Advertise in Print with Utah Geek Magazine

Advertise with Utah Geek Magazine, Utah’s only magazine for Geeks, Nerds, Dorks, and Dweebs, and anyone else who is interested “geek” culture.  We’re an independent, volunteer-run start-up so our advertising rates are very competitive.

Ad Sizes and Rates

DescriptionCost Per Issue
(5500+ Copies)
Approx.
Print Size
Minimum
Pixel Size
(200dpi)
Recommended
Pixel Size
(300dpi)
Free Online
Ads Included
Two-page Spread (Full page edge to edge*)$446-$52511.125 x 16.752225 x 33503338 x 5025Leaderboard &
Large Skyscraper
Back Cover
(Full page edge to edge*)
$350-$4128.625 x 11.1251725 x 22252588 x 3338Leaderboard &
Large Skyscraper
Inside Front Cover, Inside Back Cover
(Full page edge to edge*)
$295-$3488.625 x 11.1251725 x 22252588 x 3338Leaderboard &
Large Skyscraper
Full Page Inside
(Edge to edge*)
$254-$2998.625 x 11.1251725 x 22252588 x 3338Leaderboard &
Large Skyscraper
Full Page With Border*Same price as edge to edge7.375 x 9.8751475 x 19752213 x 2963Leaderboard &
Large Skyscraper
Half Page Horizontal$141-$1677.375 x 4.8751475 x 9752213 x 1463Leaderboard &
Medium Rectangle
Half Page Vertical$141-$1673.625 x 9.875725 x 19751088 x 2963Leaderboard &
Medium Rectangle
Quarter Page$94-$1113.625 x 4.875725 x 9751088 x 1463Leaderboard &
Medium Rectangle
Eighth Page$74-$843.625 x 2.406725 x 4821088 x 722Leaderboard &
Medium Rectangle

Click any of the highlighted prices above to read the full rate card.

* Edge to edge printing is called a bleed. The bleed is a half-inch area around all four edges that is effectively dead space. Part of the bleed area will be cut off during the printing process, so the image will be from edge to edge on the page, resulting in an actual print size of 8.125 x 10.625. When creating a full page ad for edge to edge printing, allow 1/2″ (1/4″ bleed + 1/4″ margin) between all four edges and the ‘live’ area of your ad to allow for slight inconsistencies in printing.

File Formats

For best results, please submit print ads in one of the following formats (in order of preference): PSD, PNG, PDF or high resolution jpeg. All formats should be at a resolution of at least 200-300 dpi (see the chart below). This will allow us some flexibility when laying out the content of the magazine.  All images should be in color, unless you’re really going for the black and white look, and may be either RGB or CMYK.

Advertise Online at UtahGeekMagazine.com

Every ad placed in the magazine includes banner and sidebar ads on the website.  We use the three industry-standard ad formats listed below. Please submit these ads exactly the way you want them displayed at the exact dimensions listed.

  • Leaderboard
    • Dimensions are 728 x 90`
    • Included free with every print advertisement
    • Displayed at the bottom of every post
    • Also displayed at the top and/or in the middle of select posts and pages
  • Medium rectangle
    • Dimensions are 300 x 250
    • Included free with every print advertisement of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 page
    • Displayed in the right side bar of our site above the Google ads
  • Large skyscraper
    • Dimensions are 300 x 600
    • Included with every print advertisement of full page and up
    • Displayed in the right side bar of our site above the Google ads

Your ad will run for the duration of your advertising terms. For example, a one-issue ad will run from the day the issue is published until the next issue is published.  A two-issue ad will run from the day the first issue is published until the third issue is published, and so on.

For more information, or for examples of the ad formats, you may refer to Google’s AdSense help files. After clicking the link, click the Plus sigin (+) next to the “Recommended” heading to expand the selection and view the examples.

Creating Your Own Ads

We highly recommend that you have an experienced graphic designer design your ad within the specifications listed above.  If you’re going it yourself, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Using Microsoft Word for print ads does work, but it’s not advisable, especially for print ads larger than 1/4 page.  If you must use Word, save the file as a PDF and email us the PDF.
  • Resolution Hints PhotoshopWhen using Photoshop for print ads, make sure you image settings are accurate. The resolution should be at least 200-300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) at the appropriate print dimensions.  See the image to the right for an example a 1/4 page ad.
  • When including graphics from the internet, make sure their resolution is high enough so it doesn’t look blurry on screen, because it will look blurry in print too.  They too should be 200-300 dpi at the print dimensions you want them.  Also, make sure you have copyright or permission.

Terms and Methods of Payment

A credit card is required to guarantee payment, but you can still pay online or write a check, both of which are free.

For Free

Gmail & Google Wallet – Send money though email! Simply sign in to your Google Wallet account (same as your Gmail account), link your credit card, debit card, or bank account, and send your money securely through Google’s servers for free. Contact us for more information.

Mail – You may mail a personal check, cashiers check, mail order, etc. to the address listed on your invoice.  We do not charge any additional fees for this method, but you will incur the cost of a stamp and envelope.

For a Fee

We accept payment via credit card; however, since we are charged a 3.5% fee to process the payments, we have to pass that fee on to our customers.  If you want to pay by credit card, give us a call and we’ll process your transaction over the phone.

Payment Deadline

We invoice within two weeks of printing, and payment is due 30 days from the invoice date. If payment is not received by the due date, or unless other arrangements are made, we will charge your card for the full invoice amount plus the 3.5% credit card processing fee. If payment is subsequently made using another method, we will issue a refund.

Contact Us

For more information or to place an ad, please contact:

Email: adsales@ugeekmedia.com