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Misting or Slinging

Problem:

Too much ink is being carried in an effort to achieve the desired density.

Solution:

Substitute a stronger ink and run a thinner ink film on rollers.

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Problem:

Rollers are worn or improperly set.

Solution:

Check rollers for damage; check roller settings (check for extreme temperature build-up on rollers).

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Problem:

Roller train is affected by static electricity.

Solution:

Check to ensure press is properly grounded.

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Problem:

Ink/water setting is out of balance.

Solution:

Adjust settings.

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Problem:

Viscosity of the ink is too low.

Solution:

Consult your Sun Chemical representative.

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Problem:

Web is running narrower than press width.

Solution:

Use mourning bands on plate. Refer to Sun Chemical mourning band technical notes.

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Problem:

Ink “globs” are being thrown onto the web.

Solution:

Adjust ink/water balance. Use mourning bands. Refer to Sun Chemical mourning band technical notes.

*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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