Linting and Picking

Stock has insufficient lint or pick resistance

Change stock, try a different run of paper

Blanket is improperly packed

Correct packing (underpacking and overpacking causes picking)

Blanket is too tacky

Treat blanket surface to reduce tack. Use blankets with good release properties

Impression is improperly set for the ink/stock combination

Set impression to press manufacturer’s specifications

Ink is too tacky for the stock being run

Reduce tack only enough to eliminate the problem

Ink and water are out of balance

Correct ink/water balance

Ink film thickness is too low

Weaken the ink slightly to improve release from blankets