Fountain solution has wrong pH or conductivity

Check and correct fountain solution

Roller durometer or setting is wrong

Use proper roller and check setting

Prolonged use of detergent wash has occurred

Wash-up thoroughly and use hot water for final wash-up

Too much pressure exists between plate and blanket

Check and reset

Paper coatings and fountain solution are contaminating and glazing the ink rollers

Use lowest tack ink possible, lowest pressure setting, and properly balanced fountain solution

Plates are improperly exposed or developed

Consult your pre-press department

Body of ink is too soft

Consult your Sun Chemical representative

Temperature is too high in fountain solution pan and/or ink oscillator rollers

Adjust to recommended temperature range