Last week, the Publication Arts: Yearbook class took a field-trip to PrePress Printers in SF. Charles Cunningham, the printer of Bay’s yearbooks, walks the members of the Yearbook class through some of the equipment and processes used to print the books.
Each year during the first two trimesters, Bay School Digital Imaging classes take photos that will be published in the yearbook. Third trimester, the Publication Arts class harvest those photos. Students also learn how to use Adobe InDesign while taking on jobs responsible for different sections of the book. This includes taking more photos using the Canon DSLR. Section editors also communicate with other members of the community to acquire photos that help round out the book. We work with a San Francisco printer who provides a proof about 3 weeks before the end of the school year. After proofing and making changes, we submit final page designs to the printer and 5-10 days later they are delivered to school.
If you are interested in joining Yearbook, or learning more about the process, email Karen Hellyer with your questions.