Friesens Corporation, one of North America's finest printers of quality books, invited Mike Grandmaison to collaborate on a book project to showcase Friesens in-house digital and binding technology. Mike adapted long time collaborator Rob Peters' design (Circle Design) from a previous commission to produce this 64 page, 16 x 6.5 inch color booklet featuring Mike's fine art photography from The Canadian Gallery. By flipping each side of this compound book, the reader is able to compare the quality of the same image printed on conventional offset printing with that of the recent advances of digital printing.
Depending on the client's budget and print run, digital printing provides an interesting and real alternative to offset printing. This option is well suited for either short press runs once a book has finished its regular print run or perhaps to test the market with a new book.
For a sample of images found in 'The Comparator', view the Gallery by clicking on the image above. Clients interested in printing a book may obtain a complimentary copy of 'The Comparator' directly from Friesens by calling (204) 324-6401 and asking for Ryan Hilderbrandt.
Gallery curators and collectors of fine art may obtain a complimentary copy of 'The Canadian Gallery' by contacting Mike at (204) 254-3131.