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Telling A Story

Making the Most Out Of An Interview Here is the most important thing to know about reporting: there are NO stories about homecoming, or football, or English class. Oh, you’ll have spreads devoted to these, but the page ladder is about structuring your topics, not the story-telling that readers will find on each spread. All […]

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2021 COVER CONTEST WINNERS

Every year, schools from across Canada and the United States enter our Yearbook Cover Contest. These cover entries are judged at both the Regional and National levels and brought before a panel that includes designers and printing specialists according to the following categories: Colour, Creativity, Composition and Difficulty. Congratulations to our National winners for this […]

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Your students are doing exceptional things. Capture it.

Ensure your students hard work is saved for the future.

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Yearbook Disclaimers

Acknowledging Your Mistakes In A Publication Although it may not happen as a recurring theme, every advisor goes through it at some point: you’ve handed out all the copies of your yearbook, and the calls (and texts, and emails) start coming in. “_____’s name is spelled wrong” “My child is missing from the football page” […]

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A Year This Historic Deserves Its Own Book

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Yearbooks are a keepsake forever, and this year deserves its place on your bookshelf.

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Managing Your Time – 9 Tips

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time; great people think of using it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Time is a precious and limited resource – once it is gone, there is no way to get it back. Even though we all have 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, or 86,400 seconds in one day, time marches on and […]

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Paper Name Change

To give our product new definition and a more sophisticated identity, we are now using the exclusive names: GardaMatt Art (previously Garda Silk) GardaGloss Art (previously Garda Gloss). Rest assured it remains the same product you have come to rely on not only for smoothness, thickness, and brilliance, but for its versatility and printing excellence. For more […]

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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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