Sanitary Maintenance Magazine

The #1 Trusted Information Source for Jan/San Distributors

  • 13,000 Distributor
    Print Subscribers
  • 37,825 Total Readership*
  • 77% Take purchasing action after seeing an ad in Sanitary Maintenance
  • Readers spend an average of 42 minutes with each issue
  • 8 issues in 2024

*Includes pass along readership (Signet Readership Study 2023)

Sanitary Maintenance Reaches Leading Jan/San Distributors, including:

  • Brady Industries ‐ President
  • Brame Specialty Co. Inc. ‐ Owner
  • Cavalier Inc. ‐ Owner
  • Dalco ‐ President
  • Daycon Products Co. Inc. ‐ Vice President Sales, Chairman, CFO
  • Ebp Supply Solutions ‐ President
  • Hercules & Hercules Inc. ‐ President
  • Hill & Markes Inc. ‐ VP of Purchasing
  • Hp Products ‐ CEO
  • Imperial Bag & Paper ‐ CEO
  • Massco ‐ President
  • Nassco Inc. ‐ Owner, President, CEO
  • Penn Jersey Paper Co. ‐ President CEO
  • Philip Rosenau Co. ‐ President
  • Royal Corp ‐ Owner
  • S. Freedman & Sons Inc. ‐ CEO
  • Sikes Paper Company ‐ President
  • Waxie ‐ President

Sanitary Maintenance Audience Profile

Sanitary Maintenance is a B2B multi‐channel brand serving executives from distributor firms active in the sanitary supply marketplace including janitorial, paper, food service, industrial and wholesale.

The Sanitary Maintenance audience includes owners, presidents/CEOs, corporate officers, general managers, sales managers, office managers, and purchasing agents.

This audience of engaged executives depend on Sanitary Maintenance to stay on top of industry trends, best practices, and timely reporting.

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Sanitary Maintenance Annual Buyer's Guide

The only annual printed guide in the commercial cleaning industry.

99%  Say the Buyer's Guide is easy to use
76%  Use it when researching new products to carry
57%  Prefer a printed guide over a digital guide
42%  Use it every month

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BONUS! Digital upgrades for Buyer's Guide feature listings

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Special Opportunities

CEO's on Sustainability (April 2024) ‐ Green and sustainable initiatives have seen a resurgence in post‐pandemic facilities. A growing number of end users and distributors alike are looking to partner with manufacturers who support minimizing the impact the cleaning industry has on the environment. This CEOs on Sustainability opportunity provides an outlet for jan/san manufacturers to share their sustainable story and explain what makes them the best partner.

CEO's on Healthy Buildings, Healthy Occupants (November/ December) ‐ Influenza, COVID‐19, and CRE are some of the countless bacteria and infections impacting facilities, while indoor air quality and ventilation are areas of concern for building occupants. These are just some of the concerns forcing a heavy emphasis on the importance of healthy buildings and healthy occupants. Looking for partners in the fight for cleaning for health, this CEO's on Healthy Buildings, Healthy Occupants gives jan/san manufacturers the opportunity to profile why partnering with them is the best option for end users and jan/san distributors.

2‐page spread featuring a full page ad, across from your full‐page CEO letter.

Sponsorship Opportunities

You have your choice of several unique ways to align your brand with the most trusted media products in the cleaning industry. Increase your brand's favorability and recognition among our targeted audiences by sponsoring an awards program, industry research study or industry survey. All of our sponsorship opportunities combine print and digital to give you maximum exposure to your key customers and prospects.

Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Awards

The 9th annual Distributor Choice Awards recognizes the favorite products as selected by Sanitary Maintenance readers. Selections are based on a variety of factors including best selling, most preferred, most recommended, most innovative etc.

SM Distributor Choice Awards Sponsorship Package includes:

Sanitary Maintenance End User Purchasing & Distributor Service Survey

This survey will outline end users' anticipated product purchases for the next 12 months, as well as how these organizations plan to buy them. The research will also drill down into which distributor services are most valuable, so coveted in fact that end users would be willing to pay for them or switch vendors to receive them.

SM End User Purchasing & Distributor Service Survey Sponsorship Package includes:

2024 Editorial Calendar

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Special Coverage

Product Coverage

Bonus Opportunity

Due Dates

January / February ‐ 2024 Sales Leaders Award Recognition ‐ Infection Prevention
‐ Towel & Tissue
‐ Buying Group Profile Ad Close: 1/12/2024
Materials Due: 1/19/2024
March ‐ Annual Buyer's Guide ‐ Chemicals
‐ Cleaning Tools
‐ Equipment
‐ Restroom Fixtures & Consumables
‐ Software & Specialty Products
‐ Advertisers receive listing upgrades
‐ Wholesaler Listing
‐ Buying Group Listing
Ad Close: 2/9/2024
Materials Due: 2/16/2024
April ‐ Promoting Sustainability & Green Initiatives ‐ Chemical Proportioners and Preportioned Chemicals
‐ Floor Equipment
‐ CEOs on Sustainability Ad Close: 3/12/2024
Materials Due: 3/19/2024
May / June ‐ Distributor Choice Award Winners ‐ Hand Hygiene
‐ Private Label Products
‐ Company Profile Ad Close: 5/13/2024
Materials Due: 5/20/2024
July / August ‐ Buying Group Membership
‐ International Look at Jan/San
‐ Ice Melt
‐ Carpet Equipment
‐ Distribution Software Profile Ad Close: 7/12/2024
Materials Due: 7/19/2024
September ‐ Survey: Sales Rep Compensation Study ‐ Batteries & Equipment Parts/Accessories
‐ Cleaners/Disinfectants
‐ Ice Melt Product Profile Ad Close: 8/12/2024
Materials Due: 8/19/2024
October ‐ ISSA Show Coverage ‐ Brooms, Brushes, Mops & Carts
‐ Odor Control
‐ Bonus Distribution At ISSA Show
‐ Advertisers receive a FREE Product Release in the Nov/Dec ISSA Product Showcase
Ad Close: 9/11/2024
Materials Due: 9/18/2024
November / December ‐ Mergers & Acquisitions
‐ ISSA Product Showcase
‐ Floor Care
‐ Restroom Care
‐ CEOs on Healthy Buildings, Healthy Occupants Ad Close: 10/14/2024
Materials Due: 10/21/2024

Included in Every Issue:

• Freetime: Gretchen Roufs shares how members of the industry spend their free time in this popular column.

• The Strategic Sell: Learn sales trends and rep training techniques from well-known jan/san sales experts.

• Face of the Industry: A round-up of the latest industry mergers, personnel announcements, awards and more.

• Products: A showcase of the latest product innovations.

Print Mechanical Specs

Ad Type



Bleed Page 8.125" 11"
Page 7" 10"
2/3 Page 4.5" 10"
1/2 Island 4.5" 7.5"
1/2 Vertical 3.375" 10"
1/2 Horizontal 7" 4.875"
1/3 Square 4.5" 4.875"
1/3 Vertical 2.125" 10"
1/3 Horizontal 7" 3.125"
1/4 Vertical 3.375" 4.875"
1/4 Horizontal 7" 2.375"
1/6 Vertical 2.125" 4.875"
1/6 Horizontal 7" 1.5"

Mechanical Specifications

Mechanical Notes:

Publication trim size: 7.875" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 8.125" x 11"
Live Area: 7" x 10"
Note: Pertinent matter on bleed advertisement must be kept at least 0.5 inch from image edge. Bleed trim is 0.125 inch.

2 Page Spread Bleed:

Publication trim size: 15.75" x 10.75"
Bleed Page: 16" x 11"
Trim variance is 1/8 inch
Line screen: 133
Output Resolution: 2540
Max Ink Density: 300%
4-color rotation (wet) is black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Printing: Web-offset
Binding: Perfect bound
Note: Live matter must be kept 0.5 inch away from untrimmed edge and 0.25 inch away from each side of the gutter.

Mechanical Requirements for Inserts:

Contact production manager for insert specifications (size, stock, binding, shipping). Sample of insert must be submitted to publisher for mechanical clearance and pricing.

Sending Your Ad:

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For Questions:

Client Services
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414.228.7701 ext. 561

Preferred File Types:

4-color process (CMYK) ads: PDF/X-1a:2001 or TIFF (TIF)

2-color (3 process colors) ads: EPS or DCS2 (Photoshop eps)

Grayscale or B/W (Process Black) ads: EPS or TIFF (TIF) for

*Note: We are unable to process Microsoft Publisher files

Because your best presentation is important to us, we have written this 10 STEP GUIDE to help you obtain maximum quality prior to us submitting your ad to the printer.

  1. All fonts must be embedded, converted to outline or rasterized. See non-supported fonts.
  2. Photos and artwork should be at least 300 dpi. Lineart (ie: logos) should be 1200 dpi bitmap or a Vector image. We cannot submit any photos or artwork, to the printer, with less than 266 dpi.
  3. All color must be set up in either spot color or CMYK (process color). All RGB colors will be converted and will not appear in print as it did on-screen.
  4. All black type must be black only, not Rich Black or Registration.
  5. All color photos must be converted to CMYK with a total ink limit of 300%. Click here for the quickest way to alter ink density levels.
  6. All black and white photos must be converted to grayscale with a 20-25% dot gain.
  7. Documents should be set up to the correct final ad size.
  8. Any bleeds need to be set at 0.125" on all sides ‐ no printer's marks or slugs.
  9. Transparencies must be flattened. Layer/effects, Flattener Presets must be set to "high resolution."
  10. It is recommended to use the Adobe PDF preset: "PDF/X-1a:2001" when creating your PDF file. This setting is an industry standard for printing (please deselect all printer mark defaults and, if applicable, include the bleed here).

File Naming:

Please consider these suggestions when naming your file:

Color Typography:

For optimum reproduction and clear and sharp copy, use sans serif fonts such as Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, Myriad or similar for small type. Reverse type reproduces best with large bold sans serif fonts. The same is true for color type. Thin serif fonts are difficult to read in color or reverse type. It is recommended that four color type and/or small four color reverse knock-outs be avoided. Black type that uses four color blends should never be used (Registration not allowed).


Black & white lasers are acceptable for grayscale ads.

Trade Press Media Group, Inc. pre-flights all files to the best of our ability. If we spot potential problems we will attempt to correct them or alert you to them. A proof for any textual/graphic changes made in our Creative Services Department will be submitted back to you for final approval. Due to the complexities of files and varied design techniques, we cannot be responsible for catching all trapping issues, typos or postscript errors.

Submitting Content:

Manufacturers are encouraged to submit the following content for consideration in print/online:

Product Announcements:

Every print issue features products and they will be archived on and appear in our Cleaning Insider eNewsletter following the issue. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit new product announcements throughout the year. Submissions will be selected for the magazine on the first of the month prior to publication. The number of products featured will be dependent on available space.

Product submissions should include a full description of the product, including specs, features and benefits. These free announcements are subject to editing for space and magazine style. Each announcement must also include an image of the product. Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square ‐ we are unable to extract print-quality images from Word documents. Please include both the product description and image attachment in the same email. Products submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing Indicate in which publication(s) you want your product to appear.

Company Announcements / News:

Manufacturers are encouraged to submit company announcements such as personnel changes, mergers, acquisitions, new websites, warehouse relocations, awards, etc. These announcements will be considered for feature on and the Cleaning Insider eNewsletter, and may be picked up for inclusion in print (space permitting). General industry tips, survey results, white papers and other industry announcements will also be considered.

To submit any of the above announcements, email There are no restrictions in length and photos are encouraged. (Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square.)

Case Studies:

Case studies are featured in each of our print publications, as well as on These submissions should follow a typical case study format ‐ state problem, provide solution and explain success. If submissions feature a distributor, they will be considered for Sanitary Maintenance magazine. Case studies about in-house departments may be profiled in Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine. And profiles of building service contractors will be considered for Contracting Profits magazine. Following print (no matter which publication it is featured in), each case study will be added to

Due to space, case studies should be 450-500 words long and include a separate headline. Submissions should also include a photo of the product in use, preferably at the facility being profiled (standalone product images will not be used). Images should be jpeg or tiff files at 300 dpi and at least 3 inches square. Please include both the case study text and image attachment in the same email. Case study submissions can be sent to your sales representative, or by emailing

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