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Maximizing Doctor Blade Life: A Primer for Printers

Day-to-day press operation often comes with challenges. One of the most common – unpredictable doctor blade failures – also comes with a number of additional concerns such as safety, quality, service and cost.
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Ink Transfer Technology - Dot gain and Ink Film Thickness

Controlling ink film thickness is critical when performing even the smallest print job. Having the correct doctor blade ensures your print job against dot gain and enhances performance.
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UV Ink Metering - Eliminating Spitting, Blow-By And Inconsistencies on Anilox Presses

With today’s amazing innovations in plate design, ink technology, and faster press speeds, professional print shops have been able to provide more impressive end results than in years past.
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Creating a Clean Slate - Addressing Metering Challenges of White Inks

Throughout the industry, white inks are notorious for being inconsistent and requiring frequent changing of doctor blades often. Weighing the cost of a doctor blade vs. the cost of press downtime is as issue printers and coaters deal with constantly. The issue with metering white inks is actually a little more complicated than just buying the right blade.
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Ceasing the Chatter - Bounce, Gear Marks or Banding

There are many ways to describe chatter: bounce, gear-marks, banding and stripes of uneven ink application on the printing field. But whatever name it goes by, the common attribute is that chatter often shows up with little or no warning once on press.
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Back Doctoring - Causes and Solutions

If you’ve ever experienced the hard deposits left by dripping inks and back doctoring, you know it can impact print quality, damage equipment, and cause cleaning and maintenance headaches… but wouldn’t you also like to know why it keeps happening?
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