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.