Backing Away From Fountain

A printing defect of offset lithography characterized by printing that grows progressively weaker or streaked, caused by a high-viscosity ink (or an ink resistant to flow) failing to make contact with the fountain roller and consequently failing to be transferred to the ductor roller.

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