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How to supply your ad


Online ad booking

If you are booking your listings ad online you will be asked to type your text into a box. It might help you to have these words already typed on your computer so you can 'copy & paste' them when you need to. Don't worry about formatting them in any way because we put all listings ads into Spark house style

You can book header ads (ads with logos at the top) online too. We need your logo to be a 300dpi jpeg. Make sure you know where it is saved as we will ask you to upload it from your computer during the ad booking process.


Supplying your ad to The Spark offline


• If you are emailing your ad please insert text for listings ads either directly in the email or in a Word document. Please don't send text in any other format

• Listings ads conform to Spark house style so don't send text with underlining, colours or words in CAPS because we don't use them. And we cannot promise lots of line returns or bullet points on new lines. See more

• If you are posting and/or handwriting your ad please type or write CLEARLY as we have to copy type it


Graphics/logos/display ads

• Please send all artwork in either PDF or JPEG format

• All artwork must be set to CMYK at 300 dpi

• Please don't send us any images taken from the web (including GIFs) and don't ask us to pick up images from your website as the resolution will not be good enough to print

• a header on a listings ad is 25mm high x 63mm wide. Please send your header SEPERATELY from your text, and DON'T put your header in a Word document

• click here for other ad sizes

• we can design your display ads for use in The Spark. We charge a minimum of £30 design fee and you need to supply all text, photos, graphics/logos, etc. We may charge more if you then want to use the ad for other purposes. Contact us for more info

• The Spark can make a simple header for you if you supply text, photo or logo. But we are NOT a logo design service. Contact us for more info

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