Why does my job crack around the edges?

Cracking of the edges of a business card sometimes occurs when the card contains high values of ink, as in dark colors.
This usually happens on a small amount of cards in the run. To prevent this, use lighter colors or if you must use dark colors, use as little ink as possible.


Why is there cracking on my scoring job?

When a job is printed with heavy ink coverage or coated with UV then scored and folded the job may begin to crack. During use, the cracks will become bigger and the ink may start to chip off.

Close Up Scoring
Cracking is normal when coated jobs are scored and folded. Prepare your job with less ink coverage or without UV will help but may not prevent this. As the job is used and folded more and more, cracking will eventually happen.