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Preparing Your Files For Print

Need to know in what format to send your files for print?  Want to be able to match Friesens Press Profiles?  What does Friesens check for during Preflight?  We have an essential “Preparing Your Files For Print” document to help ensure there are no issues when submitting your files to us.

Visitor Information

Friesens employee-owners are always ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome you. If you are visiting from out of province it is likely you will travel to Altona by flying to Winnipeg, MB or to Grand Forks, ND. From either airport it is an approximately 90 minute drive to Altona.

We suggest you check the weather in advance to know what to wear. Summer in Manitoba is warm . . . but in winter it is cold. All Friesens plants are heated, air conditioned, and humidity controlled. Once inside our facilities we will supply you with a comfortable work area for your convenience. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

Friesens has several customer suites for you to stay in. These modern accommodations will be your home away from home. Workspaces, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, laundry facilities, and a common area with couches, a TV and a library of books are provided for your comfort.

Map to Altona

Map of Plant Locations in Altona

friesens facility



Self-publishing can be both rewarding and successful, if done correctly. Countless authors, illustrators, photographers and other professionals have self-published books successfully, and you can too.

Friesens services many self-publishers. Whether your self-publishing needs are for short runs (350 book minimum) or long runs, Friesens can help. As your book business grows, Friesens provides a seamless quality and cost-efficient transition from digital to offset books. We have sales offices across Canada and the United States to help us better understand your needs.

Download our Quick Reference Guides for some helpful tips in getting started:

If you are looking for shorter-run projects and help with selling, marketing, and buying an editorial and design package we can also do that through FriesenPress, a division of Friesens specifically set up for short-run self-publishers.

Plant Tours

One of our great pleasures is to tour customers through our state-of-the-art facilities.  The employee-owners at Friesens welcome customers to tour our facility at any time but tours should be scheduled in advance. Walk-in guided tours are not offered; however, we do provide tours for the purpose of education to school groups and educational affiliates which may also be scheduled in advance for specific times during the year.


Can’t visit us in person?  Take a virtual tour!

friesens employees in warehouse