Waste percentages on a** Digital** press are based off of the total number of press sheets. On an **Offset** press, it is based off of press sheets per pass.

**Press Sheets Up To**- Used to set breaks**Flat Overs**- A flat number of overs**Percent**- Overs based on the quantity of sheets

When calculating waste, the scale does not slide. The** Waste** calculation is the percentage of** Total Number of Press Sheets** plus a** Flat Number of Sheets**.

- Exact matches use the listed percentage and flat sheets
- If the Quantity exceeds the maximum Quantity in the scale, the maximum Quantity is used.
- If the Quantity is below the minimum Quantity, the minimum Quantity is used.
- If the Quantity is between scales, the next highest scale is used.

*Example:***Press Sheets Up To****Flat Overs****Percentage Overs**500 1 10.00 999999 40 2.00 If the number of Press Sheets = 350, the calculation would find the first Waste Scale and the calculation for overs would be:

**Percentage Overs + Flat Overs = Total Overs**35 (10% of 350 Press Sheets) + 1 (Flat Overs) = 36

If the number of Press Sheets = 1000, the calculation would find the second scale because the number of Press Sheet has exceeded the Press Sheets up to the first scale.

**Percentage Overs + Flat Overs = Total Overs**

20 (2% of 1000 Press Sheets) + 40 (Flat Overs) = 60