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January 23, 2023

Paper, Paper, Paper

By Andrew Fennell, VP of Finance Paper Supply Challenges While there is still an imbalance between supply and demand for paper, the paper delays and shortages that we have experienced over the last eighteen months (and the unrelenting price increases) have abated! In addition, trucking and shipping issues have dissipated considerably, although the high cost […]

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December 20, 2022

Pantone Colour of the Year: Viva Magenta

“WELCOME TO THE MAGENTAVERSE” Pantone announces in crisp, white text, overlaying an incredible image of what looks to be bark swirled into a shape that resembles a face. It’s that time, wherein the work of multiple secret meetings across Europe, involving some of the greatest colour experts the world has to offer. Since the year […]

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December 09, 2022

Adobe: What’s the Difference?

So you’re preparing to design your pages, and you’ve been hearing about the incredible number of files Adobe has for all your creative endeavours. You may wonder then: what does each program do, and which ones do you want to use? Photoshop Photoshop is a raster-based* graphics editor. While it’s the best known out of […]

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December 07, 2022

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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November 08, 2022

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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October 28, 2022

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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August 08, 2022

Friesens Packaging

By Mike Fehr, Senior VP of Packaging Greetings from the world of Packaging to the world of books. In both worlds we share the common need to share messages from one product. We often express this as “helping our customers tell their story through the products we manufacture.” We’re here to do that through packaging! […]

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August 02, 2022

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

By Chad Friesen, CEO At Friesens, we are trying to build a better business by increasing our collective understanding and action related to equity, diversity and inclusion. When we learned of the tragic history of residential schools, and the damage caused to Indigenous communities, we realized that there is a lot we didn’t know and […]

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July 31, 2022

Changing Fonts

By Brad Schmidt A topic that has, until recently been relatively stable, has a change coming that is bound to shake everything up again. From my earliest experiences working at Friesens preparing files for print, fonts have always been a topic of interest. When dealing with a particular font that was difficult to output, one […]

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June 21, 2022

Friesens 2022 Employee Directed Giving Campaign

Every year, employee-owners at Friesens Corporation have a chance to vote for their favorite charity, and the voting process determines what percentage of funds are donated to each organization. An employee-owner then presents the donation to the recipient charity. This year, we decided to combine the media releases to better highlight the various charities and […]

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