Flexo printing

Scoring Lines

Narrow lines or grooves of damage to the engraved area around the circumference of the anilox roller.

Scoring Lines


  • Foreign particles got trapped between doctor blade and anilox roll
  • Not using filter & magnets
  • Using too much doctor blade pressure
  • using a low quality doctor blade
  • insufficient lubrication
  • using wrong end seals


  • Use and maintain filter & magnets in the ink system
  • Reduce doctor blade pressure
  • Use correct end seals
  • Send us the used doctor blade for evaluation
  • Use high quality fine grain doctor blade steel (PowerPrint, CeraFlex XT, DuroBlade)

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