Yearbook Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are your prices so much cheaper than other Yearbook Companies?
A: Unlike most other Yearbook Companies we are trade book printers (we also print for other Yearbook companies). And because we print in-house our Yearbook prices are therefore very competitively priced. So confident are we in our pricing that we will beat any other like for like UK Yearbook Company price by 20%.
Q: How quickly do you deliver?
A: Printing in-house we provide a very fast and efficient service. Our average dispatch time is 5 to 7 working days from proof approval. At peak times of the year this can increase to 2 weeks so we always suggest letting us know if you are planning on ordering a yearbook so we can book it into our Production Schedule to guarantee delivery when you need them.
Q: How do we create the cover?
A: This sample book has guides to help you create artwork for your cover. However we also understand not everyone has the software or expertise to create stunning cover artwork so if required we will create your Cover for you for FREE.
Q: What sizes can I have?
A: Our premium yearbooks are A4 Portrait like this sample, but we also print cheaper smaller B5 and A5 yearbooks. The majority of our school yearbooks are A4 Portrait but we also offer Square and Landscape versions in all sizes.
Q: What is the minimum and maximum page count I can have in our yearbook?
A: For Hardback and Softback books 32 pages is the minimum page count otherwise they are too thin to bind. You can have up to 300 pages. Saddle stitched booklets can be as small as 16 pages and go up to 48 pages.
Q: What format do I send my yearbook to you in?
A: If you don’t wish to use our online Yearbook Design Software and want to have full offline control of your yearbook we would suggest using Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Publisher. Once your yearbook is ready just output it as a print ready high resolution PDF file with 3mm bleed plus crop marks. If you struggle with this you can send us the packaged InDesign or Publisher files with all associated graphics, fonts and links by www.wetransfer.com or send them to us on a memory stick.
Q: What can we put inside our yearbook?
A: We hope this guide and our website provide you some helpful examples and suggestions and our Online Yearbook Design Software has lots of Templates, Layouts, Backgrounds and ClipArt to assist you. But we can only give you suggestions and your yearbook is your yearbook so let your creativity run wild.
Q: What is your minimum quantity?
A: Our minimum order is very simple, there is no minimum order quantity and you can order just 1 yearbook if you wish. However the cost per yearbook goes down the more you order so to make it an economical exercise we would advise ordering at least 10 yearbooks.
Q: What software do you recommend we use to create our yearbook?
A: If you wish to work offline we recommend using Adobe InDesign which is the world’s leading professional design software. But we understand not everyone has access to this and Mircosoft Publisher which comes with Microsoft Office is a popular and adequate alternative. Please ensure you set up the master document with 3mm bleed when you create it.
Q: How much is delivery?
A: Delivery of your main run and the printed proof is FREE. For re-orders and re-prints of quantities less than 10 yearbooks delivery is £12.
Q: Can ASK design our yearbook?
A: Yes we can, but this will have additional costs. Our aim is make your yearbook as competitively priced as possible, which is why we’ve created lots of sample layouts and templates in both InDesign & Publisher to both help you and inspire you..
Q: Can we see a printed sample of our book before we order?
A: This sample book gives a good demonstration of our binding and yearbook printing quality. However to make sure you have not missed anything we also provide a FREE printed proof (if time allows) before printing the main run, but this is only after ordering.
Q: If we run out of yearbooks can we re-order?
A: Yes, we hold all artwork on file for three years. Re-prints need to be ordered in multiples of 2 and we hold the same price per Yearbook for re-prints as the initial price per yearbook.
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