Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Pulp and Paper Technology


The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the influence of the magnitude of printing ink and printing pressure on the printing quality of various grades of paper with the ultimate objective of obtaining a standard press setting at which a wide range of papers may be run to determine printing quality. The procedure consisted of printing at various impressions with two different amounts of ink on each grade of paper, measuring the printed samples for ink coverage and printing fidelity to calculate printing quality, and finally, comparing these results to the inherent paper properties. The conclusions drawn show that the degree of printing quality can be rated numerically, thusly eliminating the broad ranges of good, fair, and poor printing quality. In regards to a standard press setting, the printer's methods for which the which the paper is intended should be employed; the level or value of printing quality of the paper should be dictated by the customer's criticisms of the paper's printing quality.