Your yearbook cover needs to "say it all" in one design statement. Your cover should motivate people to WANT to see what's inside. Whoever said you can't judge a book by it's cover, certainly couldn't have been talking about yearbooks! There are many options available to you when making decisions about yearbook covers. The most common is a four color printed cover.
If you'd like to add a little 'flair' to your four color cover, you can add some color foil and/or embossing.
Leatherette covers are often a more "traditional" look, but by using graphics that have a more modern edge, your cover can still be as unique as your student body!
If you really like bells and whistles, a leatherette cover with foil imprint and embossing may be just the cover for you.
Not all publishing companies offer all of the options mentioned above. When choosing who to print with, it's important to find out if they can provide your school with the options you'd like to see in a finished product. It's also important to find out if adding options to your cover will add cost or production time!
Speaking of time...it's time for another checklist! December is right around the corner and we want to make sure our readers are staying on task!
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Stay warm and happy yearbooking!
The Idea Garden Team