What happens if I see small dots on the press sheet?
If small dots are visible on the final print, you should do the following:
- Check your fountain solution. Epson DirectPlate Aluminum requires a slightly acid fountain solution (like most polyester plates) Use one of the recommended fountains with pH 4.1 - 4.5
- Assure that your environment is clean. Be sure the plates are enclosed until you use them. It may be necessary to lightly dust the plates before you print them and again before you cure them.
- Unwanted background dots/blemishes can be removed by one of the recommended deletion pens.
Published: Sep 30, 2011 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!