Archives | 2018

October 09, 2018

Digital Connections – Endsheets

Category: Books Blog

At first glance endsheets appear to be among the simplest components that unite in the constructionof a hard cover book. Endsheets are the deceptively simple element that binds the text pages of a bookto the cover. An endsheet consists of a single sheet of paper with a fold down the middle. If endsheetswere always blank, […]

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September 17, 2018

COVER TIPS

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been used in reference to a yearbook; unfortunately, they are always judged by their covers. A great cover design with an impactful and well-chosen complimentary cover treatment can go a long way in increasing yearbook sales in that year and going forward. The touch […]

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September 13, 2018

Photography Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

  With the start of another school year upon us, we know there will be a whole bunch of new memories to be preserved on the yearbook pages. Great photographs can make all the difference between a ‘so-so’ book and a ‘Great’ book. Candid style photography is the best way to cover the events and […]

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September 10, 2018

YEARBOOK CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION:

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Organization is key in yearbook. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year, but with some important organization in the classroom – you can be well prepared and avoid the stress!   Page Ladder Virtually the most critical piece in your yearbook kit.  Hang the page ladder on the wall and use this to organize […]

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September 07, 2018

PICKING STAFF

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Congratulations! You have taken on the task of being the record keeper of your school’s memories. Setting up your yearbook team is going to be crucial to your success.     Here are a few tips on recruiting staff: Talk to your co-workers. They may recommend students that are great at writing, have a knack […]

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September 07, 2018

THEME: THAT IS THE QUESTION

Category: Yearbooks Blog

This is always a hot topic of conversation during the early days of yearbook, should we or shouldn’t we have a theme? No matter what you decide, the most important thing to remember is consistency. What creates a theme? It’s the look and feel of the book that shows up in the overall visual and […]

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July 26, 2018

IMPRESSIVE BENEFITS WITH NEW LED PRESS

Category: Books Blog

Friesens has purchased a new Manroland 700 Evolution eight-colour perfecting press outfitted with LED printing technology. This press will be an addition to our existing fleet of presses, adding capacity and providing some unique benefits with the introduction of LED ink technology to our capabilities. The press is currently being installed, with anticipated completion at […]

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July 19, 2018

Friesens Corporation Awarded the “Benny” in International Print Competition

Category: Books Blog

Friesens Corporation was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2018 Premier Print Awards, for our entry Portraits of the North, published by Les Editions des Plains.   The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Friesens Corporation received our “Benny” […]

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July 19, 2018

BOOK MANUFACTURING SEMINAR

Category: Books Blog

Friesens held a Book Manufacturing Seminar May 28–30, 2018. We hosted eight participants from Vancouver Island, California, Washington DC, and Alaska. During this intensive three-day seminar, we studied all aspects of producing a book, from initial file preparation through to the final bindery process. Over the course of the three days, we manufactured a book […]

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June 21, 2018

2018 Thank You!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

This week we celebrated another successful spring yearbook season at Friesens! Now I know you are wondering…Why are you celebrating? Isn’t this what you do? Friesens is a yearbook company after all… Well actually, Friesens makes all kinds of books in addition to yearbooks. We’re busy printing trade books, coffee table books, presentation boxes, and […]

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