Adverts

This Web Page is about Adverts in Shreds and Patches Advertising Rates for Camera Ready copy. We are considering listing all advertisers from the last issue, complete with contact details or possibly a link to a site of their choice, or both.
Copy Date for next issue of Shreds & Patches is August 31st 2011.
Send your completed adverts to editor@shredsandpatches.org.uk.

Size
Full page
Full page
Full page
Half page
Half page
1/3 page
1/4 page

Width
120mm
120mm
120mm
120mm
60mm
120mm
60mm

Height
180mm
180mm
180mm
90mm
180mm
60mm
90mm

Cost
70
60
50
30
30
17
13

...

Orientation, etc.
outside back cover
inside back or front cover
other pages
landscape
portrait
landscape only
portrait only



Payments

We prefer cheques, made out to "Shreds and Patches", to accompany the placement of advertisements, and reserve the right to withhold publication for any advertisement which has not been paid for in full.


Advert Design

There are several adverts in Shreds and Patches which we have designed ourselves. So don't worry if you haven't done this kind of work before - a simple sketch is enough for us to start work.
If you are providing your own design, please bear in mind that Shreds and Patches is printed using black ink only. Please don't get tempted to whip up a design in Word, using umpteen fonts, though. Firstly, it looks messy. Secondly, we may not have the fonts you have used, and the outcome might not be what you expect. A list of fonts currently in use is given on our fonts page.
There is a fashion at the moment, especially among festivals, to use a kind of photo collage technique which, in colour, merely looks cluttered, but in monochrome it can end up being unreadable. So, it is worth printing your design out in greyscale, if you haven't done that already.
We can take documents in any of the internationally-recognised Open Document Formats (as produced by the LibreOffice suite). We can also handle images in JPEG, GIF, TIF, PNG, SVG, WMF, EMF, PS, EPS, CDR, CPT and a few others. We don't often use PDFs directly - they are usually sent to us in the wrong size, or with cropping marks, or huge areas of whitespace around them. But we can convert them to something usable.
Since a system security update from Microsoft in December 2010, we can no longer reliably read Word documents from Microsoft Office suites later than Office 2000. Please save any Word documents carefully into a format such as Word '97 or Word 6, before sending them to us.
Failing that, saving a predominantly text item as an RTF (Rich Text Format) file will preserve most aspects of your formatting.