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Adhesion

Problem:

Surface is not ink or lacquer receptive.

Solution:

Treat substrate, change ink or use a primer.

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Problem:

Ink is not drying properly.

Solution:

Add faster solvents, increase air and heat.

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Problem:

Ink is brittle due to insufficient plasticizer.

Solution:

Add a small amount of plasticizer.

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Problem:

Ink choice is improper for substrate.

Solution:

Reformulate ink for specific substrate.

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Problem:

Excessive slip package is present in the first down ink.

Solution:

Reformulate ink for best trapping properties.

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Problem:

Web temperature is too low for the substrate and ink.

Solution:

Increase web temperature to adequate level for substrate and ink.

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Problem:

Re-worked ink with out of balance pigment to vehicle ratio.

Solution:

Remake ink or refresh ink with pigment and resin.

*The solutions provided from the troubleshooting guide are general in nature, please contact or your sales or technical representative to discuss specific issues.

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