Color Too Weak

Problem:Solids appear to lack density

color saturation

color saturation


  1. Improper ink/water balance
  2. Improper concentration of fountain solution
  3. Non-uniform dampening
  4. Loss of image area
  5. Improperly set form rollers


  1. Adjust to proper ink/water balance
  2. Adjust fountain solution to proper pH/conductivity (pH 4.0-4.5)
  3. Clean brushes, flicker blades, etc; replace if necessary
  4. Adjust form rollers to proper setting