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Excessive Ink Film Thickness


Causes:
  • Contact area of doctor blade too large 
  • Anilox cell count and volume does not match doctor blade selection
  • Anilox line count and volume is too large
  • Doctor blade is not set parallel to anilox and/or set incorrectly
  • Blade pressure is too high causing blade to bend and wipe with back of blade
  • Doctor blade wears too quickly/aggressively
Solutions:
  • See chart on FAQ to match blade tip to anilox line screen
  • Check doctor blade set up to ensure blade is set evenly across the anilox and low pressure is used
  • Look for reasons excessive pressure is needed and correct. 
  • Use a longer life, coated doctor blade
 
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