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October 12, 2018

Deadlines/Page Ladder

Developing a yearbook page ladder and setting reasonable deadlines is key to a successful year.  A Page Ladder is a page by page diagram showing the contents of the yearbook. Here are 8 steps to help you successfully plan out your yearbook pages.  8 Steps to plan your ladder To begin you need to know […]

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September 17, 2018


The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been used in reference to a yearbook; unfortunately, they are always judged by their covers. A great cover design with an impactful and well-chosen complimentary cover treatment can go a long way in increasing yearbook sales in that year and going forward. The touch […]

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September 13, 2018

Photography Tips

  With the start of another school year upon us, we know there will be a whole bunch of new memories to be preserved on the yearbook pages. Great photographs can make all the difference between a ‘so-so’ book and a ‘Great’ book. Candid style photography is the best way to cover the events and […]

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September 10, 2018


Organization is key in yearbook. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year, but with some important organization in the classroom – you can be well prepared and avoid the stress!   Page Ladder Virtually the most critical piece in your yearbook kit.  Hang the page ladder on the wall and use this to organize […]

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September 07, 2018


Congratulations! You have taken on the task of being the record keeper of your school’s memories. Setting up your yearbook team is going to be crucial to your success.     Here are a few tips on recruiting staff: Talk to your co-workers. They may recommend students that are great at writing, have a knack […]

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September 07, 2018


This is always a hot topic of conversation during the early days of yearbook, should we or shouldn’t we have a theme? No matter what you decide, the most important thing to remember is consistency. What creates a theme? It’s the look and feel of the book that shows up in the overall visual and […]

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June 21, 2018

2018 Thank You!

This week we celebrated another successful spring yearbook season at Friesens! Now I know you are wondering…Why are you celebrating? Isn’t this what you do? Friesens is a yearbook company after all… Well actually, Friesens makes all kinds of books in addition to yearbooks. We’re busy printing trade books, coffee table books, presentation boxes, and […]

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May 17, 2018

5 Fantastic Ways to Engage your Reader!

An author’s primary objective is to keep the reader’s attention. If unsuccessful, the reader will start to skim the pages or give up and put the book down. Things are not much different in the yearbook world, perhaps with the exception of a single author; we speak of people in terms of Editors, Designers, Writers, […]

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April 19, 2018

10 Top Yearbook Design Rules

1) Grids for Page Clarity Grids are of different shapes and sizes and are quite flexible to your needs Useful for aligning elements of your page providing a neat, logical design Two, three or four column grids, which works best depends on your page content – more columns are ideal with full page editorial content […]

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January 18, 2018

9 Top Yearbook Design Trends for 2018

Happy New Year! I am a little in shock that it’s 2018 already. I thought the school year just started a minute ago. To get this year started, I thought we should talk about design. What’s happening, what’s new and where are we going. I have found there are differing opinions to what’s happening in […]

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