Influence of different factors on unit cost of digitally printed packaging

Panu Lahtinen, Ari Lehikoinen

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    This study focused on product costing and cost structure of digital package printing. The objective of the research was to analyse factors affecting the product cost and economic viability of packaging. After feasibility study some of the most significant cost drivers were selected and their values were changed in a relevant scale to assess the impact on total cost. Special attention was paid to the batch-level costs because in the case of on-demand package production the order sizes are relatively small and product diversity is high. Hence the primary focus was on the printing activity and small order sizes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigitalisation and Print Media
    Subtitle of host publication32nd International iarigai Research Conference. Conference Papers.
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5536-X
    ISBN (Print)951-38-5534-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event32nd International Research Conference of IARIGAI - Porvoo, Finland
    Duration: 4 Sept 20057 Sept 2005


    Conference32nd International Research Conference of IARIGAI


    • digital printing
    • package printing
    • activity-based costing
    • product cost
    • cost modelling


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