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Personalized Event Folders – Print Your Own Custom Labels

In a rush? No time for custom imprinting? Print your own custom labels for instant folder personalization.

Photo event folders personalized with custom labels | Studio Style

Did your event sneak up on you? No time for custom photo event folders? What’s an event planner to do?!?! We have the answer: custom labels.

While our professional foil imprinting services are by far the best complement to our folders, we understand that sometimes you need folders in a hurry. When photographers and event planners come to us with a last-minute project, foil imprinting is usually no longer an option. In these cases, we suggest ordering our blank portrait folders or standard event photo folders. Then print off some labels at home or at the office, stick them on the cover, et voilá! Personalized photo folder frames, just in time for your event.

Although we do not sell self-adhesive labels, they can be purchased at any store that sells office supplies. Print your logo, artwork, or event name onto the labels according to package instructions, then just peel and stick your custom labels to our portrait folders. While it might not have the same classy look as a foil stamped portrait folder, it gets the job done. In the end, a custom photo folder is about event or company branding.

Custom labels work with any of our blank photo folders, including our portrait folders and economy photo folders. Not sure what you want? Browse all photo folders. While printing your own custom labels is no substitute for the beauty of foil hot-stamped imprinting, it is an easy personalization solution when faced with a tight event deadline.

But hey, there’s always next year! Our standard production time on custom imprinted photo presentation folders is generally 7-10 business days. Please allow a few days for proofing your artwork or design, plus time for shipping. We see many customers begin the ordering process a month before their event. We usually start making custom Christmas foil stamped photo folders before Halloween!

With a little creativity (and a lot of peeling and sticking), custom labels really can turn a blank photo folder into a one-of-a-kind branded photo souvenir.

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Fishing Derby Tournament

Ideas and tips for planning a successful fishing derby this summer season.

A fishing derby is a fun event for kids & families to get out and enjoy the weather during the lazy summer months. With a little research and planning, you can create an event that reels them in year after year.

  • Location
    Choose a waterfront that has plenty of open space for participants, spectators, and volunteers. A small stocked pond or lake is best for fishing derbies geared for kids-only events, while rivers and larger lakes may be a better option for adult amateur fishermen. Get permission from parks and recreation or the owner of the land to have the event there. In most cases you will need to apply for a special permit or insurance. Do your research on the rules and regulations and contact your state’s department of natural resources for info on fishing licenses, tags, and permits prior to arranging your event.
  • Timing
    Before choosing your date, make sure that there are no other conflicting events going on in the area the same weekend. If there happens to be a county fair or town festival, see if you can make your fishing derby part of that larger event. The beginning of June is National Fishing Week and a great time to host a fishing-related event!
  • Promotion
    Create a website to promote your event. If you are not able to create a site, submit your event to other websites as well as the local chamber of commerce and park districts, asking them to add it to their community calendars. Add your event to sports registration sites like Active.com or SignMeUp.com. Create an ad in the local paper, hang signs, banners, etc. If you have sponsors, ask for them to promote your event on their website and communications. Create a Facebook group or event page. Include photos of last year’s fishing derby, start/end date, award categories, location, cost, registration details and all other details (what to wear, bring, expectations). Be as detailed as possible in your promotional materials and get the word out!
  • Rentals
    Chairs and tables will need to be rented or borrowed. A tent is also a good idea to provide shade for volunteer workers or participants. If you choose a location that does not have rest rooms, you may need to rent portable toilets.
  • Food
    Arrange for plenty of water, or other beverages, and snacks. Find a sponsor to donate these items. You can either do a buffet style food table, or pre-pack individual lunch bags.
  • Awards & Raffles
    Offering awards is a terrific way to reward participants. Try to offer awards in different age groups or categories. Awards for heaviest fish or smallest fish add an element of fun and competition. Order trophies, ribbons or plaques with the event name, date, and location. You may also want to give away a participant ribbon for everyone who signs up, especially for kid’s fishing derbies. In addition, raffle and door prizes are a fun addition to any event, and anyone can win!
  • Photography
    Don’t forget the photos! Hiring a professional photographer is a great way to get quality photographs of your fishing derby. If you cannot afford to hire a professional, find a volunteer or hobbyist photographer.

    Fishing Derby Photo Frame
    Event photography can make your fishing derby memorable.

    Photo souvenirs are great keepsake items for participants. Customize an inexpensive paper photo folder or cardboard frame to giveaway. In addition, these photos are also great marketing tools to promote your event next year! Take candid shots of the fishermen in action, as well as posed shots with their catch. For kid’s events, have a volunteer dress up in costume as a fish or other fun character.

  • Extras
    Make sure to supply live bait or fishing lures. You may also want to have back-up poles and other essentials just in case. Music can add to a fun atmosphere, as well as balloons and decorations. Goodie bags and additional giveaway promos are added extras that can make your event stand apart. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation offers a free Take Me Fishing™ Event Planning Kit.

The key to a successful fishing derby is generating repeat participants and growth. If you plan it right, families will want to come back year after year and make it an annual event that they look forward to participating in. You may want to take it a step further and use your event’s popularity and exposure to raise money for a local charity. Each fishing derby is as unique as it’s director and volunteers. With a strong team and creative vision, your fishing derby can be a memorable community event.

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