Picking or lifting of paper coating onto blankets, plates, and rollers.
Linting of paper fibers from uncoated stocks onto blankets, plates and rollers.
|Too much water on paper.||Reduce water settings for proper performance.|
|Fountain solution concentration too high.||Check and adjust concentration of fountain solution. Consult fountain chemistry supplier.|
|Paper surface has excessive coating dust, slitter or trimmer dust, or loose fibers.||Perform tape pulls and consult paper manufacturer.|
|Base stock picks.||If serious enough reject paper, change to a more lint free, pick resistant stock.|
|Impression pressure too great for ink/paper stock combination.||Decrease impression pressure, repack blankets/plates to manufacturers specifications.|
|Blanket is tacky.||Consult blanket manufacturer, change blankets and check blanket wash compatibility with rubber.|
|Ink is too tacky.||Consult ink manufacturer and reduce ink tack.|
|Improper ink and water balance.||Adjust ink and water to achieve proper balance, usually a reduction in water and ink settings.|
|Paper coating is being pulled from surface.||Consult paper manufacturer.|