September 7, 2016

YEARBOOK SERVICES

Scantex believes every school deserves a great-looking yearbook. Choose our online system or the traditional desktop publishing option of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). Either way, we will streamline and facilitate the process of creating a fabulous yearbook with our expert technical assistance and print production experience.

Online Publishing Portal with Unlimited Cloud-based Storage

Our online system works on an unlimited cloud-based storage system that requires NO software installation, no custom programming. You log in, you’re good to go. Access your project anytime, anywhere, any device.

  • Browser-based system, all you need is an internet connection.
  • Works with all systems, the most popular browsers for Mac and PC, all devices, including tablets, smartphones and computers. Yes, you can use an iPad or Chromebook to build your yearbook pages!
  • Complete set of powerful, modern features including management of school portraits, online collaboration with adviser approval, a comprehensive set of page design and editing tools, and a full suite of professionally designed content.
  • 150 fonts at your disposal, hundreds of template pages, backgrounds, colour schemes and training information on-hand.
  • Upload your own templates and backgrounds in .jpg or .png format.
  • Contact us for support or a demo. We will have your team up and running quickly.

Adobe Desktop Publishing Support/Training

Traditional desktop publishing using Adobe Creative Cloud is industry-standard and still the best way to create a printed document of any size.

  • The most flexible way to build the yearbook you want while providing students with the knowledge and skill to succeed in the digital age.
  • We provide customized training or support, answer questions big and small. Contact us or your customer service rep for support.
  • We can build templates for you or show you how.

Five Standard Trim Sizes Offered

6.5 in x 9.5 in  |  8.5 in x 8.5 in |  8.5 in x 11 in  |  9.5 in x 13.25 in | 12 in x 12 in

Online system trim sizes:  8.5 in x 11 in  |  9 in x 12 in

  • Think outside the page, create something unique and memorable at a different size.

Automated Student Photo (mugs) and Grad Pages

We can automate the creation of your mugs and/or Grad pages. Just upload the contents of your student images (from school photographer) with a list of names and we will flow them directly into an InDesign template or our online portal.

  • Saves your team hours of work, just give it a proof.
  • Let us take care of your mugs and grad pages, then concentrate all your time on the fun stuff.

Customized Tutorials and Training

Doing is learning but everyone needs a little help once in a while. Creating your yearbook should be a learning experience but not a painful one. Whether it’s understanding InDesign, Photoshop, photography or print production, we are here to help.

  • Onsite tutorials within the 416 and 905 area codes.
  • Online training through web seminars or customized tutorial videos specific to your issue, emailed directly to you.
  • Contact us or your customer service rep for all your technology questions.

Teaching Support and Project Planning Help

  • We direct you to existing technologies to help you save time and maximize efficiencies.
  • Get a copy of our Scantex Yearbook Guidelines for valuable information and tips on print, colour, production and design basics.

Preflight and Image Correction Services

Scantex believes your project should look the best it can. Before printing a final book proof for you to check one last time, we will examine your document from front to back. This final proof, image check and adjustment can make all the difference.

  • We will preflight, image correct (where possible), quick-proof and create print-ready PDFs upon final sign-off.

Generate QR (Quick Response) Codes

Link print to web. Build a QR code that can be scanned from your final, printed yearbook to link to a video or other information on your school website or Facebook account.

  • A QR Code is a mobile phone readable bar code that can store website URLs, plain text, contact info, email addresses and other alphanumeric data.
  • QR codes are free, easy to generate and easy to use. Create them yourself, or let us do it for you.