Community Ads and Sponsorship Ads

Paged Out! zine has two kinds of advertisements:

  1. Free Community Ads for free projects / tutorials / tools / etc.
  2. And paid Sponsorship Ads for everything else.
This page addresses both kinds and provides technical details on how to prepare the ads, and where to submit them.

Ads Deadline For Issue #3: May 15, 2020

Ad types

In Paged Out! we reserve 1 page worth of ads for every 10 articles (so in case an issue has 50 articles, expect 5 pages of ads at most). At minimum 1 ad page in each issue will be dedicated to Community Ads - more if there are not enough Sponsorship Ads to fill the reserved advertisement space.

Important: All ads will be reviewed by our internal ethics committee.

  • As a general rule we will not accept ads related to:
    • cryptocurrency and blockchain,
    • selling or buying malware,
    • selling or buying 0-days.
  • We also reserve the right to deny publishing any advertisement in case we deem the advertised topic to be illegal, unethical, shady, or borderline / gray-area.

Sponsorship Ads

Sponsorship Ads can come in two formats - half-page ads (750 CHF) and full-page ads (1500 CHF) - and can showcase commercial products, tools, companies, services, etc.

The income from these ads directly supports the Paged Out! project and article authors (as per the Standard Author's Agreement). Thanks :)

Please contact directly if interested.

Community Ads

Community Ads are always half-page ads and are published in the zine completely free of charge. The idea is to use the unused advertisement space to spread the word about cool free projects, tutorials, tools, etc.

If you're interested in publishing a Community Ad please:

  1. Prepare the advertisement as described in the next section.
  2. E-mail it to us at (and explicitly write it's a Community Ad).

Note: Community Ads are reserved only for completely free-of-charge projects (in a full-featured version!). In case you offer paid courses, free-but-limited/pay-for-all-features tools, etc please consider supporting us with a Sponsorship Ad - thanks! If you're unsure whether your project qualifies for a free ad, send us an e-mail to the above address with a description of your project.

In case we receive more Community Ads than we have space, we'll have to somehow select the ones to actually publish (that means we'll reject some - sorry!). We don't have any specific criteria we'll use, but we'll probably focus on how interesting/cool the advertised topic is. We will also prefer ads in English as they have a chance to be interesting for a larger audience (however if there is ad space left we don't mind publishing ads in other languages as long as we're able to vet them). We'll make the final selection a few days before the issue is published.

Technical details

At this moment we accept ads in two export formats:

  • PDF (300 PPI for bitmaps) - use this format if you want clickable links (please keep the links simple - no embedded scripts allowed),
  • PNG (300 PPI).

The ads themselves can also come in two sizes: full-page ads (Sponsorship Ads only) are the same size as articles, and half-page ads (Community / Sponsorship Ads) are the same width, but slightly less than half the height of an article.

Full-Page Ads

Full-page ads are the same size as an article - that means they are NOT the size of a full A4/US Letter page, but allow for margins and Paged Out! header/footer.

The actual size (see also the diagram below):

  • 182mm x 252mm
  • 7.17" x 9.92"
  • 2150px x 2976px (assuming 300 DPI)

Full-Page Ads layout diagram

Half-Page Ads

Half-page ads are the same width as an article (i.e. same width as a full-page ad), but slightly less than half of its height. One advertisement page contains two half-page ads, with a 20mm separator in-between.

The actual size (see also the diagram below):

  • 182mm x 116mm
  • 7.17" x 4.56"
  • 2150px x 1367px (assuming 300 DPI)

Half-Page Ads layout diagram

In case of questions...

...please don't hesitate to contact us at