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Posted 02/21/2018   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add meyra to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I am interested to learn about ink bleed on the back of the stamp, which is a mark from stamp production process. Would like to know what caused these ink bleed. Why the ink bleed formed a dots instead of line and why the bleed occurred mainly on the edge.



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Posted 02/21/2018   3:38 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is called 'setoff'* and comes from the stacking of not yet fully dried sheets of stamps upon one another. It is a defining characteristic of the flat plate printing process. Sometimes the setoff is so pronounced that you can see an entire reversed image of the stamp design.

*Some folks also use the term 'offset' but in my opinion this is needlessly confusing since their is also a printing process with the same name.
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