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Welcome to Strawbridge Studios Yearbooks! 

We are excited to work with your staff on your next yearbook! Please use the links above to navigate to more information.

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FAQs- View our Frequently Asked Questions about Yearbooks below!

School Yearbook FAQs (25)

  • I would like some information on starting a yearbook with Strawbridge Studios. Who can I contact?
  • Please email with your school name, contact information and times you are available to meet with the representative in your area.

  • Who can I talk to about Yearbook pricing?
  • Our representatives would be more than happy to discuss price options with you.  Please email with your school name and contact information. Our local representative will get you a quote within 24 hours.

  • Who can I speak to about changing my yearbook copy count/page count?
  • You can discuss copy and page count changes with your Account Representative.  The price of each book will change as pages and copies are adjusted.  If you are unsure of who your representative is, please contact our Yearbook Support team at or by calling (800) 889-6092.

  • What is the deadline for yearbook submissions?
  • March 1st is typically the deadline for all yearbook submissions.  The actual deadline is flexible depending on your desired delivery date.

  • How do I keep track of my yearbook orders? How do I know who ordered online?
  • Schools are responsible for keeping track of yearbook sales as yearbook envelopes are turned in. If you are allowing Strawbridge to sell yearbooks online, a Portal will be provided for you to track all online orders. Both softwares have tools available for you to track and manage sales along the way.

  • Can parents order their yearbooks online?
  • If your school has chosen to allow online ordering, parents will be able to order online. We have sales flyers and envelopes available for advertisement upon request.

  • Can parents order yearbooks directly from Strawbridge?
  • The school manages the sale of yearbooks and should be the first point of contact to order yearbooks. If the school has finalized their sale for the year, Strawbridge can provide parents with yearbooks.

  • I’m concerned about selling all of my books. What can we do to increase sales at our school?
  • There are many things you can do to promote yearbook sales at your school:

      • Host an email campaign and/or post the direct link to your communication apps
      • Mention the upcoming yearbook sale deadlines on the morning announcements
      • Hold a cover contest around school to drum up interest for the yearbook
      • Place posters provided by Strawbridge in high traffic areas around the school
      • Send home the order forms provided to the school
      • Display the pages you have designed in a public area dedicated to collecting yearbook money

    If you need more assistance, please contact your yearbook representative.

  • I want to get started on my yearbook right away. How should I get started? Can I start designing my yearbook even if I don’t have my portraits ready online?
  • There are a number of steps you can take to make your yearbook layout process smooth and efficient. We recommend:

    • Fill out the page ladder in your kit to organize the order that your book is going to be laid out. You can start preparing the pages by placing backgrounds, clipart and text on the pages you intend to flow the students on.
    • Make sure you have pictures for each class, club, sport, and organization that you want to dedicate space to in your yearbook. It’s always good to have an activity or a group shot of each class so you can decorate your page with diverse images.
    • Make sure you have extra activity shots and field trip pictures for your montage pages.
    • To keep a book interesting, you will find that you create montage pages to end a section or fill pages in the yearbook
    • Get your hands on a few old yearbooks. They could be from a previous year at your school or yearbooks from other schools in the area. This will give you some ideas and will provide a loose guide to follow while laying out your yearbook.
    • If you have extra pictures and you don’t know if you can use them or where to place them, consider these pictures for your montage pages. You’d be surprised what you can come up with!
    • Organize all your pictures in a structured manner. Create a master yearbook folder on your desktop, then create folders within that master folder for each page in your book. As you collect images, store them in the appropriate folder. Then, when you’re ready to upload your pictures, they’ll fall right into place.
    • Most importantly, make sure you receive and check your Student Directory! The sooner the Student Directory is corrected, the sooner you can start laying out the most important part of the book- your students!
  • I need some help with my yearbook. Does Strawbridge offer one-on-one training?
  • Our yearbook representatives can come by to do an in-person training. You can also contact one our yearbook support members to schedule a webinar. There are numerous tutorials available on our website to assist you in your yearbook design process.

  • Can I make elements in Photoshop and place them in the book?
  • Backgrounds and graphic elements can be created in an alternate software, like Photoshop, and uploaded into the software. Please save these images as RGB color JPGs

  • How do I submit an image to you?
  • If you are having trouble uploading images, please email for assistance.

  • What sort of format should our photos be in for our yearbook?
  • All images should be RGB color JPGs. If you can control your image size, you should set them to 300 DPI and make them 4.5×6 inches, 2241×3000 pixels.

  • When will I receive my portrait CD or be able to view my students in the online layout program?
  • We make sure your original, absentee, and faculty picture days are included in one export. Once the absentee picture day images are submitted to our lab, we upload all of your students to your layout software.

  • Will I be able to use my yearbook portraits for a school function, presentation or website?
  • The provided PSPA images are OK for online use. However, the images are sized down to be used for yearbook portraits only. Printing them any larger than a portrait panel will result in poor print quality. You may want to contact your representative for more information regarding the products and services we can offer.

  • How do I choose my yearbook cover?
  • There are a few options for your yearbook cover. See below:

      • Standard Cover: We provide a number of pre-made designs for you to choose from.  Visit to view and select a standard cover.
      • Create your own: You can design your own cover in the layout software we provide. You can also design your own cover in whichever software you feel comfortable with, but you must submit a PDF that is print ready (11.25×17.25, 1/16th bleed on each side).
      • Custom Cover Design: Submit all digital materials to, and in the subject line of the email, include your school name and the words ‘Yearbook Custom Cover’. One of our talented designers will create a custom cover for you. If you have an idea you would like us to work with, please let us know in your email.

    If you have hard copy materials that need to be scanned, please send them to:

    Strawbridge Studios, Inc.
    Yearbook Department
    3616 Hillsborough Road
    Durham, NC 27705

    We will return all original copies after the yearbook has been printed and delivered.

  • Do you create custom designs for the book? Is that an extra charge?
  • There is no charge for a free custom designed cover by one of our professional designers.  You will receive cutting edge cover design for free, if you choose this option. We highly recommend all hard back customers take advantage of our custom cover service.

  • I really want to create the book with a specific theme. Do you have any artwork or designs that are theme based?
  • We do have a number of themes designed and placed into the software. If there is a desired theme that you do not see, please contact your sales representative to discuss further.

  • What happens after I submit my book?
  • After you submit your yearbook we will begin the proofing and printing process. In most cases, we provide you with a printed copy or digital copy of your book for review and approval before we go to press.

  • How long until I receive my proof?
  • Once the book is submitted it takes approximately 2 weeks to deliver the proof to the school.

  • If I am to receive a hard copy proof, how long will it be until I receive it?
  • Once the book is submitted t Strawbridge, it takes approximately 2 weeks to deliver the proof to the school.

  • Do I have to mail my proof back?
  • No, you may keep your hard copy proof as a reference.  It is not necessary to send your proof back to us.

  • Once my proof is returned, how long until my books arrive?
  • Once the proof is returned to Strawbridge, it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks for softback books to be delivered. Hardback and Perfect Bound books take about 3 to 4 weeks.

  • If the school runs out of books, can more books be ordered?
  • Yes, the school can place an order for more yearbooks. There is no quantity requirement to place a reorder.

  • What sort of format should our yearbook photos be?
  • All images should be RGB color JPGs. If you can control your image size, you should set them to 300 DPI and make them 4.5×6 inches, 2241×3000 pixels.