School diaries


School Diaries

We design, layout, print & deliver your custom designed student diary

Let’s face it. Diaries are something you have to look at constantly, so why not make them beautiful? Let us make this a reality, as we create a ‘Custom Diary’ that best reflects your school. All pages are customisable, allowing you to include important school information, such as event dates, school rules, and policies.

YOLO will organise all stages of diary production. We will give you helpful advice on binding and covering materials to withstand the toughest school bag bumps and bangs. Plus we can deliver the finished diaries in less than three weeks!

Create a diary that your students will be excited to open every morning, with our ‘Classic Diary’. Choose from a number of pre-designed diary pages that can be adjusted to complement your school. With a custom cover and 20 pages of custom content, our ‘Classic Diary’ truly will reflect your school. This is a great choice if budget is a concern, and if you want a stylish diary with a quick turnaround.

YOLO will organise all stages of the diary production, from the layout of your custom content to print and delivery. The ‘Classic Diary’ is finished off with PUR binding and a soft cover.


Main stages of creating your school diary

01 Design brief

Look at our Pinterest boards and create your own Pinterest board with your design ideas. Fill out the design brief and send it back to YOLO.

02 Design samples

We will create design concepts based on your Pinterest boards and design brief. Give us your feedback and we refine until it is just right.

03 Supply content & page plan

Send YOLO your page plan and all related content by the agreed material due date to keep on schedule.

04 Page layout

YOLO will lay out all supplied text and photos in accordance to your page plan. Your yearbook cover will also be designed and laid out. We will send hard copy proofs to you for proofing.

05 Proofing rounds

Use our editing software to make corrections online, or mark up hard copy proofs with your corrections and return the proofs. We will carry out the corrections and send you a final proof for approval.

06 Printing and delivery

Upon receiving your approval to print, we will carry out our in-house pre-press checks, generate the press-ready file and send it to print. Your diaries will be delivered two weeks later to your school or mail house.


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Student Diary FAQ

  • There are no hidden costs with YOLO and we will make sure to be as transparent as possible throughout your project. You will receive a project estimate prior to commencing, and we will work hard to ensure you the best price for your publication.

  • The minimum time is 3 weeks from receiving the photos and text to delivering a book. However, the average time that most schools choose is 6 weeks as this takes the pressure off the school coordinator, who is the one that checks and returns proofs.

  • PUR binding has a flat spine and uses a much stronger glue so that the pages do not fall out. Soft cover uses a type of card similar in thickness to a business card.


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