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Linting and Picking

Problem:

Stock has insufficient lint or pick resistance.

Solution:

Change stock, try a different run of paper.

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Problem:

Blanket is improperly packed.

Solution:

Correct packing (underpacking and overpacking causes picking).

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Problem:

Blanket is too tacky.

Solution:

Treat blanket surface to reduce tack. Use blankets with good release properties.

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Problem:

Impression is improperly set for the ink/stock combination.

Solution:

Set impression to press manufacturer’s specifications.

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Problem:

Ink is too tacky for the stock being run.

Solution:

Reduce tack only enough to eliminate the problem.

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Problem:

Ink and water are out of balance.

Solution:

Correct ink/water balance.

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Problem:

Ink film thickness is too low.

Solution:

Weaken the ink slightly to improve release from blankets.

 

*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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