Well, it appears that I have chosen to showcase my relative inexperience with a contribution to the Vandercook bundle. Currently, I am having problems printing my second ever halftone. First of all, I think that I may need new rollers as these are a little glazed. I’ve used Putz pomade and a scotch brite pad on them. Might have to do that again. I’m using a thinish paper, Canson Ingres, with a laid texture. My ink is part unknown can and part Daniel Smith oil based relief ink. I am having trouble getting a solid black to appear. In the effort to get a solid, I have over-inked to where some areas of the halftone are gooping up. I’ve also got quite a bit of impression. Less impression does not deliver a passable solid at all. There are mystery particles in a kind of dirty halo effect around the heads, which I can’t seem to make disappear with the rag and typewash. I even used a toothbrush to make sure no lint was left on the cut. But still they are. I stopped printing, just unable to continue with this terrible result. I tried putting another two cuts to either side of the paper, just to give the cylinder more area to bear the weight, in case the concentration on the about 3 square inch cut was too much. I am using a drawsheet with a scrap of paper taped to it where the cut is, to give it a little softness. I think I am going to experiment with thicker dampened paper after this. Please take a look at the image, and see what possible solutions come to mind. Any help is appreciated.