|PROBLEM-Filaments of ink are thrown from the rollers into the air.
SYMPTOM-A spray or mist of ink is visible in the air around the press, which eventually settles, covering the area in a thin film of ink.
||Too heavy an ink film being run on the ink roller
||Run less ink; consult ink technician to formulate
stronger ink, if possible.
||Press speed is excessive for the
form being run.
||Reduce running speed.
||Rollers are worn or incorrectly set.
||Reset, recondition with Kwik & EZ, or replace
||The ink has emulsified.
||See "Unstable Ink/Water Balance."
||Body of ink is too long for form being printed.
||Add OV-196 Super Water Repellent Varnish (up to 5
oz. per pound) to shorten the ink’s body.
|*Although not the most probable cause,
this should be investigated and ruled out first.