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.
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.
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.
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.
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.