Advertising Rates

Mechanical Data
Type page: 4.125 wide x 6.875 high
Trim Page: 5.25 wide x 8 high
Cover Bleed Size: 5.5 wide x 8.125 high      
Binding: Perfect bound
Cover Placement
Back Cover            1x         2x         3x         4x
(full colour)             $500     $450     $400   $350
Inside Front or Back
(b&w)           $225     $200     $180   $155
Display Ads
Black & White Rates
                 1x         2x         3x         4x
Full Page   $175     $155     $140     $120
1/2 Page   $125     $110     $100     $85
1/4 Page   $75       $65       $60       $50
B us. Card  $75       $65       $60       $50
Classified Ads
$2 per word for 1-2 issues; $1 per word for 3-4 issues
Phone, URL, e-mail, PO Box and number are each
counted as two words. 10 word minimum.
Camera-ready art must be provided for above rates.
We can also produce ads to your specifications.
Design fees are $75/hr. Quotes can be provided upon
We can receive ad files by email (preferred!) or on CD
SUBMIT ART in these formats only: JPG, TIFF,
PNG or PDF files ONLY. We do NOT accept
‘unflattened’ PSD files. We do NOT accept ads in
Word format or other layout programs. ALL FILES
should be submitted between minimum 200 dpi and
maximum 300dpi for both b&w and color ads. We will
not print low-resolution web files (eg: 72 dpi).

Advertising Deadlines
Issue     Copy/File Due  Release 
Spring    Feb 21    March 21
Summer  May 21   June 21
Fall         Aug 21    Sept 21
Winter    Nov 21    Dec 21
Size Specifications 
Submit ads to specs below:
Full Page Back Cover (full colour)*
(top/side full bleeds) 
5.375" wide x 6.5" high*
Full Page Inside Front/Back Cover (b&w)*
(full bleed)       5.375" wide x 8.125" high*
* All critical matter should be kept within .25”
of above dimensions; NOTE the bottom 1.5"
of On Spec's back colour cover is reserved
for bar code and PMA/mailing info.
Full Page Interior (b&w)
(non-bleed)      4.25" wide x 6.875" high
1/2 (horiz.)        4.25" wide x 3.5" high
1/4 (horiz.)        4.25" wide x 1.625" high
Bus. Card         3.5" wide x 2" high
All classified and first-time display ads must
be paid for in advance using PayPal,
cheque, money order, MasterCard, VISA or
American Express. 
Canadian and US advertisers pay in
Canadian dollars. Canadian advertisers are
subject to an additional 5% GST. 
To place an ad or for more information call
(780) 628-7121 or email
To Place an ad or for more information, call or e-mail:
Ph (780) 628-7121