Tools and Options

Tools and Options

Yearbooks are more than ink on paper. On every page we remember hopes, dreams, friends, teachers, change and learning – who we were and who we have become – all priceless memories that grow more precious in years to come. At Friesens we take pride in helping schools create award-winning yearbooks so that your school memories will last a lifetime. Our employee owners remain dedicated to your success, ensuring that your experience with Friesens is as memorable as those school days we never forget.

Custom Sizes

You have the ability to choose from either of our standard sizes or to create your own.

  • Landscape Yearbooks – Bound on the short edge, creating a horizontal book.
  • Square Yearbooks.
  • Any Size – If you can dream it, Friesens can produce it.

Adobe InDesign

If you choose to build your yearbook using industry standard software, we have a team of InDesign certified staff that can assist you with maximizing the tools and submitting quality files to produce a beautiful yearbook.

Online with ConnectMe

Make the internet work for you with ConnectMe, one of the most advanced online yearbook management systems. Whether you wish to design your yearbook online or submit print-ready PDF files, ConnectMe is your portal to great yearbook tools.

  • Assign, track, and manage your yearbook pages anytime and anywhere.
  • Upload faster and eliminate postage and storage device costs.
  • Design pages from scratch or use award winning design templates.
  • Edit and flow student portraits with ease.


Friesens has many different yearbook cover options and ideas to fit your needs.

  • Stock Designs – choose from dozens of professionally designed school yearbook covers.
  • Features include – Foil stamping, Embossing, Metal inlay, Die-cutting, Slip cases, Dust jackets, Quarter binding, Special materials – leather, suede, printable foil, and many more.

Memory Capsule

Who made the headlines when you were in school?

Look no further than in your school yearbook. The Friesens Memory Capsule is a 16-page supplement for your school yearbook including the latest music, movies, entertainment, TV, sports, and world/national news. Made in conjunction with MacLean’s Magazine this snapshot of the year will help keep your memories alive.

Eco Friendly

Friesens has long been a steward of our environment. We use resources as carefully as possible – reusing and recycling whatever we can. Every school yearbook by Friesens includes recycled paper and cover board, vegetable-based inks and water-based adhesives – all captured in a customized Environmental Benefit Statement in your yearbook.

Did you know?

  • After Friesens printed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 100% post consumer waste paper, author J.K. Rowling insisted all future Harry Potter books be ‘tree free’.

Choose your Own Yearbook Deadlines

Let Friesens work around your yearbook schedule, Friesens customers choose yearbook deadlines that work for them.

Yearbook Kit

When you do your yearbook with Friesens we will provide you with all of the materials you need to get started. This FREE kit includes everything from teaching materials to font ideas.

  • Layout Templates
  • Designs
  • Cover Ideas
  • Theme Ideas
  • Samples
  • ‘How to Make a Yearbook’ Guide
  • Yearbook Advertising Posters
  • Teaching Materials

Sell It

Friesens will also help you to advertise your yearbooks and make sure you have all the tools you need to get students buying. Our in-school sales program includes items such as:

  • Vinyl Banners
  • Posters
  • Letters to Parents
  • Email Promotion
  • A. Announcements
  • And an Online Store.