I just got brand new rollers and cores.

The weird thing is that when I check my roller height, it’s not even throughout. The ends are the same but the middle of the roller has a thinner stripe when I check. Is it the gauge I’m using? That’s steel but I’ve heard that those can go flat and I think I got that with my press about 10 years ago. I’m perplexed! My printing is coming out wonky too with ink distribution. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Carmela


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4 thoughts on “Roller height issues on Universal III”

  1. As is often the case, there may be more that one contributing factor.
    – As lad suggested, check the roller diameter with calipers. A Universal III should be at 3.0″
    – Is the form inking consistently?
    – Is the cylinder packing fresh?
    – Wipe the plate with a lint-free towel to remove any oil from your fingers.

  2. With new rollers it is possible that they are not consistent in diameter, i.e., out of round – to check, you can place each on a perfectly flat surface and roll them – put a flashlight or some type of light behind to see if there is a variation in diameter as you roll. Or, find/borrow a mechanical gauge that is capable of measuring diameter to see it it is consistent across the rollers. If out of round, send them back to be replaced

    lad

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