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Friesens – Winner of Four Canadian Printing Awards

The 17th Annual Canadian Printing Awards gala was held on November 9, 2023 in Toronto, celebrating Canadian printing excellence and innovation, environmental leadership, and the individuals who have led within the industry. Friesens was proud to be recognized as an industry leader, winning four awards across a wide range of categories. Chad Friesen, CEO of […]

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AI and the Publishing World

As AI continues to gain popularity, more people are becoming aware of its use in various fields. One of the most widely known examples of AI’s impact is the recent Actors Strike that began on July 14 and ended with a deal that provides safeguards against the unauthorized use of an actor’s likeness without their […]

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The Intrinsic Value of a Good Book

If it was possible to tell a story about all the books that have passed through the hands of Friesens employee-owners over the years, the stories would fill many volumes, and those volumes would fill many libraries. Sometimes, though, it is worthwhile to focus on one or two projects that have a two-fold purpose: It’s […]

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Automation = Innovation

In order to succeed, businesses need to evolve with the times.  From our humble beginnings in 1907, innovation has been a driving factor at Friesens.  Today, we boldly use the latest technology wherever possible and we’re proud to be one of the most innovative book manufacturing facilities in North America.  From our managers to press […]

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Southeastern Museums Conference 2023

Friesens is excited to be at the 2023 Southeastern Museums Conference in Louisville, KY, on November 13-15. We are excited to visit so many of the SEMC members we are proud to work with, and others we haven’t yet had the pleasure to meet! We’ve had the honour of working with so many SEMC member […]

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Essential Halloween Reading

It’s the most monstrous time of the year…a time for ghosts, goblins, and ghouls! Scare yourself silly this Halloween with these spooky titles published by FriesenPress and printed by Friesens Corporation. NIGHTSHADES – Harlow Daiger and Marley Del Wood Brimming with horror, tragedy, suspense, and a hint of the supernatural, Nightshades is an anthology set […]

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On The Road To Abandoned Manitoba

Two men looking at the back of a book

Friesens vision is to help authors share their best story with the world through the power of print. Among the many and diverse printing projects that Friesens has been a part of, we are pleased to announce the printing of the third book in the Abandoned Manitoba series, On the Road to Abandoned Manitoba, by […]

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Frankfurt International Book Fair 2023

Friesens Corporation is excited to yet again be at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, October 18-22, 2023, in Frankfurt, Germany! This five-day event is widely recognized as the most important book fair in the world as far as book promotion, author exposure, book deals, and trade. It’s also the oldest book fair in the world; […]

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Essential Indigenous Reading

September 30 is National Day For Truth and Reconciliation. Grow your knowledge this month by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors. ALL THE QUIET PLACES – Brian Thomas Isaac2021, Brindle & GlassA novel about an Indigenous boy grappling with the effects of intergenerational trauma and colonialism. All the Quiet […]

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Flipping the Switch on the New Inkjet Printer

Friesens is known for its’ innovative printing excellence and it’s worth celebrating. So we are proud to announce the launch of our newest addition: the HP PageWide T250 HD inkjet press, a groundbreaking digital inkjet press, equipped with state-of-the-art printhead technology. Friesens has embraced digital presses for years, yet this marks our maiden voyage into […]

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