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Ink Bleed

Problem:

Drying is insufficient.

Solution:

Increase web temperature and check air velocity. Make sure that first down ink is dried properly.

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Problem:

Ink is drying too slowly.

Solution:

Reduce first down ink viscosity and/or thin with a faster drying solvent. Increase the viscosity of the second down color and use a lean solvent blend that won’t attack the first down color.

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Problem:

Ink is incorrect.

Solution:

Reformulate or replace the ink.

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