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November 19, 2017


Friesens Corporation has a long history of running Kolbus equipment in both our book and web divisions. This has included encasing lines, perfect binding lines, casemaking equipment, and even a brief experience with sewing machines. It has been a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Kolbus. This past year Friesens began discussions about upgrading to […]

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November 17, 2017


Friesens was the recipient of eleven awards at the 2017 Print Industries of America (PIA) competition. Every year we have the pleasure of working on some amazing projects. This year was no exception. Each year we submit multiple entries of the best work we do, and each year one of the most difficult decisions for […]

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November 15, 2017


  Friesens is pleased to be the recipient of five Canadian Print Awards including Best of Show for all entries. To receive that many awards and to come away with Best of Show is a real honour and humbling considering the many great printers we have in Canada. We of course are only one piece […]

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November 10, 2017

Anthem Plus Paper

Recently, we made a decision to expand our category of coated papers in our “house” inventory paper portfolio. We have been stocking just two coated papers for many years, and decided to add a third option on a limited basis: Anthem Plus (Gloss and Satin). Up to now, we have held inventory of the following: […]

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November 01, 2017


Recently I was asked about what we at Friesens are doing to be a good steward of our environment. A variety of things in relation to our company, our community, and our industry were discussed. I was reminded of the importance of partnering with suppliers who understand our vision and values in this area, and […]

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August 31, 2017

Writing Prompts: Dive Write In

Writing prompts are like diving boards: a springy platform meant to launch you into a new space. They can be a word, a sentence, an image or an idea and they are a great way to get you writing, even if you don’t have a book you’re working on. But writing prompts can do more […]

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August 24, 2017

New Equipment!

HEIDELBERG XL75 INSTALLED AND  RUNNING! Heidelberg has competed installation and training of the new cover press. While this press is smaller than its predecessor, at twenty-nine inches it comes fitted with the latest in technology designed to meet our needs for short-run cover production. It is a five-colour plus aqueous coating configuration. The press comes […]

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August 17, 2017

What Binding style do I use?

Binding Styles Binding is the art of putting pages together and attaching them to a cover. Simple as it may seem, there are many different types of binding, and many steps are required in the binding process. Friesens has a full line of binding equipment all in our stateof- the-art facilities. BINDING STYLES  

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August 16, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your Beta Readers

You may have heard the term ‘beta readers’, but what exactly are they and why are they so important? If you, the author, are the ‘alpha’, then beta readers are the next set of eyes on your manuscript. This can be scary. What if they don’t like it? The truth is, early drafts are clunky. […]

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August 10, 2017

Sell More Books With “The Chilton Method”

You may know Dave Chilton as “the nice venture capitalist” on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den. He built his fortune in the most unusual of ways … through self publishing. While selling millions of books out of his tiny two-person office Dave has been besieged by requests for advice from authors and self publishers […]

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