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In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

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Art must allow 2.375” from top of page trim for The Independent flag and tagline. Flag and tagline will lay over the top of the continuous art provided by the Advertiser.

10.5” wide x 13.5” high is publication trim size.

Allow .125” bleed on all sides of ad.

Final FILE SUBMISSION with bleed dimension: 10.75” wide x 13.75” tall.

• Collage images not accepted.
• Submit by USB, e-mail (files 25mb or smaller) or Hightail or Dropbox.
• Final ad formats accepted: prefer print ready PDF (X1A PDF), EPS, TIFF, or JPG.
• All Images must be CMYK and a minimum of 300 dpi, all fonts must be embedded or converted to outlines.
• Front Cover contracts are noncancelable.

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Advertiser receives an additional black and white ad space – “On The Cover.” A detailed description of merchandise, people or event highlights is appropriate for this section. Actual size is 4.5” wide x 5.25” high.

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