Plate waste and recording yield

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Plate waste and recording yield

Postby richflexo » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:47 pm

Hi everyone,

I am looking for ideas on a way to record your plate waste. I'd like to be able to show our plate maker how much material they are wasting and encourage better practices.

ESKO has an easy way to tell us within Grapholas but does anyone record this kind of data and use it?

Easiest way for me is to do it in excel but does anyone have any examples of how they do it?

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Re: Plate waste and recording yield

Postby lavoie » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:25 pm

Plates start in a few standard sized sheets. Once the image is burned onto it, Especially with an impression stagger, there can be a lot of exposed floor. This in not wasted plate though but rather anticipated unused photo-polymer. Just because you are paying by the square inch but by sheet of photo-polymer.
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Re: Plate waste and recording yield

Postby richflexo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:00 am

I'm not calculating the polymer that is washed out.

I just want to know if that 8 colour wide web job that takes 2-3 flats of 42x60, is being utilized and im not finding 20-30% of the material in the trash when we could have waited to fill it up with some label work that is smaller. A lot of our jobs have 2-3 days before going to the customer and who knows how long it can sit at their end before going on press.

I know there is always going to be waste but i'd like to show from month to month what it is so we can be more diligent.
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