Scumming

(redirected from scum)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Scumming

A situation in which a part of a printing plate not intended for ink takes on ink anyway. The ink is transferred to paper by accident. Printers seek to avoid scumming.
References in periodicals archive ?
Building a concrete ceiling over the tunneling where the Scum Building was removed;
We need to take a leaf out of USA's book and make these people actually pay for there crime, and not molly coddle these scum who get 30 chances, before they get sent to the holiday camp.
It is a sensible precaution for you, your children and your animals to avoid contact with the scum or the water close to it.
The accumulation of total solids in septic tanks in particular was assessed, including both sludge and scum accumulation.
Soap scum requires extra elbow grease to be removed, and these products make it easy to get rid of this type of grime while offering the fresh scent of Febreze.
In 2003 the first Swedish translation of the well known second-wave feminist manifesto, the SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas, was published.
Instead, and as with any form of neglect, complacency attracts further abuse and vandalism, as seen with the finger-writing in the scum and with evidence that a number of the glazed louvres have provided local heroes with a perfect target for stone throwing.
The Action Sports Retailer scum vend fest was marked by the decidedly strange emergence of skating's most in-denial board-building artisan.
Scott Kelley, a microbiologist from San Diego State University, and colleagues scraped the soap scum from four shower curtains.
The scum drove away, came back around and threw their trash on my front lawn.
Both were targeted for the marketing of tobacco products by a major tobacco company under a project called "Subculture Urban Marketing" or--you guessed it--"Project SCUM.
Catholic mothers found it harrowing to escort their daughters to school through a cordon of policemen, while Protestants called them "Fenian scum.