Archives | 2019

September 17, 2019

2019 Pantone Colour of the Year

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Drumroll please…the Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral!  In the words of The Pantone Colour Institute Living Coral 16-1546 is vibrant, yet mellow, that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding […]

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September 17, 2019

Classroom Organization

Category: Yearbooks Blog

 Organization is the key to making it through the year. It may seem overwhelming at the start of the year but with some simple tools, you can be well prepared and avoid the stress.  1)     Plan It! – Found in your yearbook kit allows you to keep all important information in one place. […]

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September 17, 2019

Fall Photography Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The stunning beauty of fall can provide amazing backdrops for outdoor photos before the weather turns cold and activities and events move inside. 1.     Use a polarizer for richer colours.  Polarizers create richer colours, can add contrast to an image and can eliminate glare from glass and water.  You can control the level […]

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September 17, 2019

What is Yearbook

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The word Yearbook encompasses so much.  It is a project that spans the entire school year and is the only record of what took place.  Whether this is your first year or you have been a part of the yearbook team for many years, you have committed to creating a book that people will keep […]

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September 05, 2019

QUALITY ASSURANCE LEADER

Category: Books Blog

Friesens has a long-standing history of quality initiatives, including most recently the Continuous Improvement Initiative, led by Vern Bergen. I am excited that Friesens has created this important initiative in our never-ending desire to get better at what we do and to increase the speed at which we improve. I have just been promoted to […]

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September 05, 2019

SKIP THE LINES WITH FRIESENS MYBOOKS TOOL

Category: Books Blog

MyBooks is Friesens’ online site developed for publishing professionals who want to save time and have instant access to information and tools for managing projects. We are pleased to provide this tool to serve our customers in meaningful ways. Who likes waiting in line? The reality is we all have to wait at times, but […]

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September 05, 2019

PROJECT MANAGEMENT—CUSTOMER PROJECT SPECIALIST

Category: Books Blog

We recently changed the title of our CSR (Customer Service Representative) to CPS (Customer Project Specialist) Team. It reflects what we do in the way of working with you and managing your projects here at Friesens. They are your primary contact while your project is being produced. Please remember that they are just a phone […]

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June 27, 2019

CAPITAL PLANS AND BUILDING PLANS FOR 2019

Category: Books Blog

2018 was a heavy capital year for Friesens and this continues in 2019. Some equipment is already installed, and other equipment has been ordered and is scheduled for installation later this year. Let’s begin with the big news. Friesens is expanding. We will be adding 35,000 sq. feet to the west side of our existing […]

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June 17, 2019

Top 11 Rules of Typography Design

Category: Yearbooks Blog

I have heard people say, choosing fonts is the easy part of design. Personally that isn’t the experience I have had or seen others have. Typography is very important as far as yearbook design goes, and diving deeper into the world of fonts, typefaces, and all the components is hugely beneficial when making your selection. […]

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June 17, 2019

High-Fidelity Printing On Uncoated Paper

Category: Books Blog

We continue to see a growing number of high-fidelity art books, photography books, cookbooks, etc., on uncoated papers. While every job is treated with the same care, expertise, and attention to detail, we do know that certain markets/projects and customers have different needs and expectations. In general, the term “high-fidelity” colour describes a variety of […]

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