Linting - (see Hickeys and Piling) - Paper fibers become loose and adhere to ink rollers, plates and blankets causing specks in printed solids. Linting tends to appear like an evenly distributed collection across the entire surface of rollers and blankets. In severe cases, lint can adhere to the plate surface and can attract ink. It can also begin to show in the non-image area like little hair specks. If you had a recent paper jam, this might indicate a sheet of paper is wrapped around one of your rollers.

Ink is too tacky
Reduce or replace ink.
Ink film is too thin
Increase film thickness.
Excessive moisture is being applied
Reduce dampener setting.
Poor quality paper
Replace paper.