Archives | 2021

Category Archives: Books Blog

New Binding Options

By Scott Sinnett, US Sales Manager We have heard our customers’ demands and we have responded. We are excited to announce that flexi-binding capabilities will soon be coming to Friesens! Friesens has made another capital investment of a new Kolbus Casemaker DA 270. This machine has all the bells and whistles and includes every option […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Expanded Profile List

By Brad Schmidt, Colour Technical Support Specialist When preparing images for print, ICC profiles have been a standard resource to ensure that images print as expected. For many years, we have made the GRACoL2006_ Coated.icc profile available on our website. This is a useful resource when converting images to CMYK. Along with this CMYK profile, […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Artificial Intelligence in Book Manufacturing

By Scott Cherewayko, Continuous Improvement Leader When we think of buying items that are “handcrafted,” it often comes with the expectation of them being singular and unique. When it comes to manufacturing, our goal is to take out the variations “handcrafted” generates, and introduce precise, predictable and perfect outcomes. At Friesens, we continue to explore […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Places We Sell – Western United States

By Duncan McCallum, (Sales) Spectrum Books Friesens has seventeen sales offices across Canada and the United States, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Each of these territories are unique and interesting, not only in the areas they cover, but also in the customers we serve and the different sales personalities that service them. In the […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Affinity Software Suite

By Brad Schmidt – Colour Technical Support Specialist The Affinity software suite has been a slow but steadily developing story in the publishing industry that I have been watching since the introduction of Affinity Designer. It is great to have a full compliment of tools for page design, photo manipulation, and illustration. These tools are […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Immigration Matters to Friesens Corporation

Please watch the video below to find out how global talent helped build Friesens and resulted in a “win-win solution” for our organization, the local community, and the newcomers themselves. In 2019, The Government of Canada recognized Friesens Corporation for its support and training of newcomers to Canada, one of three employer awards given out […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Spotlight on Louise Glück – Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

“Writing is a kind of revenge against circumstance too: bad luck, loss, pain. If you make something out of it, then you’ve no longer been bested by these events.”  – Louise Glück The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück (pronounced Glick) on October 8, 2020 “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Progress on Capital Plans and Building Plans for 2020

– Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Book Division This is the last of 3 years planned for significant capital upgrades.  Some equipment is already installed, and other equipment is here but not installed.  Access to technicians has been difficult or impossible during the Covid crisis, which has delayed installations. Our first Perfect Binder from Muller […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Selling in Montreal

Dominic Papineau – Quebec Accounts Manager I was asked to talk about what I do for a living and the environment in which I live. Obviously, in the middle of our confinement during the COVID-19 health crisis, it’s a little unusual to describe my job because it does not look anything like what I am […]

Posted in Books Blog | Comments closed

Paper Name Change

To give our product new definition and a more sophisticated identity, we are now using the exclusive names: GardaMatt Art (previously Garda Silk) GardaGloss Art (previously Garda Gloss). Rest assured it remains the same product you have come to rely on not only for smoothness, thickness, and brilliance, but for its versatility and printing excellence. For more […]

Also posted in Yearbooks Blog | Tagged , | Comments closed