Terrible orange peel effect

Discussion in 'Ink' started by Jeremy Hopper, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. Jeremy Hopper

    Jeremy Hopper Member

    Oct 2020
    So I’m running a basic AB Dick 9810 with a Kompac unit. I have TCP Premium 33 fountain solution and tried it from 3oz per gal to 6oz per gallon mix with distilled water. No matter what ink I use I’m still getting an orange peel effect which makes it look washed out. I even tried adding some alcohol to break up the surface tension in the water. Any thoughts on how to smooth out the ink? It’s carrying plenty on the ctp black plates but has the effect even on the plate.