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By : Kelly Putz
Submitted 2011-03-10 10:01:04 Inkjet Printing
CMYK Inkjet printers propel tiny droplets of liquid ink onto specially-coated CD-R and DVD-R surfaces with ability to absorb ink. They are
usually integrated into automated robotic systems that load and deposit discs individually, permitting for unmanned operation following the initial setup. With a high-quality printing surface, inkjet final results might be spectacular printing in high resolution, and completed with a coating of UV-hardened lacquer that protects the finish against smudging and gives more vibrant colours. Inkjets are ideal for small runs with photographic good quality print,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], or once you desperately will need a fast job. In increased volumes the unit value does not face a substantial drop, which can be uneconomical in comparison with silkscreen, or lithographic printing.
Thermal Transfer Printing
The thermal transfer process is depending on melting a coating of colored ribbon onto the surface of the CD-R or DVD-R. Each and every printer consists of two ribbons; a single containing panels of cyan, magenta, yellow and black. Each color is printed individually onto the second ribbon- the transfer ribbon. The media as well as the transfer ribbon move together beneath the thermal print head, sealing the surface of the disc having a very durable coating 100% weatherproof and smudge free of charge. The finish outcome is a item which is very cost-effective in small runs, with a spectacular finish superior even to lithographically printed CDs or DVDs. Due to the fact the print procedure is done straight from supplied PDF artwork, the set-up time is very fast and allows for a very quickly turnaround for urgent jobs. With great final results,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], this approach has turn into one of the most well-liked alternatives and feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive.
Silkscreen (Screen Printing)
Screen printing is a cost-effective strategy for larger quantities of CDs or DVDs printed as a aspect of full manufacturing method, but may also be applied towards the printing of CD-R, 8cm CD-R/DVD-R, and 12cm DVD-R/DVD+R. Your artwork is transferred onto films every color is a separate film, with up to five colours. These films are employed as 'stencils' across a monofilament fabric screen, together with the coloured inks applied by means of them, onto the surface of the CD or DVD. The resulting finish can generate extremely vivid colours, and is specially successful at reproducing spot colours (Pantone). This might, however, leave a grainy effect about text and colour gradients. Silkscreen is most powerful with simple designs of couple of colours. Please be mindful that most firms will enforce a minimum run of 500 units, but with quite small price tag distinction when compared with one,000 units.
Lithographic (Offset) Printing
Contemporary offset printing may be the most widespread high-volume commercial printing approach, having a wide assortment of applications. The printer will either have your artwork and layout set straight towards the printing plate from the laptop or computer, or creates a physical "paste up" from your layout that they'll expose towards the plates using a process camera, film negatives,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], and chemical therapy. The plate is treated to obtain an oil-based ink around the print region, whilst the non-print region is treated with water. The plate is then 'offset' to a rubber blanket cylinder that applies it to the surface of the CD or DVD. This method makes it possible for for extremely detailed photographic photos and modest text to be applied towards the media in fantastic quantities. Please be conscious that lithographic printing is tied in having a full manufacturing method, which demands the creation of a glass master, and an extended production run, upwards of ten days. It's the ideal solution if you want upwards of 1,000 units depending on highly detailed artwork, creating a superior finish to silkscreen printing at a comparatively comparable price.
We often advise our clients according to their artwork and needs, but hope that this higher understanding of the processes involved, and their positive aspects and drawbacks can assist you to make an informed selection regarding your particular project, as always we are here to assist and answer any of one's concerns.
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