Programme Printing

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Programme Printing

The right programme (or program) helps set the tone for everything to come. Whether you’re organising a festival, charity event, wedding ceremony, sports presentation evening or corporate event, our experts will help you create the perfect booklet, with our professional programme printing services.

Programme printing options

These professionally printed programmes are available in A4 or A5, in either portrait or landscape format as standard, but other sizes are available upon request. Print in full colour or black and white, and with a variety of paper stocks and finishes to choose from, your programmes can be printed to your exact specifications.

Our custom printed programmes are available with a range of page numbers (between 8 and 40), as standard, however we can create bespoke programmes to your exact requirements.

Printed on 130gsm silk paper on the inner pages, with a 300gsm cover as standard, but other paper weights and stocks are available (please see Specifications tab).

Create your own printed programme design using our free, downloadable programme templates or take advantage of our in house design services.

Alternative printed programme uses

When we think of glossy brochures we tend to think of event programme or show programme printing – but there are many alternative uses for programme printing, including:

  • Theatre programmes
  • Football match programmes
  • Brochures
  • Informational packets
  • Orders of service… and much more

Print your custom programmes with QR codes to allow visitors and audience members to easily link to online adverts, resources or points of sale and increase purchase power.

As experienced programme printers, we can create almost any design imaginable. And our custom printed programmes come with fast, free delivery and quick order turnaround.

Should you have any questions regarding a printed programme UK order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.


A5: 148mm x 210mm
A4: 210mm x 297mm
Portrait or Landscape

Page count
The Cover is 4 pages, pages are printed on both sides
Additional pages can be added to the specified counts above*

Printed in 4 colour CMYK throughout
Other options*

  • 5 Colour
  • Pantone colours
  • Black throughout

Programmes are printed on 130gsm silk text pages with the cover on 300gsm silk

Upgrade cover to a heavier weight paper of 350gsm*

Inside Pages
Inner paper weight can be reduced down to 90gsm or increased to up to 250gsm*

Paper Range
We also print on Uncoated, Matt coated and Gloss (at no extra cost)
Recycled, Bright white and Designer papers*

Folded, saddle stitched (stapled) and trimmed

C5 and C4 sized envelopes can be supplied if required, plain or printed*

Optional Upgrades
Items below and those marked with * above will result in a change in price if you choose them.

  • Oversize A5 and A4
  • Gloss, Matt, Silk or Soft Touch Lamination
  • Spot Gloss UV varnish
  • Silver, Gold or Coloured Foiling
  • Embossing or De-bossing
  • Die Cutting
  • Perforating
  • Fold out 6 page Cover
  • 1st and 2nd Class Mailing


What sizes are available?

Better Printing offers printed programmes in A5 (148mm by 210mm) and A4 (210mm by 297mm) sizes. Please note that these measurements refer to the size of the programme when closed.

Bespoke programme sizes are also available – so If you have a different size in mind, call us on 023 8087 8037 to discuss your requirements.

How are programmes bound?

Our standard programmes are bound together via saddle-stitching. This method assembles brochure pages by first nesting several folded double-leaf spreads on top of each other (starting with the middlemost pages and finishing with the outer cover leaf).

The brochure pages are then stitched together by threading lengths of metal wire (similar to staples) through all pages along the central crease line.

Better Printing can also provide programmes with other binding methods, including perfect binding – call us to discuss your requirements!

How many pages can my programmes have?

You can view our page count options in the table below. Each paper sheet (or ‘leaf’) of your brochure will have two printed pages (pp); one on each side of the paper. Book covers consist of four pages, and are included in addition to the page counts listed in the table below.

If you need a higher page count than the options listed here, simply call us on 023 8087 8037 to discuss your requirements.

Will my programmes be printed via litho printing or digital printing methods?

The right print method will depend on a number of factors; including the product type, quantity and turnaround time you require.

Better Printing can produce your order on either litho or digital, with both available in-house. Our sales team can recommend the most cost-effective solution for your needs and will confirm your preferred method before going to print.

What materials are these products printed on?

Please see the Specification tab for more information on this product’s standard material specification. Alternative stocks and grades can be supplied for most products to help you customise your order – simply get in touch to discuss your print requirements.

How do I select portrait or landscape?

All brochures and booklets are produced in portrait orientation (with the spine located on the longer edge of the booklet) by default. Alternatively, you can specify landscape orientation for your brochures if needed at the checkout stage.

What imposition or page order format should I use for my artwork?

We recommend supplying artwork as single pages in the same order as you want them to appear in the finished programme. Please avoid supplying your artwork in printer’s pairs or double page spreads, as this may extend production times of your print order.

How do I get in touch?

Should you have any questions regarding event program printing, don’t hesitate to contact us or call on 023 8087 8037.

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