Media Kit and BPA Report

As the number-one publication in the gear industry, Gear Solutions has continuously strived to be the primary source of information and technical knowledge in the gear manufacturing industry for 14 years. For each issue, we scour the latest news and focus on bringing articles that are relevant, necessary, and vital to the success of our readers. We boast about the results from BPA Worldwide audits and take considerable efforts to understand and utilize our reader survey information, because we know there is always room for growth.

Gear Solutions is a monthly B2B magazine containing technical articles, company profiles, Q&As, features, columns, product information, and industry news. Editorial content – generated by the Gear Solutions knowledgeable editorial staff as well as industry and academic experts – emphasizes emerging technologies, processes, materials, and R&D. Gear Solutions is targeted toward decision-makers who actively seek timely, accurate information about products, applications, research, and materials used in manufacturing gears.

Magazine Print Advertising Rates/Specs


  12X 6X 3X 1X
Full Page $1,880 2000 2190 2500
1/2 Island 1460 1525 1740 1840
1/2 page 1345 1460 1560 1690
1/3 page 775 850 925 1050
1/4 Page 625 685 735 890
1/9 Page 375 400 425 475
Listing (Per Line) 10 n/a n/a 15
Priority (pgs 1-5) 2725 -- -- --
Cover 2 (Inside Front) 3225 -- -- --
Cover 3 (Inside Back) 2975 -- -- --
Cover 4 (Back Cover) 3500 -- -- --

*All posted rates non-commissionable. $800 charge for color on Full Page. Ad rates subject to surcharge for ad build.

Ad Dimensions

Full Page 8.375" x 10.875" 8.625" x 11.125"
1/2 Page Island 4.94" x 7.45" n/a
1/2 Page Horizontal 7.475" x 4.925" n/a
1/2 Page Vertical 3.675" x 9.975" n/a
1/3Page Square 4.94" x 4.925" n/a
1/3 Page Vertical 2.4" x 9.975" n/a
1/4 Page 3.675" x 4.925" n/a
1/9 Page 2.4075" x 3.24" n/a
Website Advertising Rates
Storefront Community $350/year
Mini Button (190 x 45 pixels) $150/month
Industry Advantage (190 x 230 pixels) $500/month
Art Submission Guidelines


Proper output of your ad materials can only be ensured if you submit your artwork as a hi-resolution PDF.

We accept artwork in the following media types:

  • FTP
  • Electronic Transfer via email


A color proof must be included with your artwork to ensure proper output. We are not responsible for errors when no proof is supplied. For electronically transferred artwork, we can only insure proper reproduction if the above standards are met.


We accept photos/images as follows:

    (CMYK format, 266 dpi minimum)

Electronic Transfer via Email

  • Send emailed artwork to:
  • FTP upload here
  • Scan all artwork for viruses before emailing. You may be liable for any damages to computer equipment caused by a sent virus.
  • Folders/sets of related files should be compressed into Stuffit (.sit) or Zip (.zip) format before emailing.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Ads intended to bleed must include at least 1/8" bleed around all edges of ad.
  • Fonts, images/scans, logos/artwork must be embedded in all EPS or Hi-Res PDF files.
  • All images/scans, logos/artwork must be in CMYK mode

All sent artwork (including email) must include the following:

  • Magazine Title
  • Issue Date
  • Advertiser's Name
  • Contact Information (name, phone, email, fax if applicable)
  • List of contents (IMPORTANT)


Each edition of the magazine will be perfect bound.