If the file to be printed is smaller than the sheet of paper the unprinted area that will be trimmed off is usually called an "offcut".Can you describe what an offcut is? I'm not familiar with the term. Is it the remainder of a folio sheet that is not translated into press sheets?
Sorry for the late reply and missing details in my first post! We run a roll to roll configuration on our press. We purchase a 60" master roll and have that cut into 13" wide rolls and we have to take an 8" "off cut" since there's no enough material to make another 13" wide. That was the term they use for us so I assumed it was somewhat universal. Unfortunately, we cannot use that 8" material on our press due to its limitations.Can you describe what an offcut is? I'm not familiar with the term. Is it the remainder of a folio sheet that is not translated into press sheets?
Even though that may be sort of an odd size, if you find the presses/companies that have a use for that size, maybe you can create your own market.I'm aware of a couple roll to roll presses that run 8" material but I just wasn't sure if there was a market there for that where companies buy off cuts from others.
That's a good point. I was hoping someone on here may have a more narrow web press and give me some hope that it's possible I just don't know where to look or advertise those for sale if we were to do something. I figured a forum would be our best bet to get any contacts or referrals. We are fairly new to the label market so we don't have many friends there yet lolEven though that may be sort of an odd size, if you find the presses/companies that have a use for that size, maybe you can create your own market.
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Normally the term is used if the file to be printed is smaller than the sheet of paper the unprinted area that will be trimmed off is usually called an "offcut".I don't understand this term Can you explain briefly.
Webs (rolls, reels) come in a “master” or “parent” or “mill” width that may be larger than a narrow web label press can handle. You are purchasing the entire web/reel/roll, however the paper supplier will cut this down into whatever sizes you need. In this case the master size is 60" wide, with the regular cuts being 13" wide. 60 ÷ 13 = 4.6, so 13" x 4 = 52" with 8" left over as scrap/offcut. Depending on the press and tooling and shop, one may not always purchase 4 even width splits for a given paper stock, however the idea is to increase yield and reduce waste, which is governed by the press, cylinders and tooling, so one may be stuck with a larger than ideal offcut.I don't understand this term Can you explain briefly.
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