December 30th, 2009
Entourage Yearbooks is excited to introduce our exclusive new technology in Internet-based yearbook design software. The new yearbook software is a hybrid, online program that combines speed, ease of use, and versatile functionality for school yearbook committees.
This hybrid design software is the newest option from Entourage Yearbooks which offers the best of both worlds; Internet based design and sharing capability with all of the convenience and speed of installed software. Users benefit from advanced design and layout tools, immediate availability of local images, and the capability to collaborate online with anybody anywhere.
This yearbook design software lets users design their yearbook from scratch, or use templates, backgrounds and clip art for further customization.
Yearbook designers can use the online functionality of the program to save and store their pages online, giving other users immediate and constant access from anywhere with an Internet connection. For example, the yearbook advisor can easily keep track of how much progress is being made for each page as they are all saved and updated in the same place.
Although the Entourage yearbook software is extremely user friendly and easy to use, Entourage offers an entire ‘entourage’ of graphic artists and technical support wizards that guide yearbook committees through the entire process. Students can call Entourage directly, submit a request for a phone call through the Entourage interactive website or email support wizards for extra help.
To learn more bout Entourage yearbook software, visit Entourage online at: http://www.entourageyearbooks.com/YearbookSoftware.asp
October 1st, 2009
Entourage Yearbooks announces that they have transitioned to a 100% digital printing format. Digital print technology offers some of the highest quality imagery and resolution available in the industry today. The same technology is used by major publishers like National Geographic and presents readers with true to life images, color and clarity.
Printing Yearbooks in digital print will have many benefits to the customer. With digital printing, schools can change the number of books they need ordered right until the time that they give the final approval for the books to go to press. Turnaround time is also much shorter with digital printing. Traditional yearbook printing times were typically in the 4-12 week range. With digital printing, customers can expect turnaround times to be as short as 2-3 weeks. Digital printing is perfect for short runs, so schools aren’t forced to order additional books just to get a more competitive price.
According to Kelly Dunford, Internet Sales Manager at Entourage Yearbooks, “The man power necessary to run a digital press is much lower than that required by an off-set press. This saves on production costs, which are savings that we can pass on to the customers.”
Entourage Yearbooks is pleased to advance to a digital format. It’s the way all print media and graphic design will be done in the future. It also gives educators a chance to teach design and publishing the same way students will encounter it in the real world.
“We really do offer a lot of services and products and prices that are better than the other yearbook companies out there. I think we are really coming into our own in this industry and we are gaining momentum. It is an exciting place to be, in the right place, at the right time, possessing the tools necessary to take full advantage of the great position we have placed ourselves,” added Larry Johnson, account manager at Entourage.
Consumers who would like to learn more about the printing capabilities of Entourage Yearbooks can visit http://www.entourageyearbooks.com/
August 14th, 2009
If you’re looking for the best selections in yearbook publishing software, you’ll love the options offered at Entourage Yearbooks.
Entourage Yearbooks offers four different yearbook publishing software options. Students can choose which design software would best suit their needs by reviewing the features and benefits of each on the Entourage Yearbooks website.
Yearbooks! Desktop 2010 is a user friendly software that can be installed on any computer so students can start building their yearbook right away. The Yearbooks! Desktop software will automatically layout pages so students just have to open a page and place photos in the grid layout. It’s great for beginners. The software includes an extensive variety of clip art and artistic backgrounds.
To see an online video on how easy it can be to design and create a yearbook using the YEARBOOKS! Desktop software visit: http://budurl.com/YearbookDemo
Another yearbook publishing software tool offered by Entourage Yearbooks is Encore. Encore is a great choice for someone working on their first yearbook project. The program offers hundreds of yearbook templates and is as easy as dragging and dropping pictures onto the page. Although simple, Encore is advanced enough to let users edit the templates to their own tastes. Encore also includes hundreds of backgrounds and fonts.
FotoFusion is the newest option from Entourage which allows users to work on their project online, from school or home or wherever there is a computer with Internet access. This software lets users design their yearbook from scratch, or use templates, backgrounds and clip art for further customization. FotoFusion is a great option for intermediate to advanced computer users to create a stunning yearbook.
For those already familiar with Adobe InDesign, Entourage has hundreds of templates and
backgrounds that can be used to enhance the experience. InDesign is professional software that lets students experiment with new techniques while learning to design with the same tools professionals use. For those who may seek a career in graphic design, using InDesign is a great stepping stone.
Although the yearbook software provided by Entourage Yearbooks is extremely user friendly and easy to use, Entourage offers an entire ‘entourage’ of graphic artists and technical support wizards that guide students through the entire process. Students can call Entourage directly, submit a request for a phone call through the Entourage interactive website or email support wizards for extra help.
Entourage customers around the country have all agreed that when it comes to customer service, Entourage is tops! Read two customer testimonials below:
“Customer service and tech support was excellent. Very quick responses both by email and telephone.”
- Gwen Vogler, Humphrey Elementary School
“Your staff was EXTREMELY helpful and worked very closely with us when we were near the end of production time. Your team helped us with pages we couldn’t do ourselves and we had help to the last minute… I can’t say enough great things about your hard work and helpful attitude!”
- Lena Vollaro, Gymtime
To learn more about Yearbook Publishing Software options at Entourage Yearbooks, visit http://www.entourageyearbooks.com/YearbookSoftware.asp