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May 29, 2023

Digital Inkjet VS Toner—What’s the Difference?

We are excited for the upcoming launch of our latest press acquisition, the HP PageWide T250 HT inkjet press. This new digital inkjet press comes with the latest printhead technology, which will have a positive impact for many of our customers. Two of the biggest challenges when launching new technology and equipment are understanding how […]

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May 15, 2023

The Psychology of Fonts

When creating text communications, the words you’re sharing is only half of what you’re sharing with the world. The rest comes from the visuals of how you present your information. So what is Font Psychology? Simply put, it’s the study of how we perceive fonts to have certain emotions or associations. This can be broken […]

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May 05, 2023

Friesens Employee Promotes Essential Services of STARS Air Ambulance

 Friesens has supported STARS Air Ambulance for several years and has had a long-standing relationship with them because of the vital service they provide, not only to local communities but to rural, remote areas, arriving in a fraction of time it would take any other emergency vehicle. STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization funded by […]

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April 27, 2023

Sustainability Story – Agfa Adamas Plates Make Positive Impact

Vincent Van Gogh said “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. Using that mindset we continue in our relentless pursuit of making positive changes when it comes to reducing environmental impact and improving our sustainability journey. As such we want to share this good news story from Agfa who has […]

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March 14, 2023

Matching Proofing to Your Colour Expectations

Ralph Hamm, Customer Service Manager I often field calls from publishers; specifically, from people who are considering self-publishing their work. I enjoy these conversations as it provides an opportunity start the conversation about the printing and binding process. A topic that comes up often is proofing, and it usually circles back to me asking customers […]

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March 09, 2023

Friesens Prints Color In Three Languages!

Subject line: Cutting edge colour printing no matter how you spell it! We sent this message last year to remind customers that the heart of what we do is print beautiful color books. That has not changed!!! What has changed? Timing and pricing.  For much of 2022 we were faced with long lead times for […]

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March 02, 2023

Pantone Colours

This appears to be a year for changes in Adobe products. Being a subscriber of the Adobe Creative Cloud, I am accustomed to seeing a regular stream of updates. Generally, the changes are subtle and may even go unnoticed. Recently I wrote about the changes coming to Adobe products where Type 1 fonts will no […]

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February 01, 2023

Updating Packing Profiles

Ralph Hamm, Customer Service Manager Several recent communications with different customers reminded me of the importance of discussing and updating packing profiles. At Friesens, we work with a wide variety of customers. Some customers are very familiar with packing profiles and others might be questioning what it is and why it is important. Each distributor, […]

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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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