How Much Do Yearbooks Cost?

Traditional yearbooks can range from $10 to $100 or more per yearbook, depending on the type and style of the yearbook cover, the number of pages in the yearbook, the quantity of copies ordered and any additional yearbook enhancements. Note: A larger order will usually reduce the unit price.

There are several major components of a yearbook that can have a significant impact on the yearbook price. They are as follows:

  • Yearbook Binding
  • Type of Paper
  • Supplemental Inserts
  • Enhancements & Upgrades

What style, features and enhancements you and the yearbook staff choose for each of the areas listed above can raise or lower the cost of your yearbook. In each category there is usually a standard feature for the yearbook, and a custom or “additional cost” option. Hence, the more “customization” you do, the more it will cost per yearbook.

Yearbook Binding Options

  • Soft Saddle-Stapled Binding or Saddle Stitch Binding ($)
  • Standard Soft Perfect-Bound ($$)
  • Standard Hard Cover Binding ($$$)
  • Smyth Sewn Hard Cover Binding ($$$$)

Different Types of Yearbook Paper

  • 80-lb. or 100-lb. Yearbook Stock Paper
  • Gloss Coated
  • Matte Finish

Common Options for Supplemental Inserts

  • Year in Review
  • Autograph Pages
  • School Sports Highlights
  • Prom
  • Graduation

Enhancements & Upgrades

  • Cover Title Imprint
  • Cover Personalization
  • Leatherette Covers
  • Colored End Sheets
  • Custom Designed End Sheets
  • Inside Cover Color Printing
  • Lamination
  • Die-Cutting
  • Spot UV Treatment
  • Embossing and Debossing
  • Foil Stamping
  • Lenticular Printed Covers
  • Head and Foot Bands

Here’s a Tip….

When choosing a yearbook printing company, be sure to find out what services your yearbook representative will personally provide and what you will receive from the yearbook publisher. It is also recommended that you get to know your yearbook representative as he or she knows the various yearbook plans and options, as well as pricing that applies for each. As you make a decision, he or she will serve as an important resource and can show you samples of yearbooks and explain the many special yearbook features available.

There are many different types of yearbook publishing and printing companies to choose from. If you would like to get a FREE yearbook quote, please contact us at YearbookLife or fill out our Request a FREE Quote form.

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