Archives | 2019

April 17, 2019

LET’s PLAN A PARTY

Category: Yearbooks Blog

If you are a Spring delivery school, your yearbook is now likely done, and you have put the stress of those final edits behind you.  Now what? You have spent hours upon hours creating your yearbook to preserve the memories of this last year at your school.   You have created a product that now needs […]

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April 10, 2019

DESIGN…

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Design is a mix of creativity and technique. Great design tells a story through vivid photography and content reflecting a consistent theme throughout. The Vision: Brainstorm and choose a theme The Cover: The cover is your first introduction and should reflect your theme and feel. Use cover elements throughout the book. (folios, backgrounds, photo borders) […]

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April 10, 2019

Advisor Help

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Warm weather has arrived, if you’re a spring delivery you have either received your book or will soon. If you’re fall you’re in the thick of wrapping up the school year as well as trying to finish off your book before the break. Here are a few things (dependant on your delivery season) to help […]

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March 20, 2019

March: Design Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Back in December, we gave you some design tips on how to create consistency in your book. Below is a spread we’ve created common design errors – can you catch them all Add to answer key Many images are lo-res Page number on the left-hand page is too dark, hard to read and the wrong […]

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March 20, 2019

Thinking Conceptually

Category: Yearbooks Blog

As you head into your final set of deadlines, now is as good as a time as any to start taking stock of one of the most important elements of your book, your concept. Although as you are nearing completion of your book you have no intention of making any changes to your current concept, […]

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March 20, 2019

Proofing

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Nothing is more frustrating than noticing a proofing error in your final yearbook product. Proofing a vital step in making sure your copy is top notch. While it is so essential to the quality of a great book, it is one of the more tedious tasks when it comes to completing your yearbook. Here are […]

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March 20, 2019

Award Winning Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

When people look at award winning books, most wonder what they do differently to set themselves apart from others. What is the secret recipe? Speak with any award-winning adviser and most will give you a unique cocktail of ingredients, however two always remain constant, “Hard-work & dedication”. Commitment to excellence, a few tips and willingness […]

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March 08, 2019

Friesens Corporation recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada

Category: Books Blog

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release One of 3 Employer Awards given out by IRCC March 6, 2019 – Altona, MB – The Government of Canada is recognizing Friesens Corporation for its support of newcomers to Canada, including offering on-the-job skills and language training. The Altona, Manitoba, business was named today as one of 3 […]

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March 08, 2019

We Have You Covered

Category: Books Blog

There are many options available when it comes to finishing your covers. In this article are the variety of cover finishes we have available to make your book look unique. Lamination The look of a cover can be greatly affected depending on what laminate you choose. Following are some options we have available: • Gloss […]

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February 14, 2019

Blemishes, Backpacks, Backlights and Backgrounds – working with images in Photoshop

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Have you ever had images that don’t quite work for your yearbook?  It’s Almost perfect, but something is wrong? Maybe you can’t put a finger on it, or maybe there is a finger over the lens.  Well, the latter may not be salvageable, but the former may be. Here are some thoughts. “How To Remove […]

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