Yearbooks for secondary schools, universities and colleges worldwide produce yearbooks as mementos which should last for years. It is one of the few books that people will keep hold of their entire life and will be with you from your journey from childhood to adulthood.
This means the quality of the yearbook should extend much further than the words inside. The book must be printed on high quality materials that have the longevity required to enjoy the contents for years to come.
Yearbook features to look out for
There are several factors that you must consider when picking a yearbook printing company which will ultimately determine the final quality of your printed products. Firstly you must enquire as to the equipment they are using. Digital yearbook printing is the much preferred method because of the efficiency and quality of the printing. Ask about the quality of their printing facilities and ask for examples to see what the finished article will look like.
Ask about the quality of the finish. This includes colour balancing, the cutting, stitching and binding. Stitching leads to a stronger product - vital when aiming for products with longevity, as the binding is always the first to go and pages often come away from the seams. There are also options for soft cover options which do have as aesthetic appeal but hard covers will be more durable and are a bit harder wearing.
Furthermore, look into your customisation options. Some yearbook printing companies only offer an out of the box services with very little customisation features. You may want to use different themes for different students or even customise right down to the student. It’s in your best interest to seek these companies out as they will often go the extra mile to provide you a solution which is tailored to your exact needs. At the same time don’t go overboard with the customisation features and this can eat away a large part of your budget.
As an additional option, think about adding extra end sheets to your yearbook. This will give students the chance to hand write extra comments that the user can look back on in the years to come and remember fond memories. This is also great for contact details. Do your price comparisons and your good to go. Start with Orbital Print, who supply cost effective yearbook printing using high quality digital printing. Visit www.orbitalprint.co.uk or call 01795 415144.