Downloadable Best Practice Guides and Posters from Web Offset Champion Group

The Web Offset Champion Group (WOCG) are releasing some of its best practice guides in downloadable formats, and introducing accompanying posters. The first titles in this format are “Roll to Web Processing” and “Web break Diagnosis”.

The 36-page guides are available in two versions a screen-consultable format with 2-pages to view, or as a downloadable printing file.

“Our goal with this initiative is to make best practice information widely available to the global printing industry,” said Prof. Tim Claypole, joint managing director of WOCG. He adds “the downloadable posters are a unique new complimentary format. Their content has been developed from the guides and provides at-a-glance reference to key practices. The PDF format allows for them to be printed on either digital proofing systems or by other digital printing in a format that can range up to A1 size.”

These Posters and Guides are available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian editions.

Access to these downloads is free of charge to members of the Champion Club. Membership is available to anyone working in the web offset printing industry, it is free-of-charge and simply requires registration at the group's website. Member benefits also include a 10% discount on publications

New finishing best practice guide

“Perfectly Finished Web Printed Products” is the recently released 8th Best Practice Guide. Correct finishing is not only essential to communicate the quality of a printed product, but it can also have a significant impact on profitability because defect costs are at their highest in an almost finished job. The purpose of WOCG’s new guide is to improve results through better communication and understanding amongst all participants in the workflow — designers, print users, publishers, printers and binders, and their suppliers. The guide addresses: 1: Selection of a finishing method; 2: Printing process issues to optimise finished products; 3: Review of key postpress processing issues including delivery systems, inline finishing, saddle stitching, and perfect adhesive binding.

The Web Offset Champion Group was formed in 1998 to “champion” best practice in the web offset printing industry as a tool to improve productivity, quality and safety. Its members: Aylesford Newsprint, Kodak, Manroland, MEGTEC, Müller Martini, Quad Tech, SCA and Sun Chemical, and associates include Eurografica, Eltex, Printing Industries of America, System Brunner, Timsons, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University.

Best practice publications include the Tool Box, a 242-page compendium of seven best practice guides in English and German. The guides are also available individually in five languages.

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