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Sustainability Story – Turning Obsolete Cartons Into Something Useful

By Mark Friesen, IP Operations Manager What happens to cartons ordered for boxing books that are the wrong size, or, for that matter, what happens to the extra cartons that are left over from a job? The fact is that ordering cartons is not an exact science, and it is difficult to get it right […]

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InDesign Templates Available on MyBooks

We are all strapped for time, and anything that can be done to save time for our customers is always a big win. With that in mind, we are happy to announce we have an exciting new enhancement developed for MyBooks that we think all designers and those working with files will appreciate. If you […]

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Simple Setup

By Brad Schmidt, Colour Tech Support Specialist When working on a book design, there seems to be an infinite number of details to consider. At times the simplest details turn out to be some of the more difficult ones to settle. One area that I am thinking about is the area of centring. There are […]

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New Colour Printing Paper Samples Book

By Cindy Voth, Marketing Coordinator Are you planning on publishing a colour book? Are you wondering which paper to choose? Help is here. We have recently produced an updated version of our Colour Printing Paper Samples Book. This marketing piece from Friesens shows a variety of images printed on various coated and uncoated papers that […]

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Progress on Capital Plans

By Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books 2022 will be the year that Friesens acquires its first inkjet press. We have purchased an HP T250HD press with brilliant ink. This press is a 4/4 press that can run colour or black work, use coated or uncoated paper, and has a 20.5” wide roll stand. The […]

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Friesens Corporation Named One of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies for the 19th Time

Media Release from PrintAction newsletter and Pembina Valley Online News Friesens Corporation has once again made the Top 50 list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. In fact, this is the 19th time the Altona-based book, yearbook and packaging manufacturer has snagged the recognition doled out by Deloitte, which has been running the program for 29 […]

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Supply Chain Challenges

By Doug Symington, General Sales Manager Many customers have been asking these questions: What is happening in the market? Why do I need to confirm specs on my jobs so early? The answer: continued turmoil in the supply chain. The supply chain challenge is leading to delays in getting board, paper, cover stock, and other […]

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Friesens Wraps Up ‘I Love To Read Month’

February is always a special month in the world of books as “I Love to Read” month is celebrated on a local and national level to encourage reading, writing and literacy awareness. At Friesens in Altona, this means February has special meaning since the community’s largest employer is in the business of books, and proud […]

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Friesens Donation to YFC (Youth for Christ)

The Employee-Owners of Friesens Corporation have stepped up in a big way to support the YFC Altona expansion and mission. In early 2021 Friesens agreed to provide YFC with over 7,000 square feet of space for a major expansion. It was a long-term commitment to create a new venue to enhance the support that YFC […]

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Altona’s Library Gets a New Lease

The Town of Altona has officially signed a lease agreement with Altona Mall Development Ltd to create a new home for the Altona Branch of the South Central Regional Library. The South Central Regional Library: Altona Branch was opened in 1988, and provides access to resources to meet the educational, cultural, informational, and leisure-time needs […]

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