not responsible for the views or statements contained in this advertisement.”


Please email your content as a zipped package to
Include your organization’s name and “Creative Materials” in your email subject line.
Ads file size 5MB and under can be emailed to 

If your file is larger than 5MB, please send an email to, and request dedicated folder access. We will respond with a link to a folder for you to upload your file.

Files can also be sent on a disk to:

Faircount Media Group
Attn: Art Department
450 Carillon Parkway, Suite 105
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
If you have any questions or require assistance, please call: 813-675-3800 or speak with your account representative.
Once your ad files are processed, we will send you a confirmation email.