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Villager Magazine Ad Design Specs


Ensure Approval for Your Print-Ready Ads with Villager Design Department

For a seamless ad publication experience, it’s essential that all print-ready ads gain the approval of our meticulous Villager Design Department. To guarantee a hassle-free process, we may suggest modifications to enhance your ad design. Alternatively, we are delighted to make those changes for you at no additional cost.

Here are the specifications to follow for your ad submission:

  1. File Formats: Please submit your files in both PDF and TIFF formats.
  2. Color Mode: Ensure that all images are in CMYK mode, with text using 100% K (black), and devoid of any spot colors.
  3. Black Areas: Large black areas should be set as “supported black” with the following values: C=40, M=40, Y=40, K=100.
  4. Image Resolution: All images must possess a high resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi) at their actual size.
  5. PDF Creation: When creating a PDF file, please remember to outline fonts, without downsampling or flattening the document.
  6. Special Fonts: If special fonts are not sent as outlines, kindly email them to us separately.

By adhering to these guidelines, you can expedite the approval process for your print-ready ads and ensure their successful publication. The Villager Design Department is eager to assist you in creating outstanding advertisements that capture attention and drive results.

Ad Size
1/4 Page
1/2 Page
Full w/ Bleed*
2 Page Spread*

* .125″ bleed on all sides


Get a Professionally Designed Ad for Free!

When we handle your ad design, you get amazing value. Our ad cost includes complimentary design services, including 3 proofs and 3 revisions. For any additional changes, nominal fees may apply. It’s crucial to maintain consistency in your ad for effective brand recognition.

To get started, simply use the Ad Design Form provided by your dedicated sales representative. Alternatively, you can email the following essential elements to¬†[email protected]:

  1. High-resolution logo and tagline: Please provide your logo and tagline in at least 300 dpi for optimal quality.

  2. Images for design: If you have specific images in mind, kindly share them separately, ensuring they are at least 300 dpi.

  3. Stock image preferences: Let us know if you prefer us to use stock images, and describe your vision for the desired visuals.

  4. Compelling ad copy: Share what you want your ad to convey through engaging copy.

  5. Color ideas: Inform us about your preferred background colors and other elements to align with your brand’s aesthetics.

  6. Desired layout sketch: If you have a layout concept in mind, a simple sketch can greatly assist our designers in bringing your vision to life.

Take advantage of this opportunity to create an impactful ad that captures attention and drives results. Contact us today to begin the process of crafting your perfect ad!

COPYRIGHT POLICY – Tips for Creating Effective Ads

To ensure compliance with copyright regulations, please refrain from using web-sourced images unless they have been duly purchased (e.g., from We strictly refrain from scanning any photographs or materials for advertisement purposes due to copyright concerns.

Here are some valuable suggestions to help you craft compelling ads that resonate with your target audience while adhering to copyright guidelines:

  1. Identify your target audience and tailor your ad accordingly to maximize its appeal.
  2. Avoid cluttered designs as viewers tend to overlook busy ads.
  3. Utilize bullet points to break down your ad copy, as viewers are more inclined to read and absorb information presented in this format.
  4. Incorporate visually engaging images to capture viewers’ attention and enhance the overall impact of your ad.
  5. Include a clear and compelling call-to-action that prompts viewers to take a specific action.
  6. Keep your ad content concise, straightforward, and easy to comprehend for optimal effectiveness.

By implementing these recommendations, you can create ads that not only captivate your audience but also adhere to copyright regulations.