Hickeys

Foreign particles are adhering to the plate or blanket

  1. Check for contamination in ink and/or fountain solution and rollers for deterioration
  2. Use scotch tape to remove hickey for examination. If pigment or ink skin, remove old ink from fountain and replenish with ink from a freshly opened can
  3. If paper fibers, try a different run of paper or if necessary, gradually reduce the tack of ink