Backing Away From Fountain
n A condition in which an ink lacking in flow will not keep in contact with the fountain roller so that the latter can transfer ink to the ductor roller. Eventually the prints become uneven, streaky, and weak. (Leach RH, Pierce RJ, Hickman EP, Mackenzie MJ, Smith HG (eds) (1993) Printing ink manual, 5th edn. Blueprint, New York).