Die Shift

Die Shift is caused by a loose die. This is actually damage that occurs after the strike.
The doubling is the result of displacement (shearing) of the raised element. This pushing over of the metal not only narrows the elements, but also pushes this metal up on the edge of each character. When the base of the doubling is added to the raised part, it is equal to the full normal size of the raised element.
Also known as "Ejection Doubling", "Machine Doubling" and "Die Chatter".

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