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UV lacquer - print protection for discs with printable surface

UV coating for CD and DVD

2016-04-25 08:45:00

If a small quantity discs should be printed the used printing technology is a direct full-color print on discs with a high-hygroscopic printable surface. It is the way to allow inks to go into printable surface leaving a very best high resolution full-color image.

After print the discs get coated with a very thin protective layer lacquer, which get cured (dried) with an ultraviolet light.

 

What are the advantages of UV coating?
1. Very attractive shine or satin matte finish
The UV coating improves the visual appeal of the printed surface providing a glossy or matte finish (according to the lacquer chosen), getting bright, vibrant and shiny colors.
2. Good abrasion resistance
The disc is a product with a long life, taken in hands, carried from one place to another under different weather conditions. The UV coating protects the printed surface from scratching and dirt, stops the humidity to infiltrate into the hygroscopic ink-receptive printing area.
3. High transparency
The UV lacquer is clear and transparent. It makes details pop and stand out enhancing the contrast of ink without dimming the colors. It is highly effective for rich colorful photographic images.
4. Environmentally friendly
UV coatings are free of solvents and do not emit volatile organic compounds, mutagens, fetal toxins or carcinogens.
5. Instantaneous drying time with UV light exposure
Just a few seconds and the disc is ready for use. It needs just to be cured as it passes under intense ultraviolet light. After that the disc can be played, packaged and carried.
The UV light is a part of the Earth atmosphere. It damages neither the material used by CD / DVD manufacturing, nor the inks used for printing of the image.

UV Coating onto the printed surface improves the visual appeal and catches the user’s attention. Depending on what kind end result should be achieved the lacquer can be glossy or matte. In both cases the protection is guaranteed. However, the brightness of the glossy and the softness of the matte work to enhance the desired outcome. The print is absolutely waterproof (the user can put the disc in water). And be assured, if a disc is used as intended the UV coating will protect the printed surface piece from dirt, smudges, scratching and weather impact.

IMPORTANT!  UV coating does not add a measurable thickness to the printed product . It does not make the disc heavier or unbalanced, does not encapsulate the edges of the disc, preparing visual or technical disadvantages.

Is writing on a UV coated disc possible?

диск с възможност за допълнително надписванеYes, every printed and coated disc can be labeled by hand writing with an additional text, if needed.
E.g. if we have already printed for you company’s discs with a logotype and/ or other contact information and you should provide your client an individual information, such as price offer, technical specifications, etc. we can print lines, where you can add clients information, date or whatever is needed. You need just a marker for disc.

 



Of cource some packages can be UV coated, too. So the ordinary cardboard wallet, as well as the front of the CD/ DVD postcard became shiny. The colors become vivid and bright and they catche the user’s attention definitely.

 

 

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