As desktop publishing has become more commonplace, many companies
are electing to produce their own ad copy in house. If your company is one
of them, or if your company is using an outside advertising agency, the
following information will define for you the media, software and file formats
The Lutheran Digest is prepared to handle.

Acceptable electronic media:           Floppy disk
Zip disk
CD-ROM disk
Email attachment

Acceptable native application files:   Photoshop
(both Mac and PC platform)            Illustrator
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Publisher

Acceptable file formats:                   filename.eps (encapsulated postscript)
(both Mac and PC platform)           filename.tif (tagged image format)
filename.pdf (portable document format) NOTE: All files must have a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch) and be no
larger than 2 megabytes.

NOT ACCEPTABLE file formats: filename.html (hypertext markup language)
(web file formats)                         filename.jpg (joint photographic experts grp)
filename.gif (graphics interchange format)
filename.png (portable network graphics)
filename.swf (super web format)

While most advertising agencies today transfer ad data electronically, some still prefer to send paper (“camera ready”) copy. That’s okay, too. Our preference in this circumstance is to receive the copy on “RC paper” (a white Mylar-type paper with semi-gloss finish). We will do our best with copy on stark white paper from a laser (not inkjet) printer as well, but we cannot guarantee the results. Ad copy should be output to the size ordered without need for reduction or enlargement. Resolution for any camera ready copy is minimum 120 lines per inch …133 lines per inch preferred.

Floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROM disks and paper (“camera ready”) copy should be mailed to:
The Lutheran Digest
6160 Carmen Ave East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

It is helpful if “Ad Copy” is written in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope.

Email attachments should be directed to: