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Founded 1897
Founder Otto Josten
Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Number of locations
13 facilities in North America
Area served
Products Class rings, yearbooks
Parent The Jarden Corporation

Jostens is an American company providing yearbooks[1][2] and class rings[3] for various high schools and colleges as well as championship rings for sports,[4] including the Super Bowl rings.

Jostens also produced photobook products for Disney's PhotoPass photography service offered at Disney theme parks and resorts.[5]

Otto Josten founded the company as a watch-repair business in Owatonna, Minnesota, in 1897.[6] As well as its headquarters near Minneapolis and operational offices in Owatonna, Jostens has facilities in Calgary, Alberta; Clarksville, Tennessee; Denton, Texas; Eagan, Minnesota; Laurens, South Carolina; Norman, Oklahoma; Sedalia, Missouri; Shelbyville, Tennessee; State College, Pennsylvania; Topeka, Kansas; Visalia, California; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

On October 14,2015 The Jarden Corporation reached a deal to buy Jostens' parent company Visant Holding Corporation for $1.5 billion.[7]

In mid 2013, Jostens released the yearbook industry's first iPad app at the National Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention in San Francisco.[8]


  1. ^ Farhad Manjoo (28 May 2013). "Most Likely to Succeed". Slate Magazine. The Slate Group. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Ki Mae Heussner (25 September 2012). "With $3.6M, TreeRing revives the yearbook for the Facebook generation". GigaOM. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Barmash, Isadore (2003). A Not-So-Tender Offer. Beard Books. p. 23. ISBN 1-58798-171-8. 
  4. ^ Harmon, Michael (2005). The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Sports. Indy Tech Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 0-7906-1313-1. 
  5. ^ Hooper, Michael (January 27, 2007). "Jostens Inc. partners with Disney". Topeka Capitol-Journal. .
  6. ^ "Jostens Investor Information". 
  7. ^ Picker, Leslie (2015-10-14). "Jarden Reaches Deal to Buy Jostens for $1.5 Billion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  8. ^ "Jostens Introduce Educational iPad App". 

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