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Lack of Adhesion

After cure, pasteurization or retort, ink does not stay stuck on the can and is easily removed with solvents or scratching.

Problem:

Wet, dirty or “oily” cans from the washer.

Solution:

Check the cans before being printed.

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Problem:

Over varnish spots on the can.

Solution:

Check over varnish viscosity and foam possibility in the day tank.

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Problem:

Surface tension/energy.

Solution:

Check it during the different washer stages.

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Problem:

Too cured basecoat.

Solution:

Reduce coater oven temperature.

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Problem:

Over varnish film weight is too low.

Solution:

Increase the over varnish film weight.

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Problem:

Low oven temperature.

Solution:

Increase the temperature.

*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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