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Investigating the complex problems of waste paper at Larsson Offsettryck
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Waste paper is a big problem in the graphic arts business, both from an environmental point of view and from a financial one. Since focus is often put on obtaining low costs and high production speed, the work of reducing the amount of waste paper becomes a secondary issue for many companies.

In this master thesis we have looked for reasons for waste paper generation in the beginning of the printing process, the adjustment phase, by studying the printing press Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-5 at the printing house Larsson Offsettryck AB in Linkoping. We have found suggestions on how to reduce the amount of waste paper by observing and interviewing the staff members at Larsson Offsettryck AB, measuring print quality and perform analyses based on the theoretical knowledge we have obtained through our studies at Linkoping University. For our test printings we used one coated paper quality, Tom&Otto Silk 150 g, and one uncoated paper quality, Maxi Offset 170 g. To analyse the printing result we used both objective and subjective evaluations.

The result from our study is that the adjustments made in the beginning of the printing process, to achieve correct colour level, can be finished earlier than the printing press indicates. A total of 40-60 sheets can be saved for each adjustment. According to our research the number of sheets per adjustment at Larsson Offsettryck AB today is approximately 140, which means that the number of adjustment sheets for Larsson Offsettryck AB can be decreased by roughly 35 % through this simple alteration of the printing process.

We have also examined the ICC profiles used at the printing house and concluded that the grey balance for uncoated paper is not satisfactory and should be improved.

Abstract [sv]

Pappersmakulatur ar ett stort problem inom den grafiska branschen, bade ur miljoperspektiv och ur en ekonomisk synvinkel. Eftersom fokus ofta laggs pa att halla laga priser och hog produktionshastighet blir arbetet med att minska mangden pappersmakulatur en sekundar fraga for manga foretag.

I detta examensarbete har vi sokt orsaker till makulaturuppkomst i borjan av tryckprocessen, installningsfasen, genom att studera tryckpressen Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102-5 pa tryckeriet Larsson Offsettryck AB i Linkoping. Vi har tagit fram forslag pa hur mangden makulatur kan minskas genom att observera och intervjua personalen pa Larsson Offsettryck AB, mata tryckkvalitet och utfora analyser baserade pa den teoretiska kunskap vi inforskaffat under var utbildning vid Linkopings universitet. For vara testtryckningar har vi anvant oss av en bestruken typ av papper, Tom&Otto Silk 150 g, och en obestruken typ av papper, Maxi Offset 170 g. For att analysera vara resultat har vi anvant oss av bade objektiva och subjektiva utvarderingsmetoder.

Vara resultat visar att de justeringar som gors i borjan av tryckprocessen, for att astadkomma ratt fargbalans i tryckpressen, kan avslutas tidigare an vad tryckpressen indikerar. Under varje justering kan 40-60 ark sparas. Enligt var undersokning kravs det idag omkring 140 ark per justering pa Larsson Offsettryck AB, vilket innebar att antalet installningsark kan minskas med cirka 35 % genom denna enkla forandring av tryckprocessen.

Vi har aven undersokt Larsson Offsettryck AB:s ICC-profiler och slutit oss till att den grabalans som aterfinns i profilen for obestruket papper inte ar   optimal och kraver forbattring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 70 p.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95276ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-A--08/001--SEOAI: diva2:640132
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2013-08-12 Created: 2013-07-03 Last updated: 2013-08-19Bibliographically approved

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