Poor Starts

Inability for plates to clean up quickly at startup and restart of press

Cause Cure
Improper Fountain solution mix Check pH/Conductivity. Adjust as necessary to achieve desired balance
Inability for new plates to clean up quickly at startup of press Plates to sensitive. Clean plates with plate cleaner. If plate fails check plate making process.
Fountain Solution contamination Check dampening system for contamination. Drain and replace filters. Refill with fresh fountain solution mix.
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