June 14th, 2011
Creating an award-winning yearbook is always easier when you have an entourage to back you up. How else can you have access to the best design software, binding options, and upgrades to help you create a book that is clean and consistent, with crisp images and graphics? Entourage Yearbooks, a yearbook company that is known for its quality products, explains how to bring your expertise of content, pages, color, covers, and bindings into your yearbook project.
Managing your book online is a great way to organize photos, keep track of deadlines, and stay in touch with your yearbook company. By creating categories for photos, you can involve as many yearbook committee members as you would like. Keep track of your progress by uploading your files to your own personal website. Add and arrange pages on your yearbook ladder. Preview an instant set of digital proofs. The best part is, you can create your yearbook in the design program of your choice: Adobe InDesign, custom yearbook software, and more.
Stumped on Ideas? Get Creative!
Contact your yearbook company to speak with a team of expert graphic designers and creative consultants. They are always up-to-date with the latest trends in yearbooks and are ready to be your resource for layouts, themes, and technical problems.
Design your Cover
Pick a cover style that fits your school. Decide whether you want a leatherette Classic cover or a customizable Signature cover. Do you prefer foil stamping and embossing, or your own photography and designs? Whatever you choose, know that you can pick a look for your yearbook that is as handsome as an encyclopedia, or as hip as a magazine.
Don’t Forget to Upgrade
If you’re still looking for more, it is a good idea to check out some yearbook upgrades. Think about adding foil stamps, printed end sheets, debossing, dust jackets, and other upgrades to your project. You can get all the traditional yearbook options (and more!) to help you to design on two scales: traditional and conservative; funky and contemporary. No matter the approach, these upgrades can add to your best yearbook cover yet.
Get an Entourage
Entourage Yearbooks publishes yearbooks of award-winning quality in 50 U.S. States, 19 Countries, and 7 Continents. They are known for their team of talented and cutting-edge consultants.
As Editor of our medical school yearbook, I found the quality of yearbook beyond reproach. Characteristics I have looked for include the printing color and quality, consistency between pages, the clarity and color of printed pages and cover, and the speed and reliability of production. Entourage has produced the best quality yearbook of all publishers we have had in the last four years!
-Mercer University School of Medicine
June 6th, 2011
Making a yearbook can be a tough commitment for schools on a budget. When it comes to money, the stresses of dealing with the unknown can be reason enough to shy away from a yearbook project.
Entourage Yearbooks understands this burden, and has therefore found a way for schools to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to starting a yearbook program. Rather than dealing with the burden yourself, why not let our yearbook company help take the weight off?
Entourage’s Yearbook Champion Program is a no-risk yearbook program that offers special pricing for schools on a budget. Since it can sometimes be tough to commit to selling a set number of yearbooks, Entourage offers a flat rate for Yearbook Champions. This means that whether you sell one book, 20 books, or even 100 books, you can secure a flat rate per book.
This yearbook program allows you to create a quality yearbook without having to run the risk of spending extra money on unused books. In this way, you can focus on meeting your yearbook requirements and deadlines, and leave the financial stresses behind.
For only $200, you can sign up and receive your yearbook software, along with access to your digital yearbook kit, webinars, personal yearbook website, and online sales.
In turn, your online yearbook will be stored for two years. This, along with your Yearbook as a Small Business guide, will allow for additional yearbook sales.
When starting your yearbook program with Entourage, your yearbook kit will include the exclusive Yearbook as a Small Business guide. This guide teaches you how to organize your yearbook staff in order to manage the planning, marketing, and sales of your yearbook. It teaches you how to reach out and keep your students excited about their yearbooks. This can be a big help when looking to raise money for next year’s yearbooks.
Your account manager is always here for you to assist with design and tech support, and any additional help you might need with your yearbook software. Whether it’s a financial concern, a design issue, or a simple unloading, never hesitate to contact your Account Manager for help.
Entourage Yearbooks works with elementary, middle, and high schools to create yearbook programs for schools of all sizes and financial backgrounds.
May 3rd, 2011
Entourage Yearbooks is a five-star yearbook company that prides itself on helping schools make the most of their yearbook experience with an array of services and software options.
In order to ensure an exciting and seamless yearbook process, it is important to work with a team who truly knows yearbooks–a team that can guide you from beginning to end while offering the best of modern technology and award-winning quality. And that’s what Entourage Yearbooks provides. The leading yearbook company is experienced and committed to helping you achieve your yearbook goals.
Here’s how Entourage Yearbooks stands out from the rest. The following is an interview with Kelly Dunford of Entourage Yearbooks.
A: Entourage Yearbooks helps thousands of schools achieve their visions in a fast and easy manner. By tapping into our use of modern technologies, YOU are in charge, and your entourage is here to back you up instantly.
Q: Why is a yearbook with Entourage different from a yearbook with another company?
A: Schools who work with Entourage will immediately be given an arsenal of software and online tools, along with a yearbook kit furnished with hundreds of templates, backgrounds, and fonts to help inspire your creative energies. The accompanying software options are easy to use for all age levels; they ensure that anyone can easily take an active role in producing the ideal yearbook.
Q: But what about schools who have never used a yearbook company without a local representative?
A: In addition to webinar tutorials, Entourage prides itself in providing amazing customer service. Through instant online tech support and online conferencing, Entourage can help you remedy any tasks that may appear overwhelming. By allowing a yearbook expert to virtually view and share your computer screen, Entourage can offer immediate design and tech support–much like sitting face to face, only faster.
Q: Describe the team at Entourage.
A: Apart from general design and tech support, Entourage’s expert staff is suited to assist schools with the production of award-winning books. Not only does Entourage offer a Creative Consultant who stays current with graphic design and yearbook trends; they provide a curriculum that follows the standards set by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This ensures the highest possible quality for yearbook publications.
Q: Are people satisfied with Entourage?
A: Absolutely. Not only does Entourage guarantee a high-quality product; they are here to help you feel comfortable and safe along the way. You can rest assured that the team at Entourage knows yearbooks. With over 2 million books delivered, Entourage has a firm grasp on how to be innovative and reliable when it comes to preserving memories.