Custom Yearbook Cover Requirements • Inter-State Studio

Custom Yearbook Cover Requirements

Turn a Photograph, Artwork or your own Custom Design into your custom yearbook cover. This page is your go-to resource for size requirements, design spec and how to submit your artwork for your yearbook cover.

Let’s get started designing your Custom Yearbook Cover!

CUSTOM COVER DESIGN SPECS

Your CUSTOM YEARBOOK COVER FILES must meet our minimum resolution requirements before it can be successfully uploaded. Your final file that will be uploaded to Cover Design Studio (our easy to use Cover Upload Program) will need to be:

19 x 12.5 inches at 300 dpi – or – 5700 pixels x 3750 pixels

Please remember Cover Design Studio is not a custom cover creation tool, but is only used to upload your final cover file for publication. This gives you the opportunity and flexibility to design your custom cover in the software program you are most comfortable using like Photoshop or InDesign.

If your final file does not meet the requirements listed above it will not pass the resolution check when you submit your final file in Cover Design Studio. This is to ensure your cover prints with the best quality!

OVERLAY DESIGN TEMPLATES

It is important before you begin designing your cover that you download two overlay templates that we have designed for your ease. These two overlays can be applied directly into your design program as a layer within your document.

The overlays will give a visual of areas that might be cut off, wrapped or covered up by your student name and/or image personalization selection. Click the buttons below to download.

Once you click on the buttons above, right-click and save the image to your computer. You can then add as a layer into the design program you are using.

COPYRIGHT REMINDER WHEN DESIGNING YOUR COVER

COYRIGHT REMINDER WHEN DESIGNING YOUR COVER

Books, magazines, movies, sports logos and video games are all great resources for ideas, but remember they are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws.

Use your creativity to adapt your favorite layouts, characters and other design ideas to create something completely new and original to you!

If you would like to use someone else’s work in your yearbook that is protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, you MUST obtain permission to use the materials on your yearbook or cover. Please send a copy of the permission letter to your Inter-State Representative.

Images To Avoid Using In Your Yearbook

Professional Sports Logos

Disney Clip Art

Dr Seuss Clip Art

Images or Characters from Movies

Video Game Backgrounds and Characters

Cartoons

STUDENT NAME AND IMAGE PERSONALIZATION SELECTION

When using the Student Name and Image Personalization overlay, you will notice you have three location options to select from. You have the freedom to choose the location for personalization by selecting A, B, C or None that works best with your design.

SUBMITTING YOUR CUSTOM COVER FILE

Once you are completely satisfied with your custom cover you are ready to start the uploading process to submit your design to Inter-State Studio!

Your final custom cover files needs to be a SINGLE PAGE document for uploading and submitting. It must also be in one of the following formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PDF or PNG.

To start the uploading and submitting process visit our Cover Design Studio. Your username and password will be provided to you by Inter-State Studio or your Inter-State Representative.

When accessing the site we recommend the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari or Vivaldi.

Once logged in you will follow the prompts to get upload and submit your cover.

NEED HELP?

If you have any questions, concerns or issues with the creation, uploading or submitting process please contact your Sales Representative or Inter-State Tech Support at (888) 823-6957.