Spoilage Requirements

One key point to always remember is that the degree of difficulty of any job will certainly influence the recommended spoilage allowances that we require. We offer the figures below simply as a guideline in your planning process and always encourage you to consult with us in determining what variables may play into a final spoilage factor

For Book Blocks  

Quantity
1M
2M
3M
4M
5M
10M
15M
20M
25M

% Spoilage
13%
9%
7%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%

     

On A Flat Cutter

.5% per 1000 finished pieces

Additional percentage required:
.25% additional allowance for stock with remoistenable gum strip

Mechanical Binding

2-3%

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