October 7, 2021

6 Solutions for Safer Chemistry Handling

We take pride in is our core competency, and that’s being experts in surface chemistry. We understand the function of cause and effect of chemistry with all mediums, from printing press room, all the way to medical chemistry. When you use a press room, as an example, you’re touching many different surfaces. You’re touching everything from organic items like paper to aluminum plates and carbons. You’re also touching hydrocarbon substrates like plastics, all the way to using other chemistries, like ink.  When it comes to chemistry handling, and we want you to do it safely. Here are our six solutions for safer chemistry handling.

December 12, 2012


Gas Ghosting/Chemical Ghosting

The transfer of a printed image from the front of one sheet to the back of another.

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Toning is the inability to remove fine ink particles that deposit on to the non — image area of the plate.

December 12, 2012


Ink rollers cannot except or transfer ink.

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Gear streaks are always in parallel to the cylinder axis.

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Fountain solution does not have the ability to clean the non-image areas of the plate.

December 12, 2012

Roller Marks

Bands of ink that form and look like rail road tracks. They appear on the roller train and may transfer and appear in the print. They may appear in rows across the sheet anywhere from the lead edge to the tail edge.

December 12, 2012

Poor Starts

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

December 12, 2012

Poor Rub

The printed ink film is dry, but has excessive rub and scuffing when going through the delivery and finishing processes.

December 12, 2012

Poor Ink Transfer

Ink may appear to be drying out in the roller train or press seems to be unable to adequately supply the proper ink water emulsion to the plate.