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Please overnight the required contract-quality color proof to us. You may also send your ad materials to:
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Magazine Name/Issue Date
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Please contact the production manager at the Christianity Today offices (630.260.6200 x4315) for specifications. A sample or approved facsimile of an insert must be approved by the production manager before an insertion order is accepted. Please submit a sample with your order. A 10 percent surcharge will be added for inserts with a paper weight of more than 70 pounds.
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Tipped-in inserts not accompanied by a full-page ad will incur a 10 percent premium to allow for special position requirements. When inserts must be tipped-in to the magazine, there will be an additional production charge based on the print run. Please request the current tip-in charge from your account executive prior to placing an insertion order and printing the inserts.