Primera Technology, Inc. has announced that its new Accent Disc Laminator is now in production and has started shipping. Accent lays down a thin layer of transparent or holographic film over printed CDs and DVDs. Accent's overlaminates protect the discs from water, scratching, sunlight, smudging, and rough handling. Two types of overlaminates are available:
- ClearCoat 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 Overlaminate Film
Primera's exclusive 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 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."
The Accent is priced at $3495, and the ADL-100 High-Speed Autoloader is priced at $1395. Lamination film pricing varies depending upon the type selected and ranges from US $0.10 per disc to US $0.25 per disc. Discs printed by other printing technologies, such as screen-printing or thermal transfer can also be protected with Accent's clear or holographic overlaminates.