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American Foundation for the Blind
Textbooks and Instructional Materials Solutions Forum

  • Market Research
  • Writing- Out of house Authors
  • Editing/Revising
  • Editorial/Design Collaboration
    • Involves are selection/creation color palette choice, phot research, obtaining the rights of third party materials
  • Page composition/1st pass
  • Includes photo shoots, scanning of images
  • Editorial/Design Revision
  • Page composition - 2nd pass
  • Ship to Film Supplier
  • Film/Proofs generated
  • Proofs checked and revised, files revised at outside supplier
  • Final film/plates generated
  • Printing-additional changes may be made on press and not reflected in final electronic file
  • Files shipped back to publisher, On-press changes incorporated
  • Final Product - 1st printing Pupil Edition (used for submission purposes
  • State Submission
  • State requests changes and publisher submit a list of changes
  • changes incorporated into electronic files
  • shipped to film Supplier
  • Final film/plates generated
  • Printing- additional changes may be made on press and not reflected in final electronic file
  • Files shipped back to publisher. On-press changes incorporated.
  • Final Product for classroom use

Developed from flowchart provided by AAP Oct. 2, 1999