Archives | 2020

September 18, 2020

Theme: A Guide to Covering the Basics

Category: Yearbooks Blog

During the early stages of yearbook creation, the subject of a theme may arise, along with the inevitable question: should a theme be used this year? What are the requirements, benefits and journey involved?  Before you start down that long and winding road, there are several factors to consider. Just as you are defined by […]

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August 19, 2020

The Importance of Literacy

Category: Books Blog

How would you define literacy? Most people would say that it is the ability to read and write ….and that would be true according to a simple dictionary definition. But literacy is more about the substance behind learning the alphabet and forming sentences. It is a powerful tool, and when used effectively, it enables us […]

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August 19, 2020

Enhanced Experience for MyBooks Users

Category: Books Blog

Ryan Hildebrand, Canadian Sales Manager MyBooks is our online customer portal for managing projects. We continue to develop new tools and provide updates to improve our customers’ experience when using MyBooks. In the past few months, we have made some changes. Following is a list of updates made in recent months: 1. Cover templates – […]

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August 19, 2020

Create Memorable Covers with our new MGI JETvarnish & Foil Machine

Category: Books Blog

Scott Sinnett, U.S. Sales Manager We are excited to announce that a new Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution (UV) machine was installed at Friesens in May. This second JETvarnish machine is adding more capacity to the MGI JETvarnish machine we installed two years ago in our cover decorating department. We are already running live […]

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July 24, 2020

Friesens’ Response to COVID-19

Category: Books Blog

Chad Friesen, CEO “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” – Charles Swindoll. I’ve thought about this quote often over the last few months. In  early  March,  when  we  accepted  that  COVID-19  would  spread  across  North  America,  our  lives  started  to  change  rapidly.  The  weeks  that  followed  were  […]

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July 24, 2020

What’s Happening in Friesens Marketing?

Category: Books Blog

Odia Reimer, Corporate Marketing Manager Change  is  afoot  at  Friesens,  and  if  you  have  been  following  our story over the years, this is not a new thing for us. We are always shifting and changing to adapt to what is happening in the print landscape. Along with new equipment, one of the more recent changes […]

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July 07, 2020

Book Your Book

Category: Books Blog

There are numerous benefits and rewards to booking in advance, or making reservations for vacations, business trips or celebrating a special occasion. Generally speaking, a person can save much time, increase organizational efficiency, and decrease stress by booking these events early. The same standard holds true when thinking about the right time to have your […]

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June 22, 2020

Open for Business

Category: Books Blog

In keeping with the physical distancing rules that have become almost common-place, Friesens has continued operations throughout these challenging times, but doing so in compliance with government regulations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As employee-owners we have not treated this pandemic lightly and have not only considered the physical well-being of our fellow employees, but also […]

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June 22, 2020

Don’t Stand So Close to Me – New Pandemic Novel

Category: Books Blog

Author Eric Walters has tackled the pandemic world head on, as we are experiencing it right now. His new book Don’t Stand So Close to Me took 41 days to write, edit and publish focusing on all things pandemic: remote learning, physical distancing, quarantining, and the closing of all non-essential services. One thing that has […]

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June 22, 2020

Adapting to Book Launches – in a Virtual Way

Category: Books Blog

There is one guarantee in life – nothing stays the same – and we must be constantly willing to readjust and adapt to our surroundings. This truth has never been more obvious than right now, during this global pandemic. Regarding the book printing industry, the pandemic has created chaos in the retail environment and led […]

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