Archives | 2017

September 26, 2017

5 mistakes schools make on their theme

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Once you commit to your theme and start down the path of making everything relate back to it, it’s going to be very hard to change. Let me tell you a few things to watch out for so get started in the right direction. Things to avoid: Copying another school’s theme because you think its cool […]

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September 19, 2017

Design Style Guides

Category: Yearbooks Blog

One of the difficult tasks you will be faced with during the year is making sure your team/group/club/students are all on the same page. Not only with the project and the deadlines you have to achieve, but also with the finished design of your Cover, Endsheets, and Pages. Your editors, designers, and photographers are going […]

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September 14, 2017

Yearbook Theme Part 2 – 4 Steps to a Great Theme

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Working on your theme is a great way to start the year, its an important foundation for your yearbook and its a great way to start building your team. To get started have the class conduct a brainstorming session – a process that encourages the development of innovative ideas and problem solving through unrestricted and […]

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September 12, 2017

Yearbook Theme Part 1 – Why is it important?

Category: Yearbooks Blog

What is this theme thing, and why do people keep talking about it? Your yearbook theme is important it will make the rest of your job in creating your yearbook easier…that’s the real reason. Yes, it helps unify your book, yes it creates a mood, yes it helps flow, but when it comes right down […]

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September 07, 2017

Let’s get this Yearbook Started! – How to keep Organized

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Now is the time! When everything is fresh, clean and new, this is the time to get your yearbook organized. Taking a couple minutes/hours/days to get things in order, it will make the next 6-9 months a whole lot easier. One way to get organized is to tackle the big list! What do you need […]

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September 01, 2017

Take our Fun Yearbook Quiz!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Congratulations! You have joined the world of Yearbook, you will never be the same again. It isn’t a question of should you be involved in the yearbook, of course you should! Yearbooks are awesome! The question is are you cut out for it? I would say yes! But here are a few questions you need […]

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August 31, 2017

Writing Prompts: Dive Write In

Category: Books Blog

Writing prompts are like diving boards: a springy platform meant to launch you into a new space. They can be a word, a sentence, an image or an idea and they are a great way to get you writing, even if you don’t have a book you’re working on. But writing prompts can do more […]

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August 24, 2017

New Equipment!

Category: Books Blog

HEIDELBERG XL75 INSTALLED AND  RUNNING! Heidelberg has competed installation and training of the new cover press. While this press is smaller than its predecessor, at twenty-nine inches it comes fitted with the latest in technology designed to meet our needs for short-run cover production. It is a five-colour plus aqueous coating configuration. The press comes […]

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August 17, 2017

What Binding style do I use?

Category: Books Blog

Binding Styles Binding is the art of putting pages together and attaching them to a cover. Simple as it may seem, there are many different types of binding, and many steps are required in the binding process. Friesens has a full line of binding equipment all in our stateof- the-art facilities. BINDING STYLES  

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August 16, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

Category: Books Blog

You may have heard the term ‘beta readers’, but what exactly are they and why are they so important? If you, the author, are the ‘alpha’, then beta readers are the next set of eyes on your manuscript. This can be scary. What if they don’t like it? The truth is, early drafts are clunky. […]

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