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Amazing alphabets

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In 2016, I noticed many of you using text boxes to create form intro pages but limitations on font size were restricting the possibilities. Without further ado, lets kick start the new yearbook season with some shiny new goodies to address this!

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You may have spotted a new selection of PNG images available in your graphics and clipart area which can be found when you click onto the Pics icon on the left of your screen. This year we’ve added a new label to this area for alphabets to help you make dynamic title pages and loads more. Handpicked by our designer, these new PNGs can be built seamlessly into your designs for professional and artistic results🙂 Hooray! You can make them as large as you need, rotate them and layer them with other components on your page. I’ll be making some example pages using these fab new additions shortly so be sure to follow our Pinterest and Facebook feeds for these!

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2017 early deposit discount now available!

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It’s the start of the new yearbook season which can only mean one thing- exclusive discounts! This year we’ve got a 10%  early deposit discount available when you pay a £100 deposit before the end of November 2016. That’s a great saving especially when you can also get our quantity based discounts too🙂

If you would like us to send you an invoice for the £100 deposit just get in touch and we can ensure your finance teams have everything they need to action this on your behalf. If you plan to collect payments from students/parents via your yearbook storefront, give us a call to discuss your plans, activate your store and chat about about available discounts.

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Planning for your 2017 project!

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your 2017 project so if you’re eager to get started, please do get in touch! Whilst there are still a few  2016 projects still to print, we always have time to chat about your future plans and help you get a head start🙂 Our new infopack will also be available shortly so you can pre-order your free copy here: allyearbooks.co.uk/infopack

We often have discounts available at the start of each academic year to help you make great savings so it’s worth getting in touch as soon as you have a new team in place!  We can also copy over layouts and designs from your 2016 project to your 2017 one too so you can save time as well as money. If you’ve just finalised your project and want to impart your wisdom to next years organiser, do also pass on our contact details and we’ll be happy to help.

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Making summer camp books

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If you’re lucky enough to be spending the holidays at summer camp this year, you’ll probably have loads of funny memories and stories to share with friends and family.  If any of you are looking to make a book for your 2016 summer camp then do get in touch as we’d be delighted to help you put this together🙂 Email us on hi@allyearbooks.co.uk for more info and prices!

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Lovely testimonials :)

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It has been a crazy few weeks in the office here as we get those final end of term projects off to print! Thank you to so many members and editors who have taken the time to give us lots of feedback on their experiences this year. We aim to make yearbooking as stress-free as possible and love hearing your ideas – you might have even seen your idea become a new feature already! As we approach the end of term, we’d love to hear from more of you about what you enjoyed (and what you didn’t) and we’ll use this to shape what’s on offer for future editors🙂  Just fill out the short survey that will land in your inbox and you may also find yourself featured on our testimonials page🙂

For those of you still working on your project, we’re still on hand for popular summer, results day and graduation day hand out plans! If you’ve not started your project yet, why not seize the day and get started here: allyearbooks.co.uk/start

Similarly, if you’re looking to get started on your 2017 project, come and say hello🙂 It’s never too early to register your interest and we can get samples and information about our popular early-bird discounts over to you too!

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Theatre school yearbooks

theatreI love theatre school yearbooks! From a print perspective, they always look super smart as everybody includes their super slick high quality head shots (usually in black and white) on their profiles and the performances have been captured wonderfully with high resolution images. It’s marvellous and a thing of beauty🙂

If you’re interested in making a yearbook for your theatre or dance school do pop an email over to us hi@allyearbooks.co.uk

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Making look-a-likes pages :)

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Have you ever noticed how much that girl in your science group looks like Anna Kendrick? Or how Tom’s bleached hair makes him look a bit like Malfoy from the Harry Potter films? If your school is filled with look-a-likes why not incorporate this into your page plan. Be sure to check with people first though and avoid pairing people with images that might cause upset! Saying that Mr Redworth looks like Jabba the Hutt for example probably wont go down all that well so be mindful of this as you create your pages- you don’t want to end up in the headmasters office after all!

So to make this page, all you need to do is create a basic grid layout using the add picture frame button. You can pair frames together so it’s nice and obvious which pairs go together and then use the add title text option to add in the names for each person🙂 Have fun!

the AYB team