Archives | 2020

Author Archives: Cindy Voth


Dear Customers, We continue to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We are following the latest guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Center for Disease Control (USA), the World Health Organization, and local public health officials. Our primary objective is the health and well-being of our employees, our customers, and our community. Our secondary objective is to […]

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HP 50000, cutting edge in digital printing

In October of 2019, the first of two HP Indigo 50000 presses were installed at our Printers Way plant. This is the beginning of our transition out of our existing digital printing technology, the HP Indigo 7200 presses, which have served us well for 8 years. We have traded in both HP Indigo 7200 presses […]

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Passion for Work and Life

Passion for Work and Life What matters to you? What excites you? What are you passionate about? When asked these questions, most of us come up with some of the same answers – family, friends, health and safety, happiness, hobbies, healthy finances – just to name a few. All these are fueled by our own […]

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Affinity Designer

by Brad Schmidt Having worked at Friesens since the beginning of the desktop publishing era, I have seen many changes develop. An area that has always fascinated me is the variety of software packages that I have had the opportunity to work with. PageMaker 4 was my first exposure to desktop publishing software. Then came […]

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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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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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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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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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High-Fidelity Printing On Uncoated Paper

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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Paper, Paper, Paper

The good news is that we have returned, at least for the moment, to a place of greater stability with regards to paper supply for the book industry in North America. Paper is generally easy to buy right now, lead times have returned to normal (compared to the long lead times we encountered in 2018), […]

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