The problem of rational structure determining for the printing edition is analyzed. The reason for this problem lies in the need to minimize and to justify the production cost of the printing products. At that it is necessary to choose the best item from the set of structures, which are generated at a given cost in the terms of the material use reduction, edition structure optimization (base elements), selection of optimal edition format. It is especially important for children’s books, because the complex edition structure and additional element are used in the production. The multicriteria statement of the problem, where the criteria of solution efficiency are the maximum of the additional elements quantity, the maximum of the material quality in terms of the material density, the maximum of the edition format and quantity of colors and the production cost constraint is considered in the article.
Mathematical model, rational structure, printing edition, multycriteria, production cost