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Accent disc laminator for distinctive glossy CD finishes

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Primera Technology launched its new Accent disc laminator at the MediaTech Showcase 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany. Since February 2004 Accent is shipping.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Primera's Accent disc laminator
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
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.
"Color inkjet printing has many advantages over other disc printing technologies, including the highest print resolutions, the brightest colors and the widest media choices," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Now, with Accent, inkjet printed CDs and DVDs can be water, scratch, UV light and smudge resistant, and also help to discourage the unauthorized reproduction of proprietary 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.
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