Archives | 2017

November 19, 2017

MÜLLER MARTINI BOOKLINE

Category: Books Blog

Friesens Corporation has a long history of running Kolbus equipment in both our book and web divisions. This has included encasing lines, perfect binding lines, casemaking equipment, and even a brief experience with sewing machines. It has been a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Kolbus. This past year Friesens began discussions about upgrading to […]

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November 17, 2017

FRIESENS IS A BIG WINNER AT THE 2017 PIA AWARDS COMPETITION

Category: Books Blog

Friesens was the recipient of eleven awards at the 2017 Print Industries of America (PIA) competition. Every year we have the pleasure of working on some amazing projects. This year was no exception. Each year we submit multiple entries of the best work we do, and each year one of the most difficult decisions for […]

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November 15, 2017

FRIESENS RECIEVES “BEST OF SHOW” AWARD

Category: Books Blog

  Friesens is pleased to be the recipient of five Canadian Print Awards including Best of Show for all entries. To receive that many awards and to come away with Best of Show is a real honour and humbling considering the many great printers we have in Canada. We of course are only one piece […]

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November 15, 2017

Top 15 Ideas to Sell more Yearbooks

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Are you having trouble selling yearbooks? It isn’t easy in the world of instant images, instant memories, and everyone having their own camera to sell yearbooks. Let me assure you with planning and a bit of work it is possible. Here are 15 ideas to help you create interest or the proverbial buzz to help […]

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November 10, 2017

Anthem Plus Paper

Category: Books Blog

Recently, we made a decision to expand our category of coated papers in our “house” inventory paper portfolio. We have been stocking just two coated papers for many years, and decided to add a third option on a limited basis: Anthem Plus (Gloss and Satin). Up to now, we have held inventory of the following: […]

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November 07, 2017

The November Yearbook To-Do List

Category: Yearbooks Blog

I’m not sure about you, but for some reason it feels like the days are passing by a little too quickly. I was just getting used to it being the middle of October and it’s over! What?! Let’s slow things down a bit okay. So, what should be occupying your mind right now? Here is […]

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November 01, 2017

LEGACY OF GREEN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE BOOK AT A TIME

Category: Books Blog

Recently I was asked about what we at Friesens are doing to be a good steward of our environment. A variety of things in relation to our company, our community, and our industry were discussed. I was reminded of the importance of partnering with suppliers who understand our vision and values in this area, and […]

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October 16, 2017

6 Easy Steps to Complete your Yearbok Portrait Pages

Category: Yearbooks Blog

During the fall months, one of your main focuses for your yearbook project is managing your portraits! As portraits are often the least exciting aspect of yearbook, it’s best to complete that part as early as you can! Or as I like to put it, “get it out of the way”. On top of that, […]

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October 05, 2017

21 Best Yearbook Terms You Should Know

Category: Yearbooks Blog

1. BLEED Layout, type or pictures that extend beyond the trim marks on a page. Illustrations that spread to the edge of the paper without margins are referred to as “bled off”. 2. BODY COPY The main text of the work but not including the headlines. 3. CANDID A photo that records action without the […]

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September 28, 2017

Yearbook Cover Inspiration

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Now that you have your theme picked out, you need to think about your cover design. Most of the time picking a theme and coming up with your cover work hand in hand. So hopefully I have caught you early enough to help with some cover ideas. Here are some of the cover submissions from […]

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