History of the Yearbook

The History of the Yearbook

Feb 12th 2016

Did you know the yearbook was the original social network? Dating back to the 1800’s, the yearbook got its start with an American photographer named George K. Warren. Using different photographic technology, Warren would use a single negative to produce many images. He sold multiple images to college students and encouraged them to share pictures with one another. Students would consolidate and bind all of their images together in a single album by a book binder. As the decades rolled on, printing and binding advanced and the yearbook became more elaborate.

For a long time, yearbooks were printed using offset, or analog, printing equipment. This allowed for longer and cheaper runs for the printer. In time, digital production began to revolutionize the industry allowing for on-demand printing and less start-up costs.

Why choose Blossom? All of our yearbooks are printed in-house utilizing the latest and greatest in digital print technology. We’re sticklers about quality, and our digital presses live up to even the highest expectations. The best part about digital printing with Blossom? No minimum order quantities and cost savings passed on to our customers! With a more affordable yearbook solution, we don’t see the yearbook becoming a part of history…just starting a new chapter!

Are you ready to start your yearbook? We’re ready to help!! Design online or contact your friendly Design Specialist today by live chat, phone 1-800-893-8902, email us at [email protected], or request a quote today!

Historical Reference Credit: http://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2010/06/03/127412786/yearbooks