Space reservations:
Eleven days prior to mail date.

Materials delivery:
Eight days prior to mail date.

File format:
We accept high-resolution, editable PDFs (1200 / 200) and Creative Suite files. We do not accept Microsoft Publisher documents.

Where to send:
All materials are to be sent to with the aforementioned deadlines in mind. We will format your ad and return it to you for proofing.

Ad sizes (no bleeds):

Front-page strip: 10” x 1.5”
Full page: 10” x 11”
Half-page vertical: 4.9167” x 10.5”
Half-page horizontal: 10” x 5.1667”
Quarter page: 4.9167” x 5.1667”
Eighth-page vertical: 2.375” x 5.1667”
Eighth-page horizontal: 4.9167” x 2.5”
Sixteenth page: 2.375” x 2.5”

Classified advertising:
If you have goods or services to sell, we’re happy to help you accomplish that. Simply e-mail your classified ad by 9 a.m. Wednesday  to Dennis O’Malia ( He will calculate the cost of your ad, process your payment (which must be made by credit card), and prepare it for publication in all Current editions for one low price. If you have questions, please call Dennis at 317.370.0749.

In our advertisers’ words:

“Because of our working with Current in Carmel during CarmelFest 2011, we can attribute a substantial increase, about 40 percent, in attendance during the festival, and our parade attendance was up by an estimated 30 percent.” – Gary Frey, CarmelFest chairman

“By advertising in Current, I have gained brand recognition in an industry that offers several different products. It’s well worth the investment. It gets me opportunities to talk to people I otherwise ordinarily wouldn’t get.” – Scott M. Wharton, owner, Wharton Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.

“I don’t need to advertise anywhere else. Current in Carmel is building my Carmel practice all by itself.” – Dr. John Lowe, D.D.S., Contemporary Dental Concepts

“To my knowledge, Miracle Restaurant Group’s Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Carmel set an opening-week record for sales for stores in what we call new markets. … Current in Carmel is, of course, among the top on our list of entities that made it happen.” – Carl Whitmire, marketing director, Miracle Restaurant Group

Company Name

Contact Name


Email Address

Phone Number




NEWSPAPER (select any that apply)
 Carmel (30,876 circulation) Fishers (29,235 circulation) Noblesville (27,250 circulation) Westfield (10,761 circulation) Zionsville (10,101)

I NEED INFORMATION ON (select any that apply)
 Carmel Business Leader (4,024 circulation) Hendricks County Business Leader (4,790 circulation) Johnson County Business Leader (4,513 circulation) Hendricks County ICON (31,200 circulation) The Southside Times (18,500 circulation)

Tell us about what you envision your ad to be, what you want to accomplish and by when. (100-word limit. You will receive a response within one business day of receipt.)


File Size

  • Files should be created at 100% of the ad size
  • PDF’s must have fonts embedded.


  • 300 dpi saved as a TIF or an EPS
  • 72 dpi (images pulled from the web) are NOT acceptable
  • Include all linked images files and embedded images as separate files on your disk.
  • Images should not be rotated in page layout. Rotate in Photoshop prior to placing them.
  • If your file is RGB, convert it to CMYK


  • Adobe InDesign, CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop, CS4 or earlier
  • Adobe Illustrator, CS4 or earlier
  • PDF (editable/not flattened)

Please note: Files created and sent in Microsoft Publisher or Corel Draw will not be accepted.


  • Black-and-white images should be saved as grayscale
  • Ads should be submitted using CMYK colors, unless a spot color is ordered or the ad is black and white


  • All fonts, including printer and screen, must be included. If using Illustrator, please also convert your fonts to outlines (paths) in your layout

Accepted Media

  • CD
  • PDFs may be emailed (5MB size limit)
  • Vector layouts with out-placed images may be emailed (5MB size limit)
  • When submitting work, please include agency/artist contact information should technical difficulties arise. If you wish your media be returned, please allow time for processing, the media will be returned as soon as production is complete.


  • You may submit artwork directly, via e-mail, to and
  • Please include all pertinent information with your attachments. For example, your sales representative’s name, your phone number, the ad size, specifics we need to know about your ad, etc.
  • If you have other questions prior to e-mailing the file, please contact your account representative.