Inside the Digital Paper Labs at Xerox and HP
Considering that copiers, printers, and digital presses use heat and pressure to apply images to the paper, "if [paper] fibers are not aligned correctly, you get an imbalance in how they react," Kurzweil says. That can lead to paper handling and output problems, and production delays.
And how paper is handled before it's fed into the press can influence the reliability of a print job. "Before printing, acclimate the paper to the climate it is going to be printed in," he says. "Don't go from the truck to the machine if the truck is at 0o and the shop is at 70 degrees."