Print Problem: Pinholing

What is the 'pinholing' effect and how to remove it

What is Pinholing

“no-label-look” Nivea print sample
“no-label-look” Nivea print sample

A common issue with flexible packaging motifs is the so-called ‘pinholing’ effect. It describes the uneven or incomplete ink distribution when printing a solid area, resulting in a loss of density and a reduced colour vibrancy. Only continuous ink films reflect light evenly and only then does a solid area look appealing to the consumer looking at a package on display in a supermarket shelf

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