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Poor trapping

Poor trapping

Poor trapping

First down ink is not dry due to improper ink or heavy ink film

Increase drying speed of the ink by: Reducing first down ink viscosity Reducing ink film with better metering Changing ink formulation for faster drying Decreasing machine speed Decreasing anilox volume

Ink is not drying due to the high hold out of the substrate

Change substrate or reduce ink film thickness

Ink/Water mixture is not in balance.

Achieve and maintain proper ink/water balance. Running a minimum amount of ink water is the preferable procedure

Second down ink is not compatible with the first down ink

Consider using a transparent ink and switch trapping sequence

Second down ink is not covering due to low viscosity

Increase second down ink viscosity to higher than that of 1st down ink

Second down ink is not printing due to the ink drying too fast

Slow drying by adding glycol or increase press speed

Second down ink is not printing due to too high or too low pH

Adjust the pH or add fresh ink (non-pH stable inks only)

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