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May 14, 2021

Friesens Corporation – One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

We are proud to announce that Friesens Corporation was once again recognized as a “Platinum Member” of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada! This is our 18th year recognized by Deloitte Canada and is a high honor as it reflects Friesens strong leadership at every level of the company. The Platinum designation is reserved […]

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May 13, 2021

Friesens Partnership with YFC Altona

Friesens is pleased to announce a new partnership with YFC Altona in their efforts to build an expanded youth drop-in center and makerspace in the community. YFC Altona is a Non-profit organization focused on supporting youth by providing a safe and inspirational place to gather, create, and share. They are expanding their programs to be […]

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May 11, 2021

New Binding Options

By Scott Sinnett, US Sales Manager We have heard our customers’ demands and we have responded. We are excited to announce that flexi-binding capabilities will soon be coming to Friesens! Friesens has made another capital investment of a new Kolbus Casemaker DA 270. This machine has all the bells and whistles and includes every option […]

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May 11, 2021

Expanded Profile List

By Brad Schmidt, Colour Technical Support Specialist When preparing images for print, ICC profiles have been a standard resource to ensure that images print as expected. For many years, we have made the GRACoL2006_ Coated.icc profile available on our website. This is a useful resource when converting images to CMYK. Along with this CMYK profile, […]

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May 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence in Book Manufacturing

By Scott Cherewayko, Continuous Improvement Leader When we think of buying items that are “handcrafted,” it often comes with the expectation of them being singular and unique. When it comes to manufacturing, our goal is to take out the variations “handcrafted” generates, and introduce precise, predictable and perfect outcomes. At Friesens, we continue to explore […]

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February 09, 2021

Places We Sell – Western United States

By Duncan McCallum, (Sales) Spectrum Books Friesens has seventeen sales offices across Canada and the United States, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Each of these territories are unique and interesting, not only in the areas they cover, but also in the customers we serve and the different sales personalities that service them. In the […]

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February 09, 2021

Affinity Software Suite

By Brad Schmidt – Colour Technical Support Specialist The Affinity software suite has been a slow but steadily developing story in the publishing industry that I have been watching since the introduction of Affinity Designer. It is great to have a full compliment of tools for page design, photo manipulation, and illustration. These tools are […]

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November 25, 2020

Immigration Matters to Friesens Corporation

Please watch the video below to find out how global talent helped build Friesens and resulted in a “win-win solution” for our organization, the local community, and the newcomers themselves. In 2019, The Government of Canada recognized Friesens Corporation for its support and training of newcomers to Canada, one of three employer awards given out […]

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November 03, 2020

Spotlight on Louise Glück – Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

“Writing is a kind of revenge against circumstance too: bad luck, loss, pain. If you make something out of it, then you’ve no longer been bested by these events.”  – Louise Glück The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück (pronounced Glick) on October 8, 2020 “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with […]

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November 03, 2020

Progress on Capital Plans and Building Plans for 2020

– Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Book Division This is the last of 3 years planned for significant capital upgrades.  Some equipment is already installed, and other equipment is here but not installed.  Access to technicians has been difficult or impossible during the Covid crisis, which has delayed installations. Our first Perfect Binder from Muller […]

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