- Year in review supplement, sewn into your book
- Extra autograph pages
- Extra ribbon markers
- Add aqueous coating to images on your pages
- Personalized endsheets or title page
- Change paper stocks to one of our exotic paper options
- Tree-free bamboo paper stock – the new evolution in yearbook publishing, exclusively from FutureBook.
- Imagine, a tree-free yearbook, one that will last a lifetime featuring your images and graphics in stunning detail, all while preserving the environment that much more. You can decide if you would like to print your entire book with bamboo stock, or simply a signature of pages. Read more about using bamboo paper stock in your yearbook
With FutureBook your yearbook literally can talk to you
The MovieBook is a traditional (at least to FutureBook’s standards) yearbook with a screen and soundboard BUILT RIGHT INTO YOUR YEARBOOK. That’s right, your yearbook has all the texture and pages you rely on, but it also has a video component included. Our exclusive MovieBook comes standard with 1 GB of storage on a micro SD card, three unique channels, stereo sound, a lithium rechargeable battery with cable and even a headphone port. Each channel can be up to 15 minutes in length, with the content created at the school.
What might you do with this technology? For starters, you know all the social media videos and images you share; content that never makes it into the yearbook? Where might it go in ten, five or even two years? We have no control on whether the platforms (and our precious memories) will be accessible. Move your viral (and not so viral) videos and images to one channel in the MovieBook. Another channel can be dedicated to Senior prom and other events related to the graduating class. Maybe your team makes it to State, or even beyond? Celebrate their accomplishments with their own channel. Perhaps you deliver your yearbook in the spring, and so miss out on a few key events, these can be summarized in a channel. Does your yearbook deliver in the fall, with limited opportunity to share around for autographs and final notes? Leave one channel available for self-reflection and well-wishes from friends and staff.
Ultimately, like your yearbook, the FutureBook MovieBook is yours to design as you see fit. It can be as creative and detailed as you like, with full sound and motion, or you can create photo slideshows with images that didn’t make into the yearbooks. If you leave a channel empty, the students can upload whatever content they deem most important. Take your yearbook to the next level by including the MovieBook in either the front cover, the back cover or the GradBox. A great feature is that you can choose how many yearbooks include the MovieBook – it does not have to be your entire order, but only a minimum of 25!
Featured on KYTX, CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas, Van High’s yearbook came to life with the MovieBook, created and produced by FutureBook yearbooks!
You’ve made it. You’re at the end of your school career. Let’s separate this year from the rest. Keep your Senior yearbook in pristine condition with the FutureBook GradBox. In truth, every student at your school can have the GradBox if they so choose – in that case, it may simply be known as a book box to all of the undergrads! By providing the GradBox only to the Seniors who receive their yearbook, you’ll be giving them one final gift for all of their efforts undertaken at school. The GradBox, just like your yearbook cover, can be designed as you see fit, in a variety of textures and materials. We suggest adding in photo corners to keep a copy of either your diploma or your Senior photo tucked inside. Your nameplate on the front will make this box personalized just for you. A beautiful keepsake to ensure your most important yearbook stays safe with you.
As we can provide you with a variety of trim sizes, why not explore other publishing options within your school or organization? Most commonly produced for Seniors, FutureBook’s exclusive MiniBook allows you to print a small-format book to accompany your main school yearbook. Orders can be as small as 30 copies for existing customers. We suggest small page counts, and starting with a trim size of 5 ½” x 8 ½”. FutureBook regularly produces MiniBooks for individual clubs on campus, literary magazines, Senior features, spring events and campus-specific groups.
FutureBook schools most commonly design their yearbook with Adobe InDesign, the graphic industry standard for design and layout. Along with InDesign, students are likely to use tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge to take their yearbooks to the next level. Not only do the FutureBook representatives train and assist with Adobe products throughout the year, your class will be provided with a complete curriculum based on the InDesign model, including student workbooks. Along with curriculum, you’ll have hundreds of InDesign templates at your disposal. If an online solution is what you and your team are after, FutureBook will set you up with a license with one of our two yearbook creation providers. Choose from YearbookFusion by LumaPix, or Pixami’s YearbookPro. We will help you determine the best fit for your team, and will provide you with training and support along the way.
Yearbook excellence hinges on both the quality of the photographic images and the yearbook team’s understanding of yearbook design – which is why FutureBook Yearbooks provides customers with the cutting-edge tools necessary for your school to produce its best yearbook ever. By partnering with companies like Canon, Tinkerine 3D Printers and SMART Technologies, FutureBook’s Awards Program has delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cameras, 3D printers, SMARTboards and peripheral equipment to our yearbook customers. The Awards Program entitles customers to a technology allowance, allowing you to purchase your preferred brand of equipment for the production of your yearbook. The purpose of FutureBook’s Awards program is to upgrade your yearbook production tools and teaching technology every year – so you can create the best possible yearbook every year. If you would like to incorporate the Awards Program into your yearbook production, please let FutureBook know!
Short-run printing by FutureBook
Are you an existing customer, looking to produce a smaller book for a specific group in or around your school? Or perhaps you would like to switch publishers to work with FutureBook, yet run orders between 100 and 300 copies. FutureBook’s short-run printing option does allow for smaller schools and organizations to gain many of the benefits of FutureBook’s standard offering. Our standard short-run quality features 80# gloss paper stock, 120 pt cover boards, square-backed binding, head and tail bands, full color printing, and a variety of enhancement options to provide the students with an exquisite package of memories at the end of the year. As your order is smaller, you will benefit from a quicker turnaround, while still maintaining an affordable price-point. We will provide you with the same level of support, either in person or remotely, depending on your location.