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May 11, 2018

New LED Press installation

Friesens Corporation is pleased to announce the purchase of its first LED pres. The press is a 40″ 4/4 perfector press from Manroland. We have a long-standing relationship with Manroland and had before this purchased a 73″ 4/4 press which was installed in 2015. This new LED comes with all the goodies including direct drive […]

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March 21, 2018

Industry and Friesens Print Sales Growth for 2017

Industry and Friesens Print Sales Growth for 2017 Unit sales of print books increased in 2017, as indicated by final year end reports. This marks the fourth year of growth for print books. Reports indicate printed book units were up 1.9 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016. That means printed book sales are up […]

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March 21, 2018

New Bookline installed and running!

New Muller Bookline in Action  Those of us at Friesens have sometimes been called “book nerds” . . . the truth is, we are book nerds and we are proud of it. We love books! But, not only do we love to read the books our publisher create, we especially love to make the books. […]

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March 15, 2018

Current Challenges In The Trucking Industry

Recent circumstances have created what some might call a “perfect storm” for trucking companies and purchasers of truck services. Driver shortages, increased demand, winter storms, and the introduction of the new ELD (electronic logging device) have all contributed to supply chain issues throughout North America. And the consequences could be with us for many months […]

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March 10, 2018

Foil Stamping: Things to Consider

                      Foil Stamping Dies  These dies are most commonly made of magnesium or copper. Magnesium dies are less expensive and can be used for most cover or jacket designs. Copper dies are considerably more costly and are required when the design has fine lines or […]

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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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