Paper Quality Management

Course Overview:

No matter what you're printing or how great your design is, if you have a bad print job your investment will be wasted. How terrible it would be to spend time and money developing an incredible marketing piece, only to have it ruined by a poor print job! If you want your print marketing materials to lead the pack, you've got to look better than the rest. Choosing the best paper type for your project doesn't have to be difficult. It starts with understanding why paper is such a crucial element. Your customers equate the quality of your marketing with the quality of your products and services, so to have a high-quality promotional package suggests you have a high-quality business. People want to purchase from high-quality businesses. This one day training is designed as an introduction to paper quality management, suitable for anyone involved in the paper and printing industry including sales, customer service, administration, marketing, etc... This training addresses various topics through hands-on activities in basics of paper, paper characteristics and chemistry, paper quality variables, impact and management of these variables etc. accompanied with presentations and discussion.

Training Benefits:

  • Understanding the basics steps involve in the paper production, chemistry and important characteristics of paper for printing & packaging products.
  • Understanding the important variables involve at each step of paper production. .
  • Understanding the critical Impacts of paper additives on paper quality and food to be packed.
  • Understanding of paper quality variables (basics weight, brightness, gloss, PPS roughness, opacity, relative humidity, pH and volume) and impact of these variables on final application of paper.
  • Understanding the basics and different types of paper with important characteristics and link to print quality.
  • Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service to improve quality and productivity.
  • Increase accuracy, decrease waste, speed up time-to-market, and streamlines the processes.
  • Better understanding of MP, CP, TM, CTMP, TCF methods used in paper manufacturing.
  • Understanding the implications of ink constituents and paper structure on print quality.
  • Better understanding of various methods involves in ink drying on paper and print related issues link to paper quality.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those new to the printing & paper industry or those needing a refresher on paper printing concepts.
  • Printers/ slitters Operators and Helpers
  • Quality Control Technicians.
  • Plant Management and Supervisors.
  • Prepress and Graphic Designers.
  • Sales and Customer Service Representatives.
  • Ink room technicians / Ink matchers.
  • Packaging Technologists.

Training Outcomes:

  • Better paper quality management, cost saving and reduce the materials waste in paper printing industry.
  • Consistent quality during the paper production run and better customer satification.
  • Troubleshooting to the paper related problems during printing and effective root cause analysis.
  • Elimination of On-shelf rejection of printing materials by client/brand.
  • Standardization of paper quality variables, ink formulations and press parameters for quality paper printing.
  • Enabling manufacturing competitiveness and economic sustainability for printers as well as customers.
  • Effective implementation of SOPs and standards as per ISO and ASTM requirement in the printing industry.