Troubleshooting Tools

Working with Daetwyler means that our entire 40+ years of top-quality print industry expertise is always right at your fingertips. Just like the products we create, we place a high priority on being your pressroom’s most valuable resource when it comes to precision output, and ultimately, your success.

Our extensive knowledge and first-hand experience includes solving all the most common printing problems faced by gravure and flexographic printers today, making us an ideal choice to help help with any challenge your pressroom is facing.

For help troubleshooting your issue, please select the printing method:

  • Issues with Flexo Printing
  • Issues with Gravure Printing

MDC doctor blades help avoid all manner of issues including ink spitting, bleeding, dot loss/gain, ghosting effect, uneven ink layer, streaks and chattering marks.

Anilox Wear

Anilox Wear

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Back Doctoring

Back Doctoring

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Bleeding

Bleeding

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Dot Gain

Dot Gain

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Excessive Ink Film Thickness

Excessive Ink Film Thickness

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Ghosting

Ghosting

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Haloing & Drop Effect

"Haloing" & Drop Effect

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Horizontal Streaks

Horizontal Streaks

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Ink Density too High

Ink Density too High

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Ink Density too Low

Ink Density too Low

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Leaking Chamber

Leaking Chamber

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Lines

Lines

Click here to download our white paper about working with white inks.

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Uneven Ink Layer

Uneven Ink Layer

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Uneven Metering

Uneven Metering

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UV Ink Spitting

UV Ink Spitting

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Vertical Streaks

Vertical Streaks

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    • We are also open to scheduling a video call so we can look at the problem with you. Just let us know the best time to connect with you.

    In combination with the right set-up, the MDC doctor blades can help avoid all manner of printing issues including hazing, unsmooth gradients, drag outs, flaws, chattering marks, ink streaks and cylinder wear.

    Blade Chatter/Bounce

    Blade Chatter/Bounce​

    Click here to download our white paper addressing chatter marks.

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    Cylinder Wear

    Cylinder Wear

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    cylinder weare

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    Dragouts

    Dragouts

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    Drying In

    Drying In

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    Hazing

    Hazing

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    Missing Dots

    Missing Dots

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    Streaks & Pin Lines

    Streaks & Pin Lines

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    Unsmooth Gradations

    Unsmooth Gradations

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    • Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: jpg, heic, png, pdf, Max. file size: 20 MB, Max. files: 5.
      • We are also open to scheduling a video call so we can look at the problem with you. Just let us know the best time to connect with you.