Yearbook Colophon Generator

What is a yearbook colophon?

A colophon is a statement, placed at the end of a publication (not just yearbooks!) that provides information about its authorship and printing. In a yearbook, it typically includes the names of the staff and printer, book specifications, size of the edition and other information about the production of the yearbook.
Not only does it add an extra touch of professionalism and sophistication, but it also serves as a reminder of all the hard work everyone involved in creating your yearbook put into making it happen.

What to include in the colophon?

Your colophon can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like it to be. 

Our generator below includes the following information:

  • adviser & student staff information
  • publisher information
  • support staff 
  • printing details (quantity, materials, fonts, colors)
  • technology used
  • editorial policy
  • thank you’s
  • professional organizations
  • accomplishments

It is up to the yearbook staff how much information they want to include, but generally, the more details you can provide about the publication, the better. 

Where does the colophon go?

Typically at the back of the book, on the last page, staff page, or even the back endsheet.

How to use the yearbook colophon generator

With the help of our yearbook colophon generator, you can quickly and easily create a perfect addition to your yearbook that captures all the details about its production. All you need to do is provide some basic information about your yearbook and we’ll shoot you a PDF with the entire colophon text with your publication’s information. 
Then, all you have to do is copy and paste it into your design software, edit as needed and customize the text to fit perfectly into your design!

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Our mission is to provide advisers with the tools they need (aka resources like this!) to build a thriving journalism program. We work hard to provide these resources for free to teachers, and one way we are able to do that is through brand partnerships. If you’re interested in sponsoring this resource, please reach out to [email protected] for more details!