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Poor Trapping – Process Inks

Problem:

Ink/water is not in balance

Solution:

Achieve and maintain proper ink/water balance. Running a minimum amount of ink and water is always preferable.

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Problem:

Ink film thickness may be wrong.

Solution:

Check that inks are running at correct density levels.

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Problem:

Paper may have low absorption capacity.

Solution:

The lower the absorption of the paper, the slower the inks will set, leading to less efficient trapping.

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