I’ve put together a list of Frequently asked questions that we get at schoolyearbooks.ie, Hopefully they can answer any questions that you might have, If you can’t find the answer that your looking for here just drop us an E-mail and we will be happy to help.
Q: How much will it cost to print our yearbooks?
Our yearbooks start at €18 for soft cover books up to 48 pages (minimum order of 10 books) and the hard cover option adds €4 per book. If you need more pages, our online yearbook creator shows you the complete cost of printing and delivery per book at all times with no hidden charges.
You can set the sale price of your yearbook to include a contribution, the amount of which you decide. Example: 80 books cost €18 each to produce. Simply set the sale price of the book at €22 and raise €320 (€4 X 80) for the school. Please note: the minimum order is for 10 yearbooks.
Take the stress and hassle out of collecting orders as well as payments for your yearbook. Use the Parent Payment Portal to allow both parents and students to go online, order and pay for their yearbooks and we will deliver them to your school. It takes two minutes to set up and it is so easy to use. Payments are processed securely using Stripe.
Q: How long does it take?
When you finish designing your yearbook and a Principal or Teacher has provided written sign off, production and delivery takes approx. 10 working days.
It’s important that you allow enough time to complete and order your yearbook, so to make it easy we have included a helpful reminder that will let you know how much time you have. Before you begin, set your required delivery date and the reminder will deduct those 10 working days required for production and delivery.
Q: How much does delivery cost?
Delivery by courier for the entire order to a single address in Ireland is free of charge.
Q: What size are the yearbooks?
All of our yearbooks are A4 size.
Q: What are the options?
All A4 inside text and photos pages are printed on high quality 160gm paper and the soft covers are printed on 300gm card and gloss laminated for extra durability. We have three binding options to suit your needs and budget.
Also referred to as stapled or saddle stitched, the pages and cover are folded together and bound with staples. Magazines are made using this process. For this type of binding the pages must be in multiples of 4 and there is a maximum of 96.
Perfect binding is the most popular binding method. The pages are glued into your cover. For perfect bound yearbooks the only criteria is you must have a minimum of 70 pages.
For an even more durable yearbook we can produce your book in hardback format. This is where the inside pages are encased in a printed hardboard cover. For hardback yearbooks you need a minimum of 50 pages. The cost of a hardcover is an additional €4 per book.
Q: Can I draw a picture and put it on the cover.
This option is not available at the moment with the current cover designs. If you want to put a scan of a hand drawn cover on your yearbook just email it to us along with your OLB number once you have placed your order and we will make a cover for you based on that.
Q: Some of the covers at the moment say 2020 will this come out in printing or will it say the current year.
This is just how they look online at the moment (We are working on getting them changed). When they are going to print we will change them to the current year.
Q: When and how do we pay?
Once you have placed your order you will be take to a payment screen. The full amount must be paid at this point before your yearbook will go to print.
Q: Can we get one printed copy of the book first before we place the order?
We are not able to print 1 copy of the book as our minimum print run is 10. You can print off a proof copy yourself at any stage of the process by clicking ‘Menu and Help’ and download insides/cover file. We do send a pdf proof via email once you have placed the order also for final sign off before we send to print.
Q: Are there any discounts available for order over 100 books?
Discounts are not available on yearbooks as we already have our pricing set quite competitive for the high quality product that we produce.
Q: What are the dimensions for the two photo profiles as our photographer is going to fit the photo’s to the size we need.
The small photos on the layout they are using are 52.5mm square. At 300 dpi that’s 620 pixels by 620 pixels minimum, but larger is ok too.
Q: how to delete pages as there are extra pages in our book we don’t need?
To delete pages, go to Menu and Help > View a flat plan. Pages can be deleted and moved here (see below).
Q: If I don’t put a photo in a picture frame will the box come out on the final print.
No,The empty box will not show on the final print. You will just see the background of the page as if there is nothing there. You can download a PDF proof at any time to see how this will look.
Q: Regarding the text boxes – how many characters are allowed per text box?
If you are using the invite students feature, you should set the text size to “small” initially and then adjust when all the text has been imported. Safer this way.
Text should not run beyond the outlines boxes, if it starts running beyond these boxes the programme will automatically make the text smaller so keep this in mind if you want all of your text to be the same size.