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Problem:

Ink viscosity is too high.

Solution:

Reduce ink viscosity.

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Problem:

Ink is drying too fast.

Solution:

Add small amounts of slower drying solvents or speed up the press.

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Problem:

Ink is starving.

Solution:

Maintain correct amount of ink in the sump.

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Problem:

Blade angle is too sharp.

Solution:

Flatten wipe of the blade.

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Problem:

Impression is lacking.

Solution:

Check impression setting and durometer of the impression roll.

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Problem:

Ink temperature is too high, causing the cylinder to heat up and the solvents to evaporate.

Solution:

Cool inks or use slower solvent.

*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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