8 Shakespeare quotes perfect for your yearbook!

There’s no denying that at one time or another William Shakespeare will pop up during one of your English lessons. Whether you are in primary school, studying for your GCSEs, or your A-Levels, The Bard will always be a top subject. So it’s only right that Shakespeare gets a little mention in your yearbook, right?!

In honour of Shakespeare Week, the team here at AllYearbooks has compiled some of their favourite quotes which would be great to use in your yearbook.

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Making scrapbook calendar pages

When it comes to making your yearbook collage pages it’s easy to forget some of the events that have taken place over the school year. So why not dedicate a few pages in your book to a scrapbook calendar?

All you need is a 6 double-page spreads, a selection of different fonts and backgrounds, and a load of photographs. What could be easier?!

Take a look at the scrapbook we’ve made, and be sure to share your own creations with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@AllYearbooks).

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What are pre-print checks?

So you’ve nearly finished editing your book and your deadline is approaching – great! But before we can let you click that ‘submit’ button there are a series of checks your book will need to go through at the AllYearbooks office.

As you come to the final stages of creating your book, your yearbook coordinator may remind you to submit for these checks as soon as possible (at least three working days before your deadline). But why? And what exactly are pre-print checks?!

Check out our pre-print and final confirmation FAQs below:

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What is a pre-print check?
A member of our team will look through your book page-by-page for any potential printing problems. We recommend getting this done a few days before your deadline so that you have time to make any possible changes we suggest.

How long do these checks take?
We will try and check your book soon after you request these checks, but we always recommend you leave enough time for us to check through. The time of the actual checks can also vary due to the content and size of your yearbook. Your yearbook coordinator will always be happy to update you on our progress – just ask !

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Does the book have to be completely finished before pre-print checks?
We’re often asked if the editors can still make changes while these checks are ongoing and the answer is yes, of course! All we ask is that the bulk of content has been added before these are requested.

What kind of things are you looking for?
We are looking for any potential printing problems – this can range from low quality pictures, overlapping text boxes, text and background colours, to font types. For example, if you have a bright yellow text against a white background, we might suggest for you to darken this colour to make it easier to read when printed.

Are you proofreading our content too?
No – we are just looking at things from a printing perspective. Checking for typos and duplicated images is still a responsibility for the editors and staff proofreader. AllYearbooks cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions made by editors and other contributors.

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What do we do now?
Once AYB has been through your book you will receive an email telling the chief editor and staff proofreader to log into the book and click on a yellow bar at the top of the book’s homepage.

From here you will be able to view the checks, and when you are happy with everything you can click confirm and we will send your book to the printers!

Any questions you have about the pre-print checks process please just ask us! We are here to help and to make sure you have the best yearbook!

What’s hot – TV and Music

When thinking about popular trends as we are growing up, it is so easy to forget! Whether it’s Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, or all the latest Disney there’s no doubt that at some point the common room has been discussing the latest cliffhanger or shock ending.

We have created some page designs for you to use to collect the ‘Top Hits’ and Netflix’s trending for you to use.   We’ve come up with a fun few of ways to create themed pages within your book.  If you like any of them just let us know when you next speak to a member of the team we can just add the page to your book for you to edit or keep it as it is.

Here at AllYearbook’s not a day goes by without “Have you seen…..”.  We love films, TV and music! We are all watching different things but generally the whole office gets involved with what’s on and someone is always recommending films and series to watch! 

Spotify themed page
Netflix themed page
In The News themed page

All of these layouts are available for you to use for completely free of charge in your Leavers Yearbooks. To use them all you need to do is once you have created a yearbook here – http://www.allyearbooks.co.uk/start and speak to one of the team in chat and ask us to add the page to your yearbook! It’s so simple and they look really good!

“The force is strong with this one” – Happy Star Wars Day!

Our designers have been super busy creating amazing covers for all of your lovely yearbooks, but they didn’t forget to celebrate Star Wars Day!

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In honour of May the Fourth (geddit?), take a look at our out-of-this-world cover design, which celebrates everybody’s favourite Jedi Master, Yoda.

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If you have any ideas that you think would look great on a cover, do get in touch with us at @AllYearbooks on Twitter or let your yearbook coordinator know. You may well get to see your idea come to life…

All about our premium yearbooks!

Our premium options allow you to get as much value for money as possible! For just £5 – £6 more per copy you can get the following:

  • Foil engraving on your front cover
  • Printed endpapers inside both covers
  • A bookmark ribbon

A great example of our premium cover engraving can be seen in our 2018 Yearbook Inspiration sample. You will receive a copy of this Premium laminated hardback in your sample pack. 

You can choose to have your crest, logo or some text as the metal block for your front cover.  Our cover this year for 2020 has the effect just on the word AllYearbooks.  You can choose either gold or silver as your colour.  It is such a nice finishing touch.

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Printed endpapers are the spreads that are immediately inside your front and back covers. Because they lie flat, they are perfect for displaying large group photos, if you are a Tempest customer you get to use the free of charge.  It’s the perfect place for those fun group shots as nobody will be lost in the book’s spine.  You could use this page for quotes or just a really nice picture! Here are some of our favourites! 

Premium books come with premium features.  Our bookmark ribbons come in 15 different colours so there is always an option to fit your colour scheme.

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But what’s the difference between the premium laminated and leatherette hardbacks?  The two different books come with exactly the same features, but the cover has a leatherette finish which comes in 7 different colours. Add £6 on to the price of a Standard laminated hardback for this.

Premium Leatherette in Maroon with gold engraving.
Premium Leatherette in Red with gold engraving.
Premium Leatherette in Navy with silver engraving.

Roald Dahl Day – Our Favourite Quotes!

We love Roald Dahl and so do our customers we have found some interesting facts about the genius author, who gave us amazing stories including Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.

We’ve also added in some of our favourite quotes from his books. Book quotes are a great way to fill up empty space in your yearbook, and quotes from Dahl are beloved by all, young and old.

So why not take inspiration from this worldwide celebration and include some of your favourite quotes in your profile?

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1. Roald Dahl co-wrote the script for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and came up with the creepy character of The Child Catcher.

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2. Dahl was a great lover of chocolate. So much so that there was a whole chapter dedicated to it in The Roald Dahl Cookbook.

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3. In 2015, The Twits was the most-read book in UK primary schools, after first being published in 1980.

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4. In The BFG, Dahl created a long list of words which eventually became the title character’s own language – Gobblefunk.

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5. Dahl was a fighter pilot in World War II, and passed intelligence to MI6 from Washington.

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Get the look: Up, Up and Away!

Here at AllYearbooks, we absolutely love a themed book! So our lovely designer has come up with a cute new theme based on the office’s favourite Pixar film which will have you wanting to pack your bags and discover the world before you can say ‘Up, Up and Away’…

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With a cover as fantastic as this, of course your inside pages need to match!

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…and let’s not forget the font and colour schemes. We’ve created a colour palette which we think compliments the blue backgrounds perfectly, and we’ve even provided the exact colour codes!

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So let’s take a look at the final result!

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Speak to your coordinator today about using this theme for your book – the backgrounds are already available in the theme tab of your book, and you’ll find the cover in the cover area.

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Using professional images in your yearbook

While you are creating your yearbook your coordinator may mention that it looks like you’ve used professional images within your book.

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This is nothing to worry about!  For all Tempest customers – did you know we are actually partnered with Tempest Photography.  Which means, use of your Tempest photos free of charge, and no long copyright process.

Our process is simple to request your photos all you need to do is follow a link, complete the questions and once we receive your response we upload the photos directly to your yearbook for you to then organise with the correct student.

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If you are using a different company to Tempest for your school photos, speak to a member of the AllYearbooks team and we can advise on what you will need to do to organise copyright for your photos.

Did you know that you can have free use of Tempest Photography images in your AllYearbooks projects? Simply go to www.allyearbooks.co.uk/photos to fill in the request form and then a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly.

Happy yearbook-ing!

Designing your own cover – what you need to know

We’ve got a lovely bunch of talented designers ready and waiting to create your yearbook cover for you, but our dream team are more than happy to take a backseat and let you design your own cover if you wish!

Designing your own cover is a great way to create a totally unique book that is special to your year group. Our designers can work with you throughout the process, either helping to tweak rough drafts, or to provide some helpful tips and hints.

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There are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind while creating your design:

Size – Design your front and back covers to be a single sheet of B5 each. B5 is 17.5cm wide by 25cm high.

Image quality – Please ensure the photos you use are original images of good quality, and try to avoid downloading photos off social media.

School logo – If you are planning on using the school logo on your cover be sure to find a high quality image. We recommend speaking to your school’s graphics department to see if they have one available. Copying and pasting from the school’s website usually won’t be good enough for printing.

Design file DPI – Make sure your design document is created at 300dpi or higher.

Don’t delete the original file – When you save JPG versions of your cover, ALWAYS keep a version you can re-edit as it might need changing!

Your design can be designed in any program or hand-created on paper. If designing on a computer it’s best to save your design as a high quality JPG or PDF file to send to us, with any extra instructions needed. Scan paper designs at high resolution (300 dpi) and send it to us with any other requests.

Please leave the spine text blank, just let your coordinator/designer know what you would like the text to read as – we will then add this in for you.

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Take a look at some amazing covers our customers have designed in the past:

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To find out more about how our designers can help you create the perfect cover, head to http://www.allyearbooks.co.uk/design