ScandBook news

World Book day 23 April 2021

In the preparation for World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO encourages you to challenge yourself, to explore new topics, formats, or genres that out of your ordinary.
Our goal is to engage people in reading, and to have fun doing so!
Now is the opportunity to: As a celebration for this year’s World’s Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO has created a Bookfacechallenge

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Sales Manager Sweden

Christina Zeijlon started with us at Scandbook in January 2021.
She has long and broad experience from the graphic industry, primarily in sales, but also as a project manager, most recently from BrandFactory.
Christina is an outdoor person and book lover, who always has several books to alternate with as relaxation and for new learning.

Through this addition with location in Stockholm, we raise the level of service even more.

We are very happy to have Christina in the Scandbook team.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This Christmas and New Year weekend will surely be celebrated a little differently for most people. Many intended celebrations with relatives and friends may be absent, or become smaller than usual. In any case, we thought we would try to light up the autumn darkness with a slightly different and creative Christmas offer, to all our customers who focus on the environment,

We offer all our customers, in the event of an optional b/w book production with our standard materials, to have it delivered as 100% climate neutral at no extra cost. I.e. certified according to ClimateCalc and compensated by Scandbook. This applies to one production and maximum edition of 5,000 copies. The offer applies to one order up to and including last January 2021.

And last but not least, we hope you will have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s weekend and that you are careful and take good care of each other!

Happy easter!

Sending out an Easter greeting in these times feels a bit strange as we usually write about spending time with family, relatives and friends, jointly consuming Easter delights and above all feeling good.

There is no doubt that many of us struggle with harsher times, but we should also reflect on what is most important this weekend. Getting healthy should be the most important thing right now. To have safe contact with family, relatives, friends and workmates. In fact, caring about each other a little more than usual can actually make a big difference to the individual. To make life a little more bearable. Especially for those who live alone and are in quarantine.

Some clearings can now be seen in the sky and we really hope that is the case.


We wish you all a good Easter weekend and hope everyone stays healthy and in good courage!

Press release regarding of COVID – 19 for ScandBook Holding AB

The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is expected to have a negative impact on the entire global market.
ScandBook follows the ongoing development very closely as we currently export from Sweden and Lithuania to a dozen different countries and are dependent on developments in several markets.

Scandbook generally has a strong financial position with significant net assets in machines and our production properties. In recent years, we have, according to plan, made significant depreciation and reduced our debt / net debt significantly through significant repayments on our loans. This creates a basis for a good cash flow.
Scandbook monitors the order intake closely so as to forecast staffing levels in the factory. If the order levels falls significantly we will lay off workers in line with the Goverment regulations.

This is only implemented after detailed analysis of the balance between demand, capacity and delivery requirements and conforms to the Goverment Legislation for employee lay offs and short time working

Falun on April 2, 2020

For further information please contact:

Håvard Grjotheim, CEO ScandBook Holding AB, phone +47 908 28 564,


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 ( 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 (

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 (

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.


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. +46 23765912 +370 46461114


ClimateCalc ScandBook UAB

ClimateCalc ScandBook UAB

ClimateCalc ScandBook AB

ClimateCalc ScandBook AB

Be involved and influence you too. Label climate neutral!

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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.

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.


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