Tool: Project Calculator

The Re-nourish Project Calculator helps you minimize waste on any print project, reducing your environmental impact and saving your client money by using less paper.

As you input your selections below, watch as the Calculator automatically provides recommendations on the right. Then save your projects for future tracking and client reporting.

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Items with an asterisk (*) are required

Unit of measurement  

Your paper choices will be limited to only those commercially available based on the printing method you select.

1. Printing Method*

Your paper choices will be further limited to only those commercially available based on the paper grade you select.

2. Paper Grade*

Your choice of sheet size is limited only to only those commercially available based on the printing method you've selected. Selecting the "Custom Size" option will allow you to enter dimensions for a custom-manufactured sheet. You can use our Paper Finder to explore what sizes are available in your preferred brand.

3. Press Sheet Size*

width
x
height
Your paper choices will be further limited to only those commercially available based on the weight you select. Heavier paper stocks use more raw materials, so specifying a lighter sheet will save resources.

4. Sheet Weight*

Trim size is the final finished dimensions of your printed piece. Do not include bleeds, slugs, etc.

5. Trim Size*

x

6. Bleed

top
bottom
left
right
The area of ink coverage extending beyond the edge of the page to allow for slight shifts when trimming. Dimensions provided are industry standard; check with your printer for specific requirements.

7. Slug

Printed area extending beyond the bleed area that is not part of the final printed piece. Often includes printer marks or instructions.
The area required for the printing press to grip and cover the press sheet. Dimensions provided are industry standard; check with your printer for specific requirements.

8. Printer Margins

gripper edge
left
right
bottom
The number of finished printed pieces. Re-nourish recommends only printing as many as you need to avoid bulk waste.

9. Print Quantity*

Total number of pages to be printed (one side of the sheet counts as one page). If left blank, calculator treats your project as single sided.

10. Multi-Page
Projects

Amount of your paper that is made with recycled material. If PCW field is left blank but recycled content field is filled in, calculator assumes paper is made from pre-consumer waste and adjusts resource savings accordingly.

11. % Recycled Content

% Post Consumer Waste (PCW)

% %

Your Press Sheet