Spots of poor ink pickup by pad in Pad Printing Machine? Spots of poor ink pickup by pad in Pad Printing Machine?with reference to Ink Problem Solution 1. Too thick. 1. Add thinner. 2. Dried out. 2. Clean cliche with thinner. 3. Wrong thinner. 3. Use slower thinner or one suited to ink system. with reference to Cliche Problem Solution 1. Insufficient etching depth. 1. Produce new cliche with greater etching depth. 2. Wrong screen ruling. 2. Test new cliche with different fineness of halftone screen. 3. Surface physically damaged. 3. Use new cliche. with reference to Pad Problem Solution 1. Too flat. 1. Use more tapered pad shape. 2. Surface roughened. 2. Replace pad. 3. Pad swollen. 3. Blow air on pad. 4. Surface too oily 4. Clean pad (several times) or replace. with reference to Substrate Problem Solution with reference Other Problems Problem Solution 1. Pad is pushed onto cliche too strongly. 1. Decrease head stroke of pad. By careprint|June 23, 2021|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail About the Author: careprint Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.