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Friesens Corporation recognized for its work with newcomers to Canada

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release One of 3 Employer Awards given out by IRCC March 6, 2019 – Altona, MB – The Government of Canada is recognizing Friesens Corporation for its support of newcomers to Canada, including offering on-the-job skills and language training. The Altona, Manitoba, business was named today as one of 3 […]

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We Have You Covered

There are many options available when it comes to finishing your covers. In this article are the variety of cover finishes we have available to make your book look unique. Lamination The look of a cover can be greatly affected depending on what laminate you choose. Following are some options we have available: • Gloss […]

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Muller Martini Hardcover Binding Line

Video of New Muller Martini Hardcover Line In ActionWe installed a brand-new Muller Martini hardcover binding line in 2017 and as of this week completed the installation of our 2nd brand-new Muller Marini hardcover binding line. Operators are extremely excited! Based on our first lines results we expect to see the faster setup, less waste, […]

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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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