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Poor Lay

Poor lay shows an uneven, patchy surface that can allow the substrate to start showing through with a speckled appearance. The colors look weaker, bluer, dirtier, less glossy and washed out.

Problem:

Low pressure plate to blanket.

Solution:

Reset settings and adjust it.

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Problem:

Low pressure on the form roller.

Solution:

Reset settings and adjust it.

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Problem:

Excessive washer treatment.

Solution:

Check the test results on washer stage.

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Problem:

Inker running too cold.

Solution:

Check roller temperatures.

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Problem:

Ink viscosity is too high.

Solution:

Add reducer.

*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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