This may prove painfully obvious, but here are the details of my issue, which I’m hoping someone out there may be able to help me with.
Running a sheet through the press over a 2-page spread of metal type, head to foot, without ink I’m getting a good, clean, even impression.
I then set my rollers with a .918 gauge to between 1/16 and 1/8 strip at each corner (lft/frnt, lft/rear, right/frt, right rear).
I then run a sheet through, and the left page (closest to operator) inks relatively well, but the right page gets hardly any ink at all. In order to get even inking, I have to lower both rollers on the non-operator side until I’m getting almost a 1/4 inch on the gauge.
This makes no sense at all. Any ideas?
ps. I should also mention that when inking up the press, with the rollers set evenly with the gauge, I’m getting very little contact from the drum to the rubber rollers to the triple-metal rollers on top. I find I have to press down on the triple-metal-roller rack on the non-operator side in order to get good contact and thus good ink distribution on all rollers.