Archives | 2023

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Friesens Receives Gutenberg Award

Dominic Papineau, Quebec Accounts Manager It was a very special moment for Friesens on June 1 as we received the inaugural Mention Gutenberg Hors Québec award at the Gala Gutenberg 2023. The Gala Gutenberg Awards are in their forty-first year,celebrating the best print products produced in Quebec. The Mention Gutenberg Hors Quebéc award was created […]

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Things You May Not Know About Colour

Colour can change a mood, set a scene, or attract you to a person (or not!). We use colours to express our most complicated emotions. Colour’s influence over all of us is powerful and fascinating, and there are many fun facts about colour that may surprise you.

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Book Manufacturing Seminar

It’s been almost 4 years since our last in-person Book Manufacturing Seminars, and it was such a privilege to participate again – not once, but twice! We hosted customers from PRH Canada, U of Manitoba Press, Two Page, New Society, UBC Press, Pajama Press, Greystone, House of Anansi and Heritage House. During this three-day seminar, […]

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Digital Inkjet VS Toner—What’s the Difference?

We are excited for the upcoming launch of our latest press acquisition, the HP PageWide T250 HD inkjet press. This new digital inkjet press comes with the latest printhead technology, which will have a positive impact for many of our customers. Two of the biggest challenges when launching new technology and equipment are understanding how […]

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Friesens Employee Promotes Essential Services of STARS Air Ambulance

 Friesens has supported STARS Air Ambulance for several years and has had a long-standing relationship with them because of the vital service they provide, not only to local communities but to rural, remote areas, arriving in a fraction of time it would take any other emergency vehicle. STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization funded by […]

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Sustainability Story – Agfa Adamas Plates Make Positive Impact

Vincent Van Gogh said “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. Using that mindset we continue in our relentless pursuit of making positive changes when it comes to reducing environmental impact and improving our sustainability journey. As such we want to share this good news story from Agfa who has […]

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Matching Proofing to Your Colour Expectations

Ralph Hamm, Customer Service Manager I often field calls from publishers; specifically, from people who are considering self-publishing their work. I enjoy these conversations as it provides an opportunity start the conversation about the printing and binding process. A topic that comes up often is proofing, and it usually circles back to me asking customers […]

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Friesens Prints Color In Three Languages!

Subject line: Cutting edge colour printing no matter how you spell it! We sent this message last year to remind customers that the heart of what we do is print beautiful color books. That has not changed!!! What has changed? Timing and pricing.  For much of 2022 we were faced with long lead times for […]

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Pantone Colours

This appears to be a year for changes in Adobe products. Being a subscriber of the Adobe Creative Cloud, I am accustomed to seeing a regular stream of updates. Generally, the changes are subtle and may even go unnoticed. Recently I wrote about the changes coming to Adobe products where Type 1 fonts will no […]

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Friesens honored…

Friesens is proud to be the recipient of four Canadian Print Awards and two honorable mentions. Receiving these awards is an honor and humbling when you consider the many great printers in Canada. At Friesens we believe our purpose is to help others share their best story with the world and we thank our customers […]

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