Primera Technology announced its new Accent Disc Laminator at the MediaTech Showcase being held October 21-22 in Frankfurt, Germany. The new desktop unit laminates inkjet printed CDs and DVDs for a glossy, professional finish that is highly resistant to water, scratching, smudging and UV light.
Accent lays down a thin layer of transparent or holographic film over inkjet printed CDs and DVDs. Accent's overlaminates protect inkjet printed discs from water, scratching, sunlight, smudging and rough handling. Two types of overlaminates are available:
ClearCoat(TM) Overlaminate Film
Accent's ClearCoat overlaminate film protects discs with a clear laminate that is highly water and scratch-resistant. With ClearCoat, printed colors become brighter, more vibrant and have a professional-looking, high-gloss finish.
AuthentiCoat(TM) Overlaminate Film
Primera's AuthentiCoat overlaminate film provides the same environmental protection as ClearCoat, but also includes holographic images embedded in the film substrate that are transferred to the surface of the discs. Both standard and custom holographic patterns are available.
Custom holograms can include company logos, product logos, graphics and text for authentic discs. Holographic images not only impart a unique, high-end decorative feature to the discs, but also confirm that the disc is an original or an authorized copy. This helps to prevent and discourage theft of content.
An additional UV security feature is also available with either ClearCoat or AuthentiCoat films. It provides invisible text or graphics under the surface of the overlaminate film that is viewable only with black light. This feature can be used to covertly display words such as "Authentic" or "Authorized Content."
Accent can be used as a stand-alone laminator or connected with Primera's new ADL-100 High-Speed Autoloader. The ADL-100 loads and unloads up to 100 preprinted and prerecorded discs. ADL-100's unique, dual-picker mechanism automatically laminates up to 225 discs per hour. Accent laminates each disc in just 10 seconds each.
For completely automatic burn, print, laminate operation, Accent easily attaches to Primera's Composer® XL, ComposerPro or ComposerMAX Optical Disc Duplicators.
Accent is priced at just US $3495 (MSRP). The ADL-100 High-Speed Autoloader is priced at US $1395 MSRP. Lamination film pricing varies depending upon the type selected and ranges from US $0.10 per disc to US $0.25 per disc (MSRP). Discs printed by other printing technologies, such as screen-printing or thermal transfer can also be protected with Accent's clear or holographic overlaminates.