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March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Greetings from Manitoba. In this extremely challenging environment, we are going to try and send an update once a week to let you know what’s happening at the Plant and here in Manitoba. It’s a difficult line to walk between filling your inbox and not sending enough information, but unless things change, we think once […]

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Customers, We continue to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We are following the latest guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Center for Disease Control (USA), the World Health Organization, and local public health officials. Our primary objective is the health and well-being of our employees, our customers, and our community. Our secondary objective is to […]

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February 28, 2020

HP 50000, cutting edge in digital printing

In October of 2019, the first of two HP Indigo 50000 presses were installed at our Printers Way plant. This is the beginning of our transition out of our existing digital printing technology, the HP Indigo 7200 presses, which have served us well for 8 years. We have traded in both HP Indigo 7200 presses […]

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February 19, 2020

Passion for Work and Life

Passion for Work and Life What matters to you? What excites you? What are you passionate about? When asked these questions, most of us come up with some of the same answers – family, friends, health and safety, happiness, hobbies, healthy finances – just to name a few. All these are fueled by our own […]

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November 06, 2019

Affinity Designer

by Brad Schmidt Having worked at Friesens since the beginning of the desktop publishing era, I have seen many changes develop. An area that has always fascinated me is the variety of software packages that I have had the opportunity to work with. PageMaker 4 was my first exposure to desktop publishing software. Then came […]

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September 05, 2019

QUALITY ASSURANCE LEADER

Friesens has a long-standing history of quality initiatives, including most recently the Continuous Improvement Initiative, led by Vern Bergen. I am excited that Friesens has created this important initiative in our never-ending desire to get better at what we do and to increase the speed at which we improve. I have just been promoted to […]

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September 05, 2019

SKIP THE LINES WITH FRIESENS MYBOOKS TOOL

MyBooks is Friesens’ online site developed for publishing professionals who want to save time and have instant access to information and tools for managing projects. We are pleased to provide this tool to serve our customers in meaningful ways. Who likes waiting in line? The reality is we all have to wait at times, but […]

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September 05, 2019

PROJECT MANAGEMENT—CUSTOMER PROJECT SPECIALIST

We recently changed the title of our CSR (Customer Service Representative) to CPS (Customer Project Specialist) Team. It reflects what we do in the way of working with you and managing your projects here at Friesens. They are your primary contact while your project is being produced. Please remember that they are just a phone […]

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June 27, 2019

CAPITAL PLANS AND BUILDING PLANS FOR 2019

2018 was a heavy capital year for Friesens and this continues in 2019. Some equipment is already installed, and other equipment has been ordered and is scheduled for installation later this year. Let’s begin with the big news. Friesens is expanding. We will be adding 35,000 sq. feet to the west side of our existing […]

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June 17, 2019

High-Fidelity Printing On Uncoated Paper

We continue to see a growing number of high-fidelity art books, photography books, cookbooks, etc., on uncoated papers. While every job is treated with the same care, expertise, and attention to detail, we do know that certain markets/projects and customers have different needs and expectations. In general, the term “high-fidelity” colour describes a variety of […]

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