NCSS Print Advertising Specifications

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Ad Sizes
Trim size 8.125 x 10.75 in.

Two-Page spread: 16.5 x 11.00 in.
Full Page Bleed: 8.375 x 11.00 in.
Full Page white border(also safe area for text): 7.25 x 10 in.
Two thirds-page: 4.75 x 10 in.
Half Page (horizontal): 7.25 x 4.75 in.
Half Page (island): 4.75 x 7.25 in.
One Third (square): 4.75 x 4.75 in.
One Third (tall): 2.5 x 10 in.
One Sixth (vertical): 2.5 x 4.75 in.

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Color Proofs
Color Art should be accompanied by a press proof for matching. NCSS will not be responsible for the reproduction of your artwork if a proof print is not provided. Color lasers or ink jet proofs are not acceptable as proofs. You should create an Iris or a SWOP certified proof.

Disks will not be returned.

  • All publications are saddle stitched except the Conference Program which is perfect bound.
  • All publications are printed by web offset.
  • Social Education, Young Learner, The Social Studies Professional (TSSP), the Conference Preview, and Conference Program use a 133-line screen and are printed on coated stock.

Any questions about printing specs should be sent to
Richard Palmer at rpalmer@ncss.org, or call 1-301-588-1800 ext. 120.

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