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Consider the Glue

When designing books there are many small details to consider to make the end product look professional. During the design phase elements may appear to be positioned appropriately while looking at the computer screen but factors such as how well will the book open and where glue will be applied become factors in the final […]

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Digital Connections – Endsheets

At first glance endsheets appear to be among the simplest components that unite in the constructionof a hard cover book. Endsheets are the deceptively simple element that binds the text pages of a bookto the cover. An endsheet consists of a single sheet of paper with a fold down the middle. If endsheetswere always blank, […]

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IMPRESSIVE BENEFITS WITH NEW LED PRESS

Friesens has purchased a new Manroland 700 Evolution eight-colour perfecting press outfitted with LED printing technology. This press will be an addition to our existing fleet of presses, adding capacity and providing some unique benefits with the introduction of LED ink technology to our capabilities. The press is currently being installed, with anticipated completion at […]

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Friesens Corporation Awarded the “Benny” in International Print Competition

Friesens Corporation was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2018 Premier Print Awards, for our entry Portraits of the North, published by Les Editions des Plains.   The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Friesens Corporation received our “Benny” […]

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BOOK MANUFACTURING SEMINAR

Friesens held a Book Manufacturing Seminar May 28–30, 2018. We hosted eight participants from Vancouver Island, California, Washington DC, and Alaska. During this intensive three-day seminar, we studied all aspects of producing a book, from initial file preparation through to the final bindery process. Over the course of the three days, we manufactured a book […]

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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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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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New Bookline installed and running!

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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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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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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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