Plastics Decorating



High-Tech Contract Decorating at Emerald Corporation

Show Preview
2012 SGIA Expo Show Preview

Ask the Expert
Plastics Surface Energy Wetting Test Methods

Scratch-resistant in One Step

Letter from the Chair
TopCon Rolls Through Indy
Digital Decorating Webinar Scheduled for August 28

Ultrasonic Welding: The Need for Speed Control

How to Close Sales that are Over the Budget


February 12-14
PLASTEC West, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA,

March 19
Plastics Crossroads Summit, Sheraton Hotel, Anaheim, CA,

March 20-21
PLASTEC South, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL,

April 8
AWA DecTec USA, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL,

April 22-24
SPE ANTEC® 2013, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH,

June 18-20
HBA, June 18-20, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY,

June 18-20
PLASTEC East, , Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA,



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Copyright 2010 Peterson Publications, Inc.

Plastics Decorating Magazine 
2150 SW Westport Dr., Suite 101 
Topeka, KS 66614 
(785) 271-5801Ā  Fax (785) 271-6404




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2013 Media Kit

2012 Media Kit

Advertising Dimensions
Trim Size 8 3/8 wide x 10 7/8 high
Full Page 7 1/2 wide x 10 1/2 high
Full Page Bleed
(Bleed Safety)
8 5/8 wide x 11 1/8 high
(7 1/2 wide x 10 1/2 high)
1/2 Page Horizontal 7 1/2 wide x 4 7/8 high
1/2 Page Vertical 3 3/4 wide x 10 1/2 high
1/4 Page Horizontal 7 1/2 wide x 2 1/2 high
1/4 Page Vertical 3 3/4 wide x 4 7/8 high
Web Banner 468 pixels wide x 60 pixels high

Beyond the actual printed pages of the magazine, Plastics Decorating offers the opportunity to connect with customers and prospects through Plastics Decorating ENews. The enews is distributed to over 5,000 plastics decorating/assembly professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally each month.

Plastics Decorating ENews Marketing Opportunities

The monthly enews is filled with the most up-todate information on business issues and ideas for today’s plastics decorating/assembly operations. This vehicle offers advertisers numerous choices to get in front of a worldwide audience and drive traffic to their websites:

Leaderboard Ad
Located directly under the enews masthead, this prime advertising opportunity provides advertisers instant, maximum exposure with direct web links to their websites. (One Leaderboard ad available per monthly issue.)

Skyscraper Ad
Located at the top of the enews in the left-hand column, this prime-positioned advertising opportunity provides advertisers immediate, forefront exposure with direct links to their websites. (One Skyscraper ad available per monthly issue).

Prime Position Text Banner
Located after the first enews story, this unique advertising forum includes a 125x125 pixel photograph or logo, 25 - 30 words of text and a direct link to desired URL. (One Prime Position Text Banner is available per monthly issue).

Standard Text Banner
Located between the remaining enews stories, standard text banners include a 125x125 pixel photograph or logo, 25 - 30 words of text and a direct link to the desired URL. (Two Standard Text Banners are available per monthly issue).



Editorial Schedule


• 2012 Buyers Guide Issue (FREE listing with display advertising)
• Special Focus on Green Pad Printing Technologies
• Technology Feature on Coating and Painting
• Product Highlight on Pad Printing Equipment/Supplies
• Assembly Update on New RF Welding Technology

Closing Date: January 5
Materials Due: January 19
Publication Date: February 1

Bonus Distribution
HBA Global Expo


• Special Focus on In-Line v. Off-Line Decoration
• Product Highlight on Hot Stamping/Heat Transfer Equipment/Supplies
• Assembly Update on Proper Maintenance for Assembly Equipment
• Technology Feature on Rotational Molding and In-Mold Decorating
• Ask the Expert on Hot Stamping and Heat Transfers

Closing Date: April 6
Materials Due: April 20
Publication Date: May 1

Bonus Distribution
HBA Global Expo


• Show Preview SGIA 2011
• Special Focus on Screen Printing Efficiencies
• Technology Feature on Digital Inkjet and Three-Dimensional Parts
• Assembly Update on Heat Stake Technology
• Product Highlight on Screen and Offset Printing Equipment/Supplies
• Ask the Expert on Pad Printing

Closing Date: July 6
Materials Due: July 20
Publication Date: August 1

Bonus Distribution

October/November 2010

• Special Report on In-Mold Decorating and Labeling
• Technology Feature on Surface Treatment and Modification
• Product Highlight on In-Mold Decorating Equipment/Supplies
• Ask the Expert on Laser Marking Trends
• Assembly Update on Robotics for Plastic Welding

Closing Date: October 5
Materials Due: October 19
Publication Date: November 1

Bonus Distribution

Download a 2012 media kit here. (PDF)


Plastics Decorating is distributed to 10,000 plastics businesses involved in the decorating and/or marking of plastic parts and products. The magazine is distributed to corporate management as well as to plant managers and production managers involved in the plastics decorating process.

The readership includes:

  • Automobile Parts Manufacturers
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturers
  • Cosmetics Manufacturers
  • Plastic Product Manufacturers (involved in decorating)
  • Toy Manufacturers
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Credit Card Manufacturing
  • Fishing Tackle Manufacturing
  • Signs & Advertising Specialty Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bag Manufacturing
  • Venetian/Window Blind Manufacturing
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