Ad & Artwork Guidelines

Artwork must be sent at 300 dpi.

No artwork from the web.

Color ads must be in CMYK format.

Black text must be solid black, not rich black.

We accept JPEG, PSD, AI, TIFF and PDF file formats.


If artwork is created in Illustrator, fonts must be converted to outlines.

Camera-ready artwork must be submitted by 12 noon, day of deadline. 

Mustang News is printed on a web offset press located on campus in the Cal Poly Graphic Arts building. Dark backgrounds and small fonts are not recommended.

Deadline Schedule

Monday Edition 

Ad space deadline
Thursday 5 p.m.

Artwork Deadline
Friday 12 noon

Thursday Edition 

Ad space deadline
Tuesday 5 p.m.

Artwork Deadline
Wednesday 12 noon


Special Sections

See our calendar for special sections run dates.
To view previous special sections, click here.

Ad Space Deadline
Varies by edition

Artwork Deadline
One week prior to print date