ScandBook news

Scandbook’s guidelines regarding the corona virus covid-19

Due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus covid-19, we at Scandbook follow the development closely and have introduced general guidelines for all employees. There are extra precautionary measures that are taken for preventive purposes from an employer perspective but also for our mission. It is important to reduce the risk of a possible infection being passed on through our employees.

The systematic environment work includes that the employer should investigate whether there are risks of workers being exposed to infectious substances. If there is a risk of infection in the workplace, the employer is responsible for:

  • Investigate the risk of infection and assess what risk it may pose to workers.
  • Manage risks and take protective measures where necessary.
  • Provide workers with personal protective equipment if necessary.
  • Report serious accidents or incidents to the Work Environment Authority.
  • Give employees the instructions and information they need to perform the job safely and ensure that the worker can access the information.

We follow daily the developments that are taking place and the recommendations that our authorities give.

Print and Paper – Myths and Facts

When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it’s important to separate the Facts from the Myths..

The European paper industry is a world-leader when it comes to sustainably-sourced raw materials, renewable energy and recycling rates.

Yet the myths around paper are still prevalent amongst consumers. A 2019 survey by Two Sides revealed 59% of European consumers believe European forests are shrinking, when in fact they have been growing by an area equivalent to 1,500 football pitches every day. A third of consumers believe paper is a wasteful product and a quarter believe paper is bad for the environment.

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News from Scandbook February 2020

The environment is important to us!

Climatecalc now at Scandbook!

Want to join in and make a more environmentally friendly impression?

Much of the media news right now focus on environment issues. Above all, about CO2 emissions and the use of chemicals. That is why it is now particularly gratifying that we as a second Swedish printing company and as the first Swedish book printing group, have become certified in accordance with. ClimateCalc. This means, above all, that we keep track of and can report our imprints regarding raw materials, chemicals, electricity, heat and freight. In addition, as previously, we have stubbornly avoided additives in our products that may contain, for readers or our employees, harmful substances such as isocyanates, thermosetting polymer (UV or UV hybrid colors, etc.). We will continue to work on reducing our CO2-emissions and chemical use and prioritize raw materials and subcontractors who have the same insight.

We will also relate to and inform ourselves about the European Green Deal (https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en) which aims to make Europe the first continent to be climate neutral in 2050.

And we have now started the journey to make Scandbook climate neutral!

 

What is ClimateCalc?

This is a tool for calculating the carbon footprint of a specific product and was created by the European Graphic Trade Association Intergraf (www.intergraf.eu).

Intergraph’s standard is the only international graphical standard for calculating carbon footprint. This standard is important because it ensures that everyone who uses the standard calculates on the same basis.

In addition, the ClimateCalc calculation tool complies with ISO 14064-1, ISO 16759 and the international Green House Gas Protocol (www.ghgprotocol.org).

How does it work?

When you know the specification, print run and delivery place, we can make a calculation for your specific project. The calculation is then verified by ClimateCalc. The result will be a report with calculated climate impact according to the European graphical standard established by Intergraf.

Climate compensation

We will soon present solutions on how we can help you with this work.

Marking

If you wish, we label the printed matter with QR for traceability of the climate compensation.

Do you also want to climate compensate your books?

Contact us – we will be happy to help you.

alf.linder@sandbook.se +46 23765912

ligita.zuikaite.inselseth@scandbook.lt +370 46461114

 

ClimateCalc ScandBook UAB

ClimateCalc ScandBook UAB

ClimateCalc ScandBook AB

ClimateCalc ScandBook AB

Be involved and influence you too. Label climate neutral!

More info at: https://www.climatecalc.eu/

Scandbook AB is one of 25 winners in the Swedish book art competition 2018

A book produced by Scandbook AB has been selected as one of 25 winners in the Swedish book art competition 2018. Follow the link (in Swedish) to see all the winners and the jury’s statement.

https://svenskbokkonst.blogg.kb.se/vinnare-2018/

New year with new challenges and opportunities

First of all we wish you all a good continuation of the new year! We also want to thank all our customers for a good cooperation in 2018 which has been an eventful year. Now we are better equipped than ever for staff, machinery and capacity, both in the digital printing business in Falun and in the offset unit in Klaipeda. We are also working on a few projects that we hope will strengthen our relationships and create a better integration between us and our customers.

The winter has finally taken a firm grip on the Nordic countries, but we also go towards brighter days.

Below are some important news that may be good to know.

Web paper

As most people probably heard, 2018 and the start of 2019 have been unusually messy with regard to paper raw materials. Not only in terms of price, with many price increases on pulp and paper, but also capacity problems due to difficulty in getting the timber out of the forests. In order to facilitate the supply of paper, we have now chosen to remove some qualities in our standard range. Holmen book cream / Enso creamy 70g 1.6 and 80g 1.6 and Munken print 70g 1.8 will gradually disappear from our range in both Klaipeda and Falun. In Klaipeda also Munken print 80g 1.8 and all grades of Ensolux cream also disappear.

ScandBook changes to new Fogra 51/52 on February 4th

To keep up with the development of the new printing standard, Scandbook will change to Fogra 51/52. There is not a huge difference with the previous Fogra 39/47, but the new Fogra standard takes into account the presence of UV light, sensitive particles in paper and how people perceive different wavelengths of light. No consideration has been given to this before, which can cause problems. Now we can “measure what we see and see what we measure” in order to express it simply. The measurement is made against other measured values ​​with another light to reflect more reality. For you as a customer, it is unlikely that you will see any major difference.

What you have to take into account is that we change ICC profiles.

We switch to:

– PSOcoated_v3.icc (Coated Paper).

– PSOuncoated_v3_FOGRA52-260.icc (Uncoated Paper).

These are available for download from our website.

Falun

Soon we will replace our production data system to a more modern one. In connection with this, we will also launch a new web portal, where you as customers will be able to make quotes, orders and upload print files with automatic preflight. More info about this when it is launched.

Arifiq System


Do not hesitate to contact me or any of our talented employees if you need more info or help with something that concerns this newsletter. 

/ Alf

And last but not least something conceivable about the season.

-If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

ScandBook goes green

ScandBook Goes Green!

Welcome to the environmentally friendly book printing house where our production units hold environmental certificates such as ISO 14 001 and FSC.

We only use electricity from renewable supplies sources such as sun, wind, water and biofuels.

In the heart of Sweden and at the port of Lithuania

New installation in Klaipeda: 5 color sheet-fed press – Komori Lithrone GL 529 +C

ScandBook UAB has installed a new 5 color sheet fed press with an in-line coater from Komori – Lithrone GL 529+C.

State-of-the-art technology and Komori know-how shall deliver top print quality and considerable improvement of productivity in ScandBook.

This acquisition is a part of the investment package which will strengthen ScandBook’s position as the industry leader in one color book production in Northern Europe.

Book record – 300.000 copies of Jo Nesbø novel, Tørst, (The Thirst).

ScandBook is very pleased to be a part of a new Scandinavian book record. The latest Jo Nesbø novel, Tørst, (The Thirst) was recently printed by ScandBook for Norway in 300.000 copies.

The new novel from Jo Nesbø, Tørst (The Thirst) was released for sale on March 21, 2017, in a record breaking first edition of 300.000 books for Norway, all printed by ScandBook Group.

Nesbø’s publisher in Norway, Aschehoug, cannot recall any books previously printed in such numbers at the first edition in the entire Norwegian book publishing history.

Jo Nesbø’s novels have been translated into more than 40 languages and selling more than 33 million copies world-wide.

Johan Jansson

New sales representative for Sweden

Johan Jansson, who previously worked as a project manager and most recently production manager here at ScandBook is now responsible for sales in Sweden.

Alf Linder

Changes in the organization at ScandBook AB Falun.

Since March 1st 2017, Alf Linder began his new post as site manager at ScandBook AB Falun.
Alf, a former technical director, production manager and marketing manager, will continue to participate in and lead the marketing organization, but he will also have overall responsibility for the company´s continued operation.

The marketing department in Falun will focus more on sales and tenders in combination with project management to its customers.

Paulius Juska remain CEO on ScandBook AB ScandBook UAB and ScandBook Holding AB.