Automated Class Composites
Class composites for elementary schools have always been painful to produce, and we have to produce a lot of them! The process to order, proof, correct, re-proof, re-order corrected versions and deliver them has not only been time consuming, but expensive when you factor in set-up and correction charges.
We found the aspirin for our composite headaches by using Automated Composites from H&H Color Lab. Their automated composites allow us to meet the needs of 95% of the class composites we produce for our school customers.
The H&H automated composites give us lots of options. They can accommodate from six to fifty subjects. The title block can have up to five lines of data. For these lines we like to use the school name, year, grade, principal’s name and the teacher’s name. We can create a custom background for the composite with a school logo if we need to, or choose a simple solid color background. We can also select from two text colors. Automated composites even has a feature to easily add the names of “not-pictured students” when requested to do so by the school.
Proofing is so easy. We generate images and a data report from H&H’s software. The school marks up the corrections and returns the report to us. We then make all the necessary corrections and order 1 composite for each class printed and send them to the school for final review before ordering.
Automated composites have a 24 hour in-lab production time, so they come back to us fast. They are available in both 6×8 and 8×10 sizes and the prices are great – as low as $0.77 and $1.19 respectively.
WE LOVE AUTOMATED COMPOSITES FROM H&H! We do some basic data management and in return get a great looking product that is delivered fast and easily meets our schools’ demands. On top of that, they are a great deal because there is NO SET-UP charge and the prints are priced so reasonably.
If you do class composites and aren’t using H&H Automated Composites, I strongly recommend you check it out.