Archives | 2021

July 07, 2021

Working with Inserts, Foldouts, and Gatefolds

Category: Books Blog

By Ralph Hamm, Customer Service Manager Inserts have been a practical and efficient way for customers to include a smaller section or sections of photos in a book that is primarily text. We also see customers consolidate process images into an insert in titles where the pagination contains B&W images and text in order to […]

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July 06, 2021

Familiar Tools

Category: Books Blog

by Brad Schmidt, Colour Technical Support Specialist In the past few articles I have explored new software and its potential as an alternative to the more established programs. I have also looked at updates to our website and specifically the expansion of available ICC profiles on our website. I have already seen the fruits of […]

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July 06, 2021

Places We Sell

Category: Books Blog

By Elizabeth Cleveland, Midwest Sales Representative Hello! As a continuation of this series in our newsletter, I’m thrilled to be writing from Minneapolis during a period in history we will look back on as “the one when we were (nearly) set free.” What a year! 2020 brought many challenges for sure, but also a few […]

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July 06, 2021

New Prepress Workflow

Category: Books Blog

By Wally Thiessen, Prepress Manager The most exciting aspects about having the opportunity to work in prepress all these years is how we use technology and how our work continues to evolve. There is always another opportunity awaiting us around the corner! One of our goals in prepress this year is to build a plan […]

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July 06, 2021

How a Book is Made: The Glue That Binds

Category: Books Blog

Years ago, Friesens used PUR (Polyurethane reactive glue) to bind their softcover books when requested. The result at the time was not significantly better than the regular hot melt glue we also used. It was costlier, so we went away from using it. Over time, suppliers improved PUR glue significantly making it a user-friendly and […]

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June 25, 2021

Friesens, Our History in Print

Category: Books Blog

By David Friesen I spent my working career manufacturing books for authors and publishers. Never did I imagine that I would become an author myself. However, after I retired, Chad approached me about writing an updated corporate history of Friesens, and include some of my own thoughts and remembrances on the years I spent at […]

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May 20, 2021

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…Your Yearbooks

Category: Yearbooks Blog

You’ve just gotten the email – the Yearbooks have left the printer’s and are on their way to you! Congratulations – now what? It often feels like the last bit of work you need to do for your publication is letting your Print Consultant know that the book is approved and ready to go, however, […]

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May 14, 2021

Friesens Corporation – One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Category: Books Blog

We are proud to announce that Friesens Corporation was once again recognized as a “Platinum Member” of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada! This is our 18th year recognized by Deloitte Canada and is a high honor as it reflects Friesens strong leadership at every level of the company. The Platinum designation is reserved […]

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May 13, 2021

Friesens Partnership with YFC Altona

Category: Books Blog

Friesens is pleased to announce a new partnership with YFC Altona in their efforts to build an expanded youth drop-in center and makerspace in the community. YFC Altona is a Non-profit organization focused on supporting youth by providing a safe and inspirational place to gather, create, and share. They are expanding their programs to be […]

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May 11, 2021

New Binding Options

Category: Books Blog

By Scott Sinnett, US Sales Manager We have heard our customers’ demands and we have responded. We are excited to announce that flexi-binding capabilities will soon be coming to Friesens! Friesens has made another capital investment of a new Kolbus Casemaker DA 270. This machine has all the bells and whistles and includes every option […]

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