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Dear Print Industry colleague,

In  offset printing, next to the printing plate and the offset ink, the dampening solution represents the third significant factor. Perfect print output – even during high print runs – results from the optimal interaction of these system components.

The profi-tip booklet on “Dampening Solutions in Offset Printing” is intended to help you to develop a general understanding of the dampening solution, its composition, and its application in the printing industry.

Key topics covered:

• Dampening Solution and Dampening Solution Additives
• The Basis: Water
• Water Hardness
• pH-Balance
• Wetting the Plates
• Testing Alcohol
• Araeometer Readings
• Alcohol Measurement
• Dampening Solution and Print Problems

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