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Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Tools, training and these tips can help
Troubleshooting Lithographic printing problems is a difficult task on all days
that end in “y.” There are at least 125 variables on a single-color printing press. Also, even a 30X loupe combined with 30 years of pressroom experience won’t necessarily help you identify the problem. Looks can be deceiving. Only testing will reveal the root of the problem.
Troubleshooting requires knowledge as well as the proper tools and instruments. Look at the library of publications from the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) as well as those from Printing Industries of America. And don’t overlook the excellent ink and coating guides available from your vendors. Finally, consider the educational programs at associations, colleges and trade shows, such as Graph Expo.
FIVE TIPS TO TRY