Stuck for a design or designer?

You may choose to use our design services, it is included in your ad purchase.

Sending in files? Here are a few tips to save you time/money… 

  • Have all your files organized and in the proper format to forward to our designer. 
  • If you've previously worked with a designer or had graphics professionally created you may need to contact that individual and have your artwork forwarded to design(at)thelocalsboard.com.
  • Screen shots and images taken from websites (.png files, low-res/72 dpi images) are not suitable for printing.
  • If you submit a .jpeg to be used for your design, whatever background it is on will be incorporated into your ad. This is why it is preferable to use .eps or .ai files a these can be placed over any background.

Acceptable files for logos are:

  • ALL files need to be CMYK in order to ensure printing colours match your colours
  • High-res .jpeg (try for a file at least 500kb - 1M in size/300 dpi and 3-4 inches in size)
  • High-res .pdf

Things to include in your ad:

  • Your company name/logo. A tagline if you have it.
  • Contact information (phone number and website at minimum) unless you do not want this on your ad. 
  • If you are offering services, are a restaurant, etc. include the address / description of your location.
  • What copy do you want to include? A-size ads are about the size a business card, please keep that in mind when you provide content.
  • Graphics to be used or specifications about what you require.
  • Do you need a special font? If so please specify.
  • It's helpful to include an idea of the tone you'd like your ad to have – fun, serious, whimsical, classic, etc. You are welcome to send samples of things you like or have used in the past. 

Acceptable files for final artwork are:

  • ALL files need to be CMYK in order to ensure printing colours match your colours
  • High-res .jpeg (try for a file at least 500kb - 1M in size/300 dpi and 3-4 inches in size)
  • High-res .pdf