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Hickeys

Problem:

Foreign particles are adhering to the plate or blanket.

Solution:

  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.

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