|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|
Beauty, Child, Scholarship, Bathing Suit Pageants
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.
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.
Need Design Help?
Upload Program Pages in This Order
To set up & upload an 8 page document on our site:
-Set up numbered pages as single pages.
- In the image above, Page 1 is the Front Cover.
- The Inside Front Cover is Page 2.
- The inside pages continue in order, Pages 3, 4, 5 & 6.
- The second to last page is the Inside Back Cover, Page 7.
- The last page is the Back Cover, Page 8.
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.
- Advertising Pages Spread Out.
- Ad Sponsoring Contestants
- Special Thanks Page
- Autograph Page
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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 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.
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.
All borders need to be 3/16" within the Trim Line as well as 1/8" extending out over the bleed line (Blue Frame).
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.