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November 15, 2022

How a Yearbook Cover is Made

So your yearbook has content, but do you have a cover? Do you have a cover idea, or even a sketch on the back of a napkin? Some schools begin work on the interior first and then design their cover partway through the year. Does that work? Is it the best plan? These are questions […]

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October 18, 2022

Adobe: What’s the Difference?

So you’re preparing to design your pages, and you’ve been hearing about the incredible number of files Adobe has for all your creative endeavours. You may wonder then: what does each program do, and which ones do you want to use? Photoshop Photoshop is a raster-based* graphics editor. While it’s the best known out of […]

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September 15, 2022

You’re a Yearbook Advisor! Now What?

Welcome back to school! Classes have begun and you’re preparing for your next yearbook. That’s awesome! So…What’s Next? Here at Friesens we want to help, so here’s a list of some things you can do to make sure that you and your yearbook team have a wonderful year. Start Taking Photos Right Away You want […]

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June 21, 2022

Friesens 2022 Employee Directed Giving Campaign

Every year, employee-owners at Friesens Corporation have a chance to vote for their favorite charity, and the voting process determines what percentage of funds are donated to each organization. An employee-owner then presents the donation to the recipient charity. This year, we decided to combine the media releases to better highlight the various charities and […]

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March 17, 2022

Copyright and Yearbook

Building a yearbook is an incredibly full task, with pieces that span everything from photography to marketing to team management. One of the last things you want to worry about are legalities, but it’s a good idea to have the resources available to you when you do have questions. We’ve gathered some places for both […]

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January 12, 2022

Friesens Surpasses $100 Million in Annual Revenue

By Chad Friesen Friesens Corporation had a very successful 2021, achieving a record $100 Million in sales for the first time. While many other businesses continued to struggle (including two of our own), overall, we had one of our best years in over a decade thanks to really strong performance in our Book Division and […]

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December 03, 2021

Scaling Images

By Brad Schmidt – Colour Tech Support Specialist There are often different approaches that can be taken when preparing a book. When using InDesign or Photoshop there are often multiple ways to achieve the end result. In speaking with different users of Photoshop, you will find that there are many different approaches for how to […]

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October 28, 2021

2021-2022 Trends: Photography

The first permanent photograph was made in the mid-1820’s, and in the two centuries since, technology has changed drastically, allowing for not only more detail, but granting the opportunity to capture images of incredible new places, from the depths of the ocean, to stars thousands of light years away. Like denim jeans and the controversial […]

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September 15, 2021

Reviewing A Yearbook

As you start to build the 2021-2022 yearbook, it’s a good idea to take some time and review the previous year’s book with your staff. Reflect on how the year went, look at your yearbook and take notes on what changes you’d like to make for this year. Here are some pieces to keep in […]

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August 25, 2021

5 Design Trends for 2021-2022

Whether you want your yearbook to be on the cutting edge of design, or if you prefer to keep the pages looking like the classic layouts of years past, paying attention to current design trends can help a great deal when creating your yearbook. However, tracking what’s in vogue can be time consuming. Below are […]

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