Acceptable File Formats


  1. If sending an Acrobat PDF file, WE REQUIRE THAT IT IS IN THE PDF/X-1A:2001 FORMAT. This is the format we must deliver to our printer, and PDFs which do not comply with this format may experience errors upon conversion to it. We reserve the right to reject any PDFs that do not comply with the PDF/X-1a:2001 standard.
  2. Adobe Photoshop CS6 (TIFF, EPS or PSD) or earlier, Adobe Illustrator CS6 or earlier (AI, EPS), and Adobe InDesign CS6 or earlier (package with links and fonts). No JPEGs or PNGs, please.
  3. All artwork must be in a CMYK (process color) format. NO SPOT COLORS. Since errors and/or undesirable results can occur when spot colors are converted to process colors, we reserve the right to reject any artwork containing spot colors.
  4. All other file formats must be approved by the Art Department prior to delivery.
  5. All documents and/or files sent to SAVE's Art Department must be able to be edited in a Macintosh environment. This includes all graphics, original documents* and fonts**.

Scans/Artwork

  1. All supporting artwork must be included (scanned photos, logos, clip art files, etc...). EPS or TIFF files preferred. Do not use JPEG encoding on EPS files, or LZW or other compression on TIFF files (will cause the image to print as black & white). Any other file format must be approved by SAVE prior to submitting. Supporting artwork files must be able to be edited in a Macintosh format (Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Illustrator CS6). Original photos/artwork must be included if computer files are not Mac compliant.
  2. All rasterized files (TIFF, Photoshop PSD and EPS) must have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and must be placed in QuarkXpress or InDesign at no larger than 100%. If the resolution is lower we cannot guarantee the quality of the printed piece.
    *Because of the limited amount of fonts that we fit on our operating system, we reserve the right to replace any body text (non-headline) with a like font.
  3. All specialty fonts must be included*.
    *Because of the limited amount of fonts that we fit on our operating system, we reserve the right to replace any body text (non-headline) with a like font.
  4. All Adobe Illustrator/EPS files must have outline fonts.
  5. Because of low resolution (72 DPI), most images downloaded from the Internet CANNOT be used.

Delivery Options

  1. FTP: Please visit the FTP area on our website to upload your files to our server. We recommend using a file compression utility to avoid file corruption during file transfer.
  2. Email: To increase efficiency, please contact SAVE's Art Department prior to sending the file. We recommend using a file compression utility (StuffIt/WinZip) to avoid file corruption during file transfer. Send to:
  3. Disk: CD/DVD. Use compression if needed. Please supply a color proof of the file for verification. Mail to:
    SAVE
    1000 W. Maple Rd., Suite 200
    Troy, MI 48084
    Attn: Art Department

Ad Specs


8.375” x 10.5” SaveOn Magazine


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
111/3 Page Ad 7.875"w x 3.125"h N/A
15, 131/6 Page (a) 3.8125"w x 3.125"h N/A
18Cover Billboard 1.875"w x 1"h N/A
20Front Cover Ad (MN & DT SOFH only) 8.375"w x 8.125"h 8.625"w x 8.25"h
422-Page Spread w/ bleed (DT/CH only) 16.75"w x 10.5"h 17.0"w x 10.75"h
43, 5Full Page w/ bleed (DT/CH only) 8.375"w x 10.5"h 8.625"w x 10.75"h
45Front Cover Ad (DT/CH only) 8.375"w x 8.125"h 8.625"w x 8.375"h
50Half Page Vert. 3.8125"w x 9.875"h N/A
512PG Spread 16.25"w x 9.875"h N/A
52, 16Qtr. Page (b) 3.8125"w x 4.8125"h N/A
53Full Page 7.875"w x 9.875"h N/A
54, 4Half Page Horz. 7.875"w x 4.8125"h N/A
55Front Cover Ad (w/ footer) 8.375"w x 7.35"h 8.625"w x 7.35"h†††
56Back Cover Ad 8.875"w x 7.75"h 9.125"w x 7.875"h††
59Back Cover (DT/CH only) 8.375"w x 8.5"h 8.625"w x 8.625"h
1512PG Spread (w/ lip) Contact Production Dept. for ad templates - Select markets only
153Full Page (w/ lip) Contact Production Dept. for ad templates - Select markets only
  • *Add 1/8" to all sides for bleed area, unless noted otherwise. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.
  • †No bleed at top. Left, right & bottom only.
  • ††No bleed on bottom. Top, left & right only.
  • †††No bleed on top or bottom. Left & right only.
  • (a) - 1/6 page ads are limited to only 3 coupon offers, set to the right side of the ad space
  • (b) - Quarter page ads are limited to only 4 coupon offers, set to the right side of the ad space

SAVE ON CARS & TRUCKS Broadsheet (SOCT - All markets)


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
92SCT 2 Page Spread*21”w by 20.25”h21.25”w by 20.5”h
93SCT Full Page*10.5”w x 20.25”h10.75”w x 20.5”h
94, 194SCT Half Page10”w x 9.625”hN/A
95SCT Cover Ad10.5”w x 15.65”h10.75”w x 10.9”h
96SCT Back Cover*10.5”w x 20.25”h10.75”w x 20.5”h
97SCT Qtr. Page4.875”w x 9.625”hN/A
  • *Add 1/8" to all sides for bleed area. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.

SaveOn Insert Media (Detroit & Chicago markets)


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
73SAVE DAL Cards*(Front)
SAVE DAL Cards* Back - ad space only)
9"w x 5"h
4.75"w x 5"h
9.25"w x 5.25"h
4.875"w x 5.25"h
180Half Size Insert Card (OS)*9.375"w x 5.25"h9.625"w x 5.5"h
183Full Page Flyer (OS)*9.25"w x 10.5"h9.5"w x 10.75"h
1844-Page Circular (OS)*18.5"w x 10.5"h18.75"w x 10.75"h
  • *Add 1/8" to all sides for bleed area. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.
  • †No bleed on right side. Left, top & bottom only.

SaveOn Insert Media (TC, GR, KZ, HL & LS markets)


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
60 Standard Postcard**8.5"w x 4.375"hN/A
61 Premium Postcard*11"w x 5.5"h11.5"w x 6"h
62 Value Flyer**8.5"w x 11"hN/A
63 Big Flyer* 8.375"w x 12"h8.875"w x 12.5"h
67 Premium Flyer (60# paper stock)**10"w x 11"hN/A
68, 168Mega Flyer*10.875"w x 12.25"h11.375"w x 12.75"h
69Big 4-Pager**21"w x 10.5"hN/A
  • *Add 1/4" to all sides for bleed area. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.
  • **Artwork must include 1/4" white border on all sides within finished size (no bleed).

Misc. Retail Me Not Everyday (RMNE) Products


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
65RMNE DAL* (Front)
RMNE DAL* (Back - ad space only)
8.375"w x 5"h
4.4925"w x 5"h
8.625"w x 5.25"h
4.6175"w x 5.25"h
304RMNE Wrap Cover Billboard (ALL) 2.625"w x 1.625"h N/A
400RMNE Wrap Front Cover (Oversized) 8.625"w x 8.938"h N/A
401RMNE Wrap Back Cover (Oversized) 9.375"w x 8.25"h N/A
402RMNE Wrap Full Page - IFC (Oversized) 8.75"w x 10.75"h N/A
403RMNE Wrap Full Page - IBC (Oversized) 9.375"w x 10.75"h N/A
  • *Add 1/8" to all sides for bleed area. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.
  • †No bleed on right side. Left, top & bottom only.

Misc. Mspark Products


Ad Code(s)Ad TypeFinished SizeSize w/ BleedsTemplates
165Mspark DAL* (Front)
Mspark DAL* (Back - ad space only)
8.5"w x 5"h
4.125"w x 5"h
8.75"w x 5.25"h
4.25"w x 5.25"h
500Mspark Wrap Front Cover8"w x 10.5"h N/A
501Mspark Wrap Back Cover 8"w x 10.5"h N/A
502Mspark Wrap Full Page (1, 4 ad type) 8"w x 10.5"h N/A
503Mspark Wrap Full Page (2, 3 ad type) 8"w x 10.5"h N/A
  • *Add 1/8" to all sides for bleed area. Keep all text 1/4" in from trim (finished) size.
  • †No bleed on right side. Left, top & bottom only.

Questions

  • If you have any questions about ad specs or submitting artwork, please contact:
    David Herbst
    248.244.3394
    dherbst@saveon.com
    (Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday through Friday.)