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Production Guidelines

Page Submission Using Your Desktop Software
Dilley Books is easy to work with because we allow schools to use the software programs they already have and are familiar with. Both PC and Mac based design programs may be used with pages saved as a single PDF file then sent to Dilley Books on disk. Please print a black and white copy of your yearbook pages from the PDF file and include it with the disk. Our yearbook kit includes page layout diagrams with margin guidelines and poster size ladder diagrams to help plan your yearbook page sequence. Your full color pages are printed on bright white 80# text weight paper stock in standard 11" x 8-1/2" page size format.

Cover Designs
Dilley Books offers 16 stock full color designs or you may submit your own full color design using our provided cover template (same price). These colorful covers are created using bright white 100# text weight paper laminated with a high gloss film protection. Dilley Books also offers gold or silver foil stamping, screen printed ink imprints, and embossing on leather grained book cover material in a wide range of colors. All of these materials are glued over quality 100 pt. binders board.

Full color page and cover proofs will be sent within 5 days of receiving your PDF file using the same paper stock and printing equipment as will be used for your yearbook. You will know exactly how your final printed yearbook pages and cover will look. Black and white proofs are provided for other cover imprint choices. If page changes are required, schools send a new disk with a PDF file of the complete book and another black and white print of the pages from the new PDF file. An additional proof charge of $135.00 will be added to your final invoice.

Production Time
Yearbooks are shipped within 4 weeks of receiving your final proof approval. Dilley Books is centrally located in the Midwest, which allows for convenient shipping to the continental 48 states.

Many schools want to receive their yearbooks before the end of the school year and before senior graduation. Others feel it is important to have those end-of-year events such as prom and graduation included in the yearbook so they take a later summer delivery. Dilley Books can easily accommodate either schedule you prefer.

Dilley Books Service and Support
In addition to the page layout guidelines and ladder diagrams previously mentioned, your yearbook kit will include several posters to help promote yearbook sales. We include a suggested contract to solicit advertising from local businesses. Mailer packets are provided to send us your finished disk and printed pages.

Support staff at Dilley Books will answer questions that arise through the course of the year or will refer you to our graphics department to help with more technical questions. Phones are answered Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Central Time, and we allow a generous 4 hours of telephone conference time.

Dilley Books encourages schools to e-mail PDFs of a few pages throughout the school year as sections of the yearbook are completed so we can check page margins and numbering, picture resolution, font embedding, etc.

Extra Features
Schools that choose to receive their yearbooks before the end of the academic year may want to consider an 8, 12, or 16 page Full Color Supplement to include important events in the studentsí lives such as prom, summer sports, and graduation. This section has an adhesive strip that allows it to be adhered into the inside back cover of your yearbook. Because these supplements are small, postage to mail to graduated seniors is minimal.

Dilley Books will mail invoices for your 20% deposit on November 1st and March 1st. A final invoice will include shipping charges, any overruns, and extra proofing charges, if required.

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