PROCESS Magazine Print Advertising

PROCESS is the official bi-monthly print publication of HSPA and boasts a readership of qualified decision-makers who are genuinely interested in learning about your healthcare equipment, products and services.

The magazine serves to educate Sterile Processing (SP) professionals with a broad range of articles and subject matter pertinent to the profession, including hot yopics, industry news, column articles tailored to SP leaders, technicians and educators, and lesson plans for HSPA’s four certifications (CRCST, CIS, CHL, and CER) to help readers sharpen their knowledge and skillsets and attain continuing education (CE) credits that can be applied to their annual renewal. With its broad readership base, PROCESS provides a golden opportunity for advertisers to reach their target audience—all in a professional, vibrant and colorful publication.

Base Rates and Premium Upgrades


All rates are net, non-commissionable.

Ad Type Rate
Double-Page Spread $5,190
Full Page $2,595
Half Page $1,695
Quarter Page $1,295
Back Cover +40% Full Page = $3,633
Inside Front Cover (Left) +30% Full Page = $3,374
Inside Front Cover (Right) +30% Full Page = $3,374
Opposite TOC 1 +30% Full Page = $3,374
Opposite TOC 2 +30% Full Page = $3,374
Inside Back Cover (Left) +25% Full Page = $3,244
Inside Back Cover (Right) +25% Full Page = $3,244
Preferred Full Page Placement +20% Full Page = $3,114
Half Page Article Embed +15% 1/2 Page  = $1,949
Quarter Page Article Embed +10% 1/4 Page  = $1,425


All advertisements that bleed must include an additional 1/8” (or 0.125”) bleed to all four sides. Please keep type and other ad elements that are not intended to bleed a 1/4” away from final trim line. The publication trim size is 8.5” x 10.875”, and the publication size with bleed included is 8.75” x 11.125”.

Double Page Spread

Double-Page Spread
(must include bleed)

Base measurement: 17"w x 10.875"h
Once the bleed is added, final measurement should be: 17.25"w x 11.125"h
Full Page Spread

Full Page
(may include bleed)

Base measurement without bleed: 8.5"w x 10.875"h
Once the bleed is added, final measurement should be: 8.75"w x 11.125"h
Half Page Spread

Half Page
(should not include bleed)

Horizontal ad measurement: 7.25"w x 4.5"h
Vertical ad measurement: 3.5"w x 9.625"h
Quarter Page Spread

Quarter Page
(should not include bleed)

Vertical ad measurement: 3.25"w x 4.5"h


Closing Dates

Note: HSPA does not publish a traditional editorial calendar.

Issue Insertion Order Due Artwork Due
January/February 2022 November 5, 2021 November 13, 2021
March/April 2022 December 29, 2021 January 8, 2022
May/June 2022 March 11, 2022 March 18, 2022
July/August 2022 April 29, 2022 May 6,  2022
September/October 2022 July 1, 2022 July 8, 2022
November/December 2022 September 2, 2022 September 9, 2022
January/February 2023 November 4, 2022 November 12, 2023

Terms & Conditions

File Requirements

All files and images must be high-resolution (300 dpi). All color must be CMYK and cannot be submitted with spot colors.  Images downloaded from websites will not be accepted. All artwork must be submitted in the correct size.

High-resolution PDF, flattened .tif or .jpg files are acceptable. High-resolution PDF, flattened .tif or .jpg files are acceptable formats. High-resolution PDFs, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop files are preferred. Do not include crop marks, registration marks or color bars when submitting PDFs. Illustrator files must have all fonts converted to outlines and all images must be embedded into the file.

Copy Regulations

Acceptance of advertising is subject to HSPA’s approval and with agreement by the advertiser to indemnify and protect from loss or expense resulting from claims or suits based upon content or subject matter of advertising. This includes suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. HSPA will not be liable for any damage or claim arising out of omission or delay in printing. HSPA reserves the right to revise or reject, at its discretion, any advertisement which it deems objectionable in text or illustration. No deliberate attempt to simulate the publication’s format is permitted; the publisher reserves the right to place the word “advertisement” on any submission that, in their opinion, resembles editorial matter.


Credits may be earned by increasing frequency during a contract year. Any advertiser that does not fulfill an insertion order will be subject to penalty fees of the maximum rate listed per size originally contracted. Payment required 30 days from date of invoice. Pre-payment required with first order for new customers. No cancellations accepted after closing date.

Insertion Order

To request an insertion order, please email Jeff Warren, HSPA's Director of Business Development

This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing (SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 40,000 members and certification holders rely on HSPA to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.