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