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Information for advertisers in the Printed Catalogue

If you are interested in advertising in our 2019-2020 edition please contact Richard Fox at Bow House Limited or contact the relevant Buyer at County Supplies. For a printed or PDF copy of the rate card please contact Richard Fox at Bow House.


  • Advertisers need only make one booking to appear in both editions of the Catalogue of Goods and Services.
  • Advertisement space sales are operated on County Supplies' behalf by Bow House Limited. To book space or make enquiries, please e-mail Richard Fox, Sales and Marketing Manager at Bow House Limited.
  • Technical advice and support on file formats for advertisements is available, free of charge, from Bow House Limited.
  • Prices can be quoted by Bow House for designing and producing digital artwork.
  • Some advertisement layouts, which refer to contracted arrangements with County Supplies, may require space for customer information on how to place the order.

Technical details for advertisers

Page Dimensions

If you supply direct to the customer

If you supply into our warehouse

Full page

252 x 185mm (vertical)

272 x 185mm (vertical)

Half page (horizontal)

112 x 185mm

132 x 185mm

Half page (vertical)

252 x 90mm

272 x 90mm

Quarter page

112 x 90mm

132 x 90mm

If you are an agency producing artwork on behalf of the advertiser please check with your client which measurements should apply. Any artwork that is supplied at the wrong size will be rejected. Bleed pages are not acceptable.

Acceptable file formats


Mac format files are essential.


At least 300dpi.

Adobe InDesign

Fully made up, ‘Package’ pages. Text, tints, and high resolution images in position.

Adobe Illustrator

Images must be placed and in CMYK mode.

Other important information


You must stick to the sizes detailed above.


Bleed pages are not acceptable.


Convert all spot colours to process (check logos for spot colours). Black text must be 100% black rather than 4-colour.


At least 300 dpi TIFF or EPS files in CMYK format. (Compressed files are not acceptable). Please indicate if clipping paths have been used.


Must be PostScript and all fonts must be included with the artwork. TrueType fonts are NOT acceptable.

Further information


FSC certified paper.


8,500 copies


Purchasers and specifiers in education, adult services, fire and police services, local government, community and voluntary organisations.

Geographical coverage

Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Berkshire.

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