Specifications

Ad Size Width Height W x H (pixels)
Full Page (bleed) 8.625˝ 11.125˝ 2588 x 3338
Full Page (nonbleed) 7.25˝ 9.75˝ 2175 x 2925
Back Cover (bleed) 8.625˝ 8.25˝ 2588 x 2475
2/3 Vertical 4.75˝ 9.75˝ 1425 x 2925
1/2 Island 4.75˝ 7.25˝ 1425 x 2175
1/2 Vertical 3.5˝ 9.75˝ 1050 x 2925
1/2 Horizontal 7.25˝ 4.75˝ 2175 x 1425
1/3 Vertical 2.25˝ 9.75˝ 675 x 2925
1/3 Horizontal 7.25˝ 3.125˝ 2175 x 938
1/3 Square 4.75˝ 4.75˝ 1425 x 1425
1/4 Vertical 3.5˝ 4.75˝ 1050 x 1425
1/4 Horizontal 4.75˝ 3.75˝ 1425 x 1125
1/8 Marketplace 3.5˝ 2.25˝ 1050 x 675
1/12 Classified (B&W) 2.25˝ 2.25˝ 675 x 675

Preparing Ads

Our preferred format is PDF/X-1a with all spot colors converted to process CMYK. Images must be at least 300 dpi.

We can also accept TIFF files with LZW (lossless) compression turned on, or high-quality JPEG files. If your ad has black type, we recommend CMYK mode for best results.

On bleed ads, please keep all type at least 1/2” away from the trim.

Submitting Ads

You may email your ad to production@protradepub.com. For file sizes larger than 5MB, please use our upload page. Go to protradepub.com and click on File Upload (password: uploadthis). You may also use a free service such as hightail.com or sendthisfile.com to send to production@protradepub.com.

Ad Deadlines

Issue Focus Reservations Artwork
Jan 2018 WOC - Decorative Concrete LIVE (Sponsor) 11/29/17 12/6/17
Feb/Mar 2018 ASCC Awards  2/1/18 2/8/18
Apr 2018 Annual Product Guide 3/8/18 3/15/18
May/Jun 2018   4/12/18 4/19/18
Jul 2018   5/23/18 5/31/18
Aug/Sep 2018   7/11/18 7/18/18
Oct 2018 Annual Training Guide 8/22/18 8/29/18
Nov/Dec 2018   10/5/18 10/15/18