Poor or no ink transfer onto the substrate, evident as a partial image or a missing portion. 


– Low areas on the plate;

– Poor plates or make ready;

– Impression set too light;

– Failure to lock down deck;

– Plate cylinder bounce;

– Print station out of parallel.


– Check calliper of printing plates for variations;

– Check impressions to determine accuracy of plates;

– Re-adjust impression settings for plate and/or anilox rolls;

– Check deck locking nuts;

– Check concentricity of plate cylinder or gears. Observe the condition of shafts, journals, bearings and gears for cleanliness or excessive wear;

– Reset print station for side-to-side parallel;

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