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Itís March: Time to Plan Yearbooks!

The calendar has flipped to March – can it really be yearbook season again? You bet! Graduating seniors want their last yearbook in hand well before they receive their diploma. Make it happen by starting yearbook planning as early as possible.

Pease Bindery recognizes the budget constraints many school systems have this year. To balance your economy and efficiency needs with the strength and durability every yearbook requires, consider these design and production tips:

Smyth Sewing vs. PUR Adhesive Binding
Smyth sewing is the traditional binding choice for yearbooks. The Smyth sewing process involves weaving threads through the spines of gathered and folded signatures to create the book block. Yearbooks must be crafted to last a lifetime. The use of thread makes Smyth sewing the most durable binding style available.The layflat capabilities of Smyth sewn yearbooks also allows them to be opened completely flat without compromising spine strength.

PUR (polyurethane reactive) adhesive binding can be a more economical binding solution. PUR is the strongest, most durable bookbinding adhesive available. It is specifically used to adhere coated paper and pages heavily covered with ink and UV and aqueous coatings.

Planning Tip: Consider Layout Differences – Signatures for adhesive binding are ground or milled at the spine to expose paper fiber for maximum glue adhesion. Smyth sewn signatures are sewn right through the fold with no grind-off. Differences such as these require signatures to be prepared for one binding style or the other. Involve Pease Bindery early in your yearbook planning to help you determine the right binding style.

Case Binding Options
Enclosing the text block in a hard cover is a must for every yearbook.When creating a case, wrap material such as printed andlaminated paper is turned over and glued to a binder’s board. Endsheetsplay a critical role in case bound books, as they’re the link between the book block and the case. Printed or plain endsheets can be specified. For yearbooks, white endsheets offer an additional benefit: Plenty of space for collecting the signatures and notes of classmates.

In addition to printed paper, yearbook cases can be covered with a variety of distinctive materials. Book cloth and imitation leather are popular choices resulting in a stately, academic appearance. Decoration options such as foil stamping and debossing allow school names and logos to appear prominently. These techniques can also be used to personalize each yearbook with the recipient’s name.

The Pease Bindery Advantage
This is our time of year at Pease Bindery! With our complete range of binding, case making and decoration capabilities, we are your single source for yearbook planning and production. Contact us today to get started on yearbooks designed to thrill their owners for years to come.

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