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Drying In

Problem:

Ink viscosity too high.

Solution:

Reduce ink viscosity.

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Problem:

Ink is drying too fast.

Solution:

Add slower drying solvents.

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Problem:

Air drafts are blowing on the cylinder.

Solution:

Eliminate air drafts.

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Problem:

Ink is short bodied.

Solution:

Add clear extending varnish.

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Problem:

Doctor blade wipe is improper.

Solution:

Check and reset doctor blade setting.

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Problem:

Print impression is excessive.

Solution:

Reset for lighter impression.

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Problem:

Press speed is too fast.

Solution:

Decrease press speed or increase ink flow to applicator.

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Problem:

Ink resolubility is poor.

Solution:

Use active solvent or reformulate the ink.

*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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