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Theme: A Guide to Covering the Basics

During the early stages of yearbook creation, the subject of a theme may arise, along with the inevitable question: should a theme be used this year? What are the requirements, benefits and journey involved?  Before you start down that long and winding road, there are several factors to consider. Just as you are defined by […]

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What’s Happening in Friesens Marketing?

Odia Reimer, Corporate Marketing Manager Change  is  afoot  at  Friesens,  and  if  you  have  been  following  our story over the years, this is not a new thing for us. We are always shifting and changing to adapt to what is happening in the print landscape. Along with new equipment, one of the more recent changes […]

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Proofing

Your pages are finished and ready to submit for printing…but wait! There is one more step before you press the approve button. PROOFREADING! Proofing is a vital step in making sure your yearbook is the best it can be. While it is so essential to the quality of a great book, it is one of […]

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Motivation

The road to a finished yearbook is long and exhausting. At this time of year staff morale may be at an all time low and your progress may begin to stall. Now is the time for some motivation to push though.  People are motivated by different things. Consider some of the following encouragement that are […]

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Friesens Environmental Commitment

Friesens Commitment to the environment is built around making the best use of all our resources, and minimizing our ecological footprint. We use our resources as carefully as possible – reusing and recycling whatever we can. Any waste that leaves our plant is recycled in such a manner that it can be used again.  It […]

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CMYK vs RGB

Have you ever received your yearbook and on inspection realized that some of the colours were not what you were expecting? This can happen if you don’t pay attention to what colour profile you are using when designing or choosing custom colours. Your colours look different on screen, because your computer displays in RGB (Red, […]

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2020 Pantone Colour of the Year

Introducing PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue! The Pantone Institute describes Classic Blue as a colour that instills calm, confidence, and connection. This enduring blue hue highlights the desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, Classic Blue is […]

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CREATING A YEARBOOK STYLE GUIDE

The yearbook is a collaboration of many different people, so without guidelines you run the risk of having your book become unorganized and inconsistent.  If set up and used correctly, a style guide will set standards for staff working on different sections, to create a finished yearbook that is cohesive and consistent.  By creating a […]

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the smell that emanates when you open a book has a name? Bibliosmia! Oliver Tearle, a lecturer in English at Loughborough University coined the term Bibliosmia in 2014 by combining the Greek words for ‘book’ and ‘smell’. Why do books smell the way they do?  Science tells us that old books […]

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CREATING TEMPLATES

You have been working on your theme and have brainstormed some ideas, now comes the time to start finalizing your page design.  One way to streamline this process while creating a consistent look throughout your book is to create a yearbook style sheet. To take the layout portion of your style guide to the next […]

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