|PROBLEM-Non-image areas of the plate accept ink.
SYMPTOM-Non-image areas of the sheet pick up ink.
||Fountain solution pH/conductivity is incorrect.
||Check pH/conductivity of fountain solution and adjust
to manufacturer’s specifications. If condition still exists,
add 1/4 oz. per gallon of 14° Baume’s Gum Arabic.
||Glazed and/or excessive pressure
of dampening rollers and ink rollers.
||Clean, recondition with Kwik & EZ;
adjust or replace as necessary.
||Excessive plate-to-blanket pressure.
||Adjust to proper pressure.
||Low alcohol or alcohol replacement content of dampening
||Raise alcohol or alcohol substitute content.
||Plate was improperly developed or stored.
||Desensitize or remake plate.
||Ink too soft for form being printed.
||Increase body of ink. Add up to 1 oz. per pound of
OV-196 Super Water Repellent Varnish.