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Mottling

Problem:

Too much water is being used; inks are over emulsified.

Solution:

Reduce water; adjust ink/water balance.

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Problem:

Too much water is present in prior unit; water is left on web or sheet.

Solution:

Reduce water in prior unit.

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Problem:

Stock is weak or paper coating is too soft.

Solution:

Reduce ink with proper reducer.

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Problem:

Excessive pressure exists between blanket and stock.

Solution:

Reduce pressure to press manufacturer’s specifications.

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Problem:

Blanket is too hard.

Solution:

Change to softer blanket.

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Problem:

Ink is too strong; insufficient ink is being carried to the plate.

Solution:

Weaken ink strength by adding transparent white.

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Problem:

Substrate is poor.

Solution:

Change to another substrate or lot of same material.

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