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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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Customer Milestones Celebrated With Quilt Presentation

There has been a long tradition at Friesens with presenting Quilts to customers who have had a long relationship with us and extremely successful titles. The criteria has changed a bit over the years to reflect the changing market conditions in terms of print runs and overall numbers. Prior to the pandemic hitting we had […]

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New Guide To Book Production Sample

Book printing is a complex and unique industry with many components and moving parts. To many authors, writing their story is the easy part – but what comes next? In order to bring that manuscript to life and give it the recognition and audience it deserves, there are many factors to consider especially for a […]

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

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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Adapting to Book Launches – in a Virtual Way

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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Grade 8 Students Guest Edit Canadian Children’s Book News Magazine

The Canadian Children’s Book News – a quarterly magazine that features book reviews, author interviews and news about books for young readers – invited Grade 8 students from Linden Meadows School in Winnipeg, Manitoba to take over as editors and contributors for the national magazine’s summer 2020 issue. This exciting project made the students feel […]

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Friesens prints color in three languages.

Color for our American Customers, Colour for our English-speaking Canadian customers, and Couleur for our French speaking customers in the various provinces in Canada.  We use a fair amount of skilled labor or labour to run our sheet fed colour or digital color presses at our plants in Altona. Regardless of the spelling, couleur printing […]

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Friesens Covid-19 Update May 4, 2020

Friesens Covid-19 Update May 4, 2020 Greetings from Altona, a day later than usual. I normally send this update every Friday, but I decided it was time to take a day off. Part of the day was spent at greenhouses, looking for some new perennials. Visiting the greenhouse was a pick-me-up: lots of colours, and […]

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Friesens Covid-19 Update April 24, 2020

Spring is here! We have been getting temperatures in the double digits for a few days now and it looks to be continuing into next week, so that is truly good news. Spring came slowly, and while for those of us wanting to get outside and focus on summer chores that is not great, it […]

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Friesens Covid-19 Update April 17, 2020

Finally, a Friday in April with no snow, and it feels like spring! The first holiday weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic has come and gone, and while it was certainly different, many of us were able to get together as a family in some way. For us, that involved setting up my in-laws remotely on […]

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