Jog

Jog refers to the process of aligning and straightening stacks of paper or printed materials to ensure uniformity and precision during subsequent production stages. This step is essential for optimizing the quality and efficiency of printing, binding, and finishing processes. Whether done using a print jogger or by hand, properly aligned paper is the foundation for a successful print project. Learn more below.

Synonym

Align

Examples

  1. Printing Preparation: Before loading paper into a printing press, operators jog the stacks to ensure that the edges are aligned and the sheets are evenly positioned, minimizing the risk of misfeeds or print registration errors.

  2. Binding: In binding processes such as saddle stitching or perfect binding, jogs are used to align the edges of folded signatures or printed sheets before they are stitched or glued together, ensuring a neat and professional finish.

  3. Finishing: Jogs are also employed in finishing processes, such as cutting or trimming, to align stacks of printed materials accurately before they are cut to size, resulting in clean and precise edges.

Recommendations

Precision: Use print or paper joggers/jogger systems designed to accommodate various paper sizes and thicknesses to achieve precise alignment, ensuring consistent results across different production runs.

Efficiency: Incorporate automated jogger systems into production workflows to streamline the jogging process and maximize productivity, reducing manual labor and minimizing downtime.

Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to verify the accuracy of the jogged stacks before proceeding with subsequent production stages, preventing errors and minimizing waste.

Safety: Ensure operator safety by following proper procedures and using appropriate equipment when jogging stacks of paper or printed materials, minimizing the risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace.

Continuous Improvement: Regularly evaluate and optimize jogging processes to identify opportunities for improvement and enhance overall efficiency and quality in printing and binding operations.

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