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Ink is too thin

Increase ink viscosity

Doctor blade is wavy

Align doctor blade properly

Blade angle is too flat

Sharpen blade angle for a better wipe

Blade position is incorrect

Move back up blade closer to the doctor blade edge

Tension control is poor

Check and adjust tension

Ink is drying too slowly

Add faster drying solvents. For aqueous inks check and adjust pH

Foreign matter such as paper, substrate dust or pigment particles are present in the ink

Filter and/or replace ink. Eliminate source of foreign matter

Cylinder worn – wide walls

Scope cylinder – check chrome for wear, copper showing