1. Job No:
A simple number assigned to a specific printing work in a printing firm to track the progress of the work. This will also be required for future references and therefore part of the record keeping process.
2. Job Ticket : The Job tickets contains the actual production time of a job and the materials that it consumed in various stages. It will also indicate the sequence of operations to be taken for the specific job. This ticket will bear the Job ticket No and sent to each department where the operations connected to the specific job is carried out. Supposing a job contains seven operations, the job ticket will go to the first operation and as soon as the first operation is over, the same will be sent to the next department followed by the first operation completed material.
The Job ticket will also contain the brief operation. For example when a book of a particular size is to be printed, the ticket will indicate the job No, Book size, size, colors, special insertions if any, No of copies, Paper to be used, Starting date, and job completed date which of course will be filled at the end etc. The ticket will also bear the works order No to indicate that the work has been authorized. The job ticket will provide a lasting record of the work actually accomplished and be a valuable management tool to determine future budgets, predict equipment failure rate, material consumption, and other important information meant for decision making. This document also provides important details about goods and services rendered for the same job earlier if any. Once the job is completed the final costing is done based on the said Job ticket for raising the invoice.
3. Jogger :
Jogging in printing is an important operation meant to remove the static in the paper if any, and to align the entire paper particularly to the side and top edges that enters into the feeder first so that the paper gets perfectly registered. This operation is to be carried out in every machine operation before loading the paper for printing, cutting or even in some operations in binding like punching holes, gluing on top edges for letter pads, packing etc .
What is jogging? This is to vibrate the paper manually in a skilled manner that some amount of air enters between the sheets so that the static, i.e the artificial stickiness of paper with each other is removed . The paper loaded with uneven edges will cause feeding problem on the printing machines.
The art of jogging has now been taken over by the automatic joggers available for the presses where huge stocks of papers are handled. This machine, basically meant for document handling initially has been found to be more useful one where the stocks to be handled are huge. A simple vibration machine with slopping platform evens-up stacks of paper in operation. The paper jogger help align bills, mailers and invoices for mailing, folding, inserting or opening thus increasing the efficiency of the operations hereto manually done. Paper jogging machines have become a convenient tool for printers and paper converters who require perfectly aligned sheets for quality output.
............Additions to alphabet J to be continued under J/2