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Pageant Program

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 Based on 12 Reviews
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The quality is amazing!!!!!
2 months ago
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Quality, service and such was incredible. I was a tad concerned when the proof email said everything was low res, though in PDF form, but because of our tight time line had no choice but to let it go to print. Myself and many others have the belief if what we got was with low res, high res would be outrageous in clarity and quality. Thank you for making my first conference's programs beautiful.
3 months ago
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The programs were AMAZING! They got my job finished so quickly - even faster than they had to! Love this company.
4 months ago
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Excellent printing and I received my order in 6 days.
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Great looking programs, Staff was very helpful and answered all my questions. Company was very easy to work with.
7 months ago
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Staff not returning your call to answer a question about an order that had been received is very unprofessional.
9 months ago
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I ordered a conference program. The instructions were easy to follow, the turnaround was quick, and the quality was as promised, and very good. Am very happy to have found this company.
9 months ago
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Recently printed our second annual concert program (booklet) and have been very pleased and impressed both times. Supporters, advertisers, concert go-ers, and venue owners have raved about the quality and look. As a designer, the colors come out great and I can't say enough. Great job PrintingCenterUSA!!
11 months ago
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Completely amazed at true turn around times. Everything was perfect. We will be using again and will recommend to every sport booster club around!
one year ago
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Professional, fast, and exceptional customer service!!!
one year ago
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This company was AMAZING to work with! VERY patient and responsive. The end product (a sports event program) went above and beyond our expectations and was received well by our athletes, families, and fans. Would highly recommend using printingcenterusa.com!!!!
one year ago
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They were great to work with!! I was in a time crunch and they helped me to get my fabulous product in time. I ordered a program for an event and got so many compliments on the quality of the product. It was perfect! I will definitely be ordering again! Thank you!!
Color: 4/4, Full Color | Size: 8.5 x 11 and 5.5 x 8.5 | Print: 8 to 96 pages
Paper: 100# Gloss or Matte Text | 80# Gloss or Matte Cover
Pageant Program Booklet Printing:

Beauty, Child, Scholarship, Bathing Suit Pageants

Tell Your Story With Photos

Tell your pageant’s story with vivid color photos and information on all the contestants Family, friends and attendees purchase the program booklets to learn more about the pageant, contestants and follow the program. Our youth doesn’t last forever. These programs can become souvenirs to keep the memories alive that made families and fans proud and will treasure for years to come

  • High quality photos are important.
  • A good resolution for printing photos is 300 dpi (dots per inch). Anything below will print pixelated. Most images displayed on a monitor has a resolution between 72 dpi and 96 dpi, which means it may look great on your monitor but will not look great when printed.
  • Hire a professional photographer or take your own digital pictures.
  • Set a deadline for pictures being submitted and specifications for 300 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Plan your picture day far enough in advance so it is convenient of all participants and doesn’t interfere with the production of the book.
  • Showcase a picture or collage of photos on the cover of your program best describing your pageant.
Advertising Revenue Ideas:

If you choose to sell advertisements in your program, you can add a nice profit to your bottom line! Advertising can be sold to business’ to cover the cost of the program and make extra money.

  • Pictures ads of the students are purchased by the families, friends and business to show support, enthusiasm, congratulations and express best wishes for the student.
  • Different size ads can be sold to sponsor (full page, half page, quarter page, and business card size page, 8 on individual page).
  • Advertisers could put couplons and.or specials on their ads to entice people to buy their products or services.
  • Ask local businesses for help with funds in return for free product placement within the program.
  • SInclude a sponsors page with a list of everyone who has contributed funds.
  • Keep of record of past sponsors to contact for next year’s program.
  • Keep left over and previous programs for people to see and buy.
  • Consider charging for your program to earn more funds for your company or studio.
  • Print posters to advertise your recital.
  • Print and sell Calendars and Coloring Books to your audience.
How to Make a Recital Saddle-Stitch Book

A single folded sheet of paper gives you 4 numbered pages. Page counts have to be divisible by 4. (8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and so on) and require a minimum of 8 numbered pages (2 sheets folded in half).

wall calendars
How Do I Arrange the Page Count?

The front cover starts at page 1. The inside front cover is page two. The inside pages continue like diagram above for pages 3, 4, 5, and 6. The inside back cover will be page 7 and the outside back cover will be page 8, depending on the page count. So if we did an 8 page booklet, it would be like the 8 page sample shown above which includes the cover. Covers can be printed on cover weight paper or you can use the same weight as the interior pages which is called a self cover.

Printed Pageant Programs are Essential

Show the contestants photos & bios, scholarships, awards, and prizes. An introduction, printed schedule and description of events including the order of activities and duration, pageant director message, listing and judges plus bios are also important. The reigning queen, past royalty and appearances of the previous winner, should also be included along with:

  • Letter from the Board
  • Board of Directors
  • Pageant Staff
  • Scholarship Rules
  • Pictures from previous years’ or other past events.
  • Workshops
  • Advertising Pages Spread Out.
  • Ad Sponsoring Contestants
  • Special Thanks Page
  • Farewell
  • Autograph Page
PAGEANT PROGRAM RESOURCES
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Our prices and times are based on you providing error free print ready files. Correcting file errors may cost extra money and time. TAKE A FEW MINUTES to CHECK your file with our handy checklist.

Adobe PDF Setting

Is The Easiest Way To Submit Files And Offers Less Chance For File Errors.(In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)

FILE CHECKLIST:

Bleed, Trim, and Safety:

There are three main elements to know when setting up a document with a bleed. They are the bleed line, trim line, and safety line.

Bleed Line: 1/8" (.125)

One important custom printing term to know is a bleed. Bleed refers to an extra 1/8" (.125) of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image bleeds off the edge of the paper.

Trim Line:

Trim line indicates where to trim the printed sheet or where the edge of the paper is to ensure that the edges of the printed document are printed correctly. Similar to register or crop marks. The trim line is the final document size.

Safety Line:

The safety line or inner margin is the area in which to keep all important elements (text, logo, and/or content) within to prevent them from trimming off. All important elements should be at least 1/8" (.125) inside the edge of the trim line. The cutting of your printed piece is done in large stacks and may vary from the top and the bottom of the stack.

Framed Border:

All borders need to be 3/16" within the Trim Line as well as 1/8" extending out over the bleed line (Blue Frame).

Fold Line:

Templates also include fold marks that indicate where the fold will be. It is best to line up your panels with the folding marks to ensure the fold being in the correct spot on the panel in final production.

 




Accepted Files: .pdf, .tiff, .jpeg .psd (photoshop), .ai (illustrator), .eps (illustrator or photoshop), .indd (InDesign)

The recommended file is a PDF file but we will accept high resolution (300dpi) .tiff, .jpeg or the original source file from the following programs Photoshop (.psd), Illustrator (.ai or .eps), and InDesign (.indd).

If working in a program not mentioned files must be exported as a PDF.

EXAMPLE: PDF conversion instructions
 

Recommended Image Resolution: 300 dpi

File and/or Image resolution should be set at 300 dpi to ensure that the final document is not pixelated (fuzzy) when printed.

Enlarging an image will lower the resolution while reducing an image will increase the resolution. Enlarging an image in a layout is NOT recommended. Images that are less than 300 dpi could reproduce poorly looking fuzzy or pixelated.

Images from the internet are not recommended, as most images are only 72 dpi.

An unfavorable image cannot be resaved as a different type of file. For example, you cannot place a gif file in Photoshop and resave it as an EPS file. This does not change the compatibility of the file. If you have to use low-resolution images we will print only after you consent to the quality.

 

Required Color Mode: CMYK

CMKY (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) is a color system called Full Color Printing. Most commercial printers use this process. RBG (red, green, and blue) is the color process that your computer monitor uses to display color. It is important to convert your file to the CMYK color process before printing as it may cause a color shift durning the transition and give you unexpected results. All files submitted that are not CMYK, will be converted over before printing. If your project is color sensitive, it is recommended that you request a hard copy proof to ensure the end result is to your specifications.

EXAMPLE: RBG displays digitally and CMYK for print.
 

Font and Transparency:

We recommend that all transparencies be flattened before file submission. We also ask that you set your fonts to outlines prior to file submission. Not flattening or outlining fonts can cause some items to fall off during file preparation for printing. Any files submitted without these things being done may result in items dropping out from your artwork during the conversion process needed to prepare your artwork for printing.

 
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