Mis-Print Monday: Details Are Everything
The viscosity of soft plastisol inks will result in an increased amount of ink expansion or dot gain. When printing a detailed graphic with soft plastisol inks one must compensate by adding a “choke”. We typically add a 0.25 – 0.5pt stroke (centered to path/selection). In the following example this corrective measure was not taken, the customer rejected the order, we had to eat and reprint. Ouch! I do however get some sense of satisfaction in knowing that at least someone else is agonizing over the small details in the same way I do.