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Thanks in advance to everyone who's posted here. This is my first post, as I've usually found all the answers I needed here already or in one of the books I've bought. For my first printing project I'm doing a five-color waterbased print on black on a 6/4 press. They say walk before you run, I guess I just like to taste the dirt! It's actually looking better than I'd expected, but it looks like it has a million little bubbles, craters, pock-marks, whatevers in it. I'm seeing a "seedy" look in my ink when I flood, which I assume is also air bubbles? Ink is new with no impurities. For the details, I'm using an underbase of Permaset Aqua Supercover First Down White in a 110 mesh with about 3/16" off-contact. Then I flash for about 15 seconds (if I quit earlier, it's still pretty wet, and sticks to the bottom of the next screen). It goes around the speed table for a couple minutes to let it cool, then the other colors go on wet-on-wet with regular Permaset Aqua through a 230 mesh with about 1/8" off-contact. Thanks again to everyone on this great forum!