Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Printing and Journalism


The research conducted for this thesis was essentially a continuation of the previously mentioned experiment. The objectives of this experiment, however, were broader than were those of the first one. It was the writer’s intention to bring together an array of specific facts concerning the problem of picking and combine them with an experiment to determine the effects of the amount of fountain solution used on the press and the propensity of a coated sheet of paper to pick. The greater the depth of inquiry into the problem of picking, the greater the cognizance of its enormity and nebulous nature. Little is concrete; much is theory. Dr. Werner Gerlach of Capitol Printing Ink Company had this to say about the interaction of ink, water and tack.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Offset printing




South Dakota State University