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  1. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    curiosity, OK. 1) At the start of your post, you showed a picture of your so-called "Splody Dots" on paper. NOW show an image of the same area on the plate. 2) When you re-test pH, write a capital letter and a line, reasonable size. Regards, Alois .
  2. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    Hello, curiosity, I strongly suggest you re-test and try to show an image, not a "Splody Dot". Have seen your Paper Salesman about this problem? OJI Paper are a top-class manufacturer of Paper in Japan. Your reading is in the Alkaline pH area. Your next task is - show a picture of the...
  3. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    Welcome back - curiosity, Are you using TopKote manufactured by OJI Paper of Japan? if so what GSM? What makes you think that this paper is causing you problems? Using the Hydrion Colour Chart Display - I read pH 6 which is Neutral. Regards, Alois
  4. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    Pressroom Chemistry. My choice is products from Varn. Back to the Topic. Most all Coated Papers use PCC (Precipitated Calcium Carbonate) Coatings, so it remains a Pressroom problem to minimise the impact this coating plays during the process putting Ink onto Paper. The main control is F.S...
  5. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    Hello, curiosity, Washing Roller Train Technique - Use a high quality "Miscible Roller/Blanket Wash" -- important! for the final rinse - USE just "Hand Warm Water" !!!!! Let use see a pic. of the same area on the Plate, this is the second time I've asked you! also, show pics of any...
  6. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    curiosity, Your latest conclusion ----- Nonsense! Regards, Alois
  7. Alois Senefelder

    Splody dots

    Hello curiosity, Answer - You are printing with "Too much water" We need to see the jpg of the - same area of the Plate !! Also, check the Blankets that they are not "Glazed" Regards, Alois
  8. Alois Senefelder

    Training the Apprentice

    Hello Gentlemen, I can remember during my apprenticeship! - The Compositor Apprentices being sent to look for " Along Stand" the Pressroom Apprentices sent for a "Tin of Tartan Ink" and many others I can't remember, I must be getting old !!! Regards, Alois
  9. Alois Senefelder

    Lamination and aqueous coating

    Hello davarino, I would defer to the Laminators, they know more than you, so you can carry on "Cooking and Overheating" Regards, Alois
  10. Alois Senefelder

    Problems with wet trap and LED UV

    Hello Alith7 I'm posting 2 PDFs that I hope will help you. In my opinion many of the posts regarding problems you encounter, in the end, ALL relate to On Press Problems that the Press crew don't understand or unable to rectify, so passing the problem back to Pre-press. 1) I would also...
  11. Alois Senefelder

    Uncoated 20# Bond Wavy after digital printing

    Gentlemen, A constant refrain from Digital Printers is 1) Problems with Wavy Paper. You all have a poor understanding of Paper Problems and Papermaking, I'm posting a PDF which I hope you will find of interest and value. Regards, Alois
  12. Alois Senefelder

    Gripper Pads falling off.

    Hello printbandit, Just Google - printers-superstore.com. Regards, Alois
  13. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Alith and fellow Lithographers, Clarification: As describe by Alibyan, the ultimate tool is "Blanket Height Gauge" but the Mechanics of Cylinder Pressure Settings on modern Offset Presses provide via the Blanket Cylinder eccentric bearing to and away from the Impression Cyl...
  14. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Alith, Micrometer ! Beg, borrow, steal or BUY a Soft Materials Micrometer. Regards, Alois Amazon !!!!
  15. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Gentlemen, We seem to be going round in circles! 1) we have a verified Imaged Plate - why aren't the Halftones being correctly reproduced on paper? Regards, Alois
  16. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    cementary, I agree- but add that the New Run Cyan Dots also are bridged but to a lesser degree. Alith, Please provide more micro pics of 1) Text 2) Slur Target and Star Targets and the Leave Edge of a Solid Area. Regards, Alois
  17. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Hello Alith, I'm puzzled by some of your replies! 1) IS the CtP Imagesetter producing - Production Compliant - Imaging/Plate? 2) Surely there must be room somewhere for a PrintControl Strip. 3) What do you mean by Ryobi - only lets you put 1 Dot Gain Target? 4) Are you applying...
  18. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Again Alith, It's OK the Printers tell you that the "Impression Pressure setting are OK - BUT have they checked via Cylinder Stripe Test? What you see on the Press Console is NOT always correct. Regards, Alois
  19. Alois Senefelder

    Disappearing dot gains?

    Hello Alith, So you are happy that the Plates are imaged correctly (Checked via the Imaging control strip)? Next - have you checked the Print Control Strips (Star Targets, etc. ) on the Press Sheet??? Regards, Alois
  20. Alois Senefelder

    Anicolor printing issues

    Hello Anton Pavlovich, The dominant topic on Print Planet Forums nowadays deals with Digital Printing, very little is posted about conventional printing such as Lithographic Printing. Regards, Alois

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