Archives | 2018

May 17, 2018

5 Fantastic Ways to Engage your Reader!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

An author’s primary objective is to keep the reader’s attention. If unsuccessful, the reader will start to skim the pages or give up and put the book down. Things are not much different in the yearbook world, perhaps with the exception of a single author; we speak of people in terms of Editors, Designers, Writers, […]

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May 11, 2018

New LED Press installation

Category: Books Blog

Friesens Corporation is pleased to announce the purchase of its first LED pres. The press is a 40″ 4/4 perfector press from Manroland. We have a long-standing relationship with Manroland and had before this purchased a 73″ 4/4 press which was installed in 2015. This new LED comes with all the goodies including direct drive […]

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April 19, 2018

10 Top Yearbook Design Rules

Category: Yearbooks Blog

1) Grids for Page Clarity Grids are of different shapes and sizes and are quite flexible to your needs Useful for aligning elements of your page providing a neat, logical design Two, three or four column grids, which works best depends on your page content – more columns are ideal with full page editorial content […]

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March 21, 2018

Industry and Friesens Print Sales Growth for 2017

Category: Books Blog

Industry and Friesens Print Sales Growth for 2017 Unit sales of print books increased in 2017, as indicated by final year end reports. This marks the fourth year of growth for print books. Reports indicate printed book units were up 1.9 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016. That means printed book sales are up […]

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March 21, 2018

New Bookline installed and running!

Category: Books Blog

New Muller Bookline in Action  Those of us at Friesens have sometimes been called “book nerds” . . . the truth is, we are book nerds and we are proud of it. We love books! But, not only do we love to read the books our publisher create, we especially love to make the books. […]

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March 15, 2018

Current Challenges In The Trucking Industry

Category: Books Blog

Recent circumstances have created what some might call a “perfect storm” for trucking companies and purchasers of truck services. Driver shortages, increased demand, winter storms, and the introduction of the new ELD (electronic logging device) have all contributed to supply chain issues throughout North America. And the consequences could be with us for many months […]

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March 10, 2018

Foil Stamping: Things to Consider

Category: Books Blog

Foil Stamping Dies  These dies are most commonly made of magnesium or copper. Magnesium dies are less expensive and can be used for most cover or jacket designs. Copper dies are considerably more costly and are required when the design has fine lines or is more intricate. On rare occasions a brass die is needed, […]

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January 18, 2018

9 Top Yearbook Design Trends for 2018

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Happy New Year! I am a little in shock that it’s 2018 already. I thought the school year just started a minute ago. To get this year started, I thought we should talk about design. What’s happening, what’s new and where are we going. I have found there are differing opinions to what’s happening in […]

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