Paper problems

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Where do we start with paper for print? If you want a simple answer… Well first chop down some trees, (sustainable of course), split them and chop them into tiny fibres, throw in some water and stir it all around. Next throw in some extra chemicals, optical brighteners, squeeze through a mangle whilst applying a coating and voila - a quality sheet of paper. But that's way too big for my Heidelberg press. So that large roll of paper that the mill produced is now cut down into sheets. The sizes for my press are SRA2, which is 640mm x 450mm and B2, which is 720mmx520mm. There ...

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Data Kings.

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At Kingfisher Print & Design we are keen and avid collectors of data! We record lots of it - this helps us measure how well things are going; from how much paper we use, how long jobs take to print and also to recognize if a member of staff has put in that extra effort worth rewarding. All of our monthly recorded figures are written onto the press target board, where we can build up a picture of the year's good and bad months. We record things such as how many sheets we print in a month, how many sheets we use on average for make ready and our average monthly running speed. We also h ...

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