Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Printing and Journalism


Quality control is management, it is a way of thinking. To function properly, it cannot be isolated in one section of the plant, but rather it must permeate the entire climate of the plant. Management is control through decision making. Decision making requires accurate and complete information, if errors are to be avoided. The quality of the information on which decisions are based determines the quality of the decisions themselves. Quality may be defined by stating what is acceptable, and what is not acceptable. Quality used in this sense varies greatly from plant to plant. The company printing slogans on sweat shirts is not as concerned about quality as is the company printing four-color process work on enamel paper. To determine what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, management must have some guidelines upon which to base their decisions. This thesis is to show how changes in humidity can affect the quality of screen printed matter.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Screen process printing

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