YBK Quality is Our Passion

Quality printing is synonymous with Varsity Yearbook. We embrace state-of-the art technologies in both offset and digital presses and surround those machines with highly trained operators who are passionate about yearbook. From prepress to the bindery, our quality-control process is second to none.

Take a tour of our Kansas City plant →

Continuous operation

In 1963, Varsity Yearbook began producing yearbooks. Since 2005, our centrally-located plant in Kansas has taken pride in both our offset and digital printing — and a production team passionate about your book’s quality. We are G7 Master Color Certified, an annual review process which ensures color consistency and adherence to the most exacting print production standards.

Central location

Our Midwest location provides more carrier options and negotiating power with suppliers. We pass that savings on to you, and the reduction in carbon emissions benefits us all.

Environmental commitment

We use vegetable-based inks in our presses, work hard to limit waste and spoilage and recycle both paper and the plates used in the printing process. And, our commitment to sustainability extends far beyond yearbook to all of our other products. Our frames are handcrafted in the USA and offer beautiful designs as well as unrivaled value.

People, not bots

All on one team and under one roof, our yearbook management, customer service, tech support, creative art and production personnel work together to help you reach your goals. Our team of more than 25 customer service and technical support experts are just a call or email away and ready to help. 

LOCAL SUPPORT IS HERE

Local territory representatives live where you live. Our reps service a manageable number of accounts, so they can provide personalized attention. And, the majority are true yearbookers and former advisers, so they know exactly how to help you succeed.

Contact your local representative →

ONLY AT VARSITY YEARBOOK

YBK INNOVATIONS 

COVERS AND MORE:

• Laser-cut and split-run cover and endsheets
• An array of cover materials
• Plexiglass covers
• Cover flap “Trapper-keepers”
• Wood, metal or padded covers
• Custom debossing and embossing
• More than 30 grain options
• 19 HJ foil colors and gilded edges
• Bookmark ribbons
• Tip-ons (Cover corners, Metallay, Lenticular, Chenille)

UV COATINGS:

• Gloss and Matte
• Raised Gloss and Matte
• Photochromic and Thermo
• Glow-in-the-dark
• Rough texture
• Glitter (Gold, Silver, Red, Green)

OUR DOORS ARE OPEN

We welcome advisers and students who want to learn more about the design and printing process. Come visit us, and we’ll show you how we create more award-winning books than any other yearbook company.

Contact your local representative to visit →

HIGHEST QUALITY

BENEFITS OF PRINTING

OFFSET PRINTING

• Highest quality and reproduction of photos at large volumes
• Initial set-up includes a few extra steps that help ensure speed at higher quantities
• Wide variety of coatings and inks (mixed based on the Pantone Color System)
• Standard papers/cover materials or special-order options

DIGITAL PRINTING: 

• Fast turn-around for small quantities and/or smaller books
• Great for saddle-stitched supplements
• Affordable option when offset printing isn’t the best choice
• Choice of a soft or hard cover, or a combination of cover types