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Any way to waterproof inkjet printable DVDRs?

Postby epineda on Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:27 pm

Is there any known method to waterproof inkjet printable DVDRs after you've printed on them?

I've heard of spraying some kind of clearcoat on them, but there are never any detailed instructions on how to do it (i.e. what type of spray to use, how do you apply it evenly, etc).

Also I've heard of lamination, and was wondering if anyone had any insight on that.

Or if anybody knows of any other methods, that would be great.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:52 pm

I take mine to Earl Scheib. [-X
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Postby burninfool on Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:10 pm

I've never tried it but I've read of people using clear hobby spray(non acrylic).
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:40 pm

yeah... using a disc laminator will do it:
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Waterproofing DVDs

Postby margrave on Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:23 am

The best way is just to keep them away from water. :D With normal use (ie you always hold the discs by their edges) there shouldn't be a problem, I don't know about greasy fingers...
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Postby epineda on Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:58 am

Who is Earl Scheib?
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Postby RJW on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:46 am

Dutch belgium folks can check http://www.cdrwinkel.com/.
For protecting spray article is located under dvd printables.
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Postby cfitz on Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:50 am

epineda wrote:Who is Earl Scheib?

A well-known American entrepreneur who ran an auto painting business that specialized in cheap paint jobs. He was famous for his advertising slogan "I'll paint any car for $19.99" (changed to $29.99, $49.99, etc. as inflation went up over the years).

Earl Sheib passed away in 1992, but if he were still alive, I'm sure he'd be willing to paint any DVD for $??.99...

His company still exists:

http://www.earlscheib.com/default2.asp

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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:48 pm

cfitz, as I recall it: ".............I'll paint and car ANY COLOR for $xx.99......"
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Postby cfitz on Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:31 pm

Hi Slim. Yep, you're right - any car, any color.

From the Earl Scheib website itself (see last paragraph of each press release):

"I'll paint any car, any color for $29.95"

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Postby burninfool on Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:56 pm

Back in high school I had a friend who had his car painted by old Earl and it was awful...overspray on the windshield and tires. :o
I told him next time to buy some Krylon and do it himself. :D
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Postby rdgrimes on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:12 pm

Just curious, are we talking about using DVD's under water? :o
Sub-marine DVD burning? Using them for actual coasters? :roll:
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Postby KuoH on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:39 pm

Could be that he wants his data to be flood and hurricane proof? Or maybe he wants to make a video documentary of his trans atlantic journey in a rubber inner tube and wants people to recognize his DVDs in case he doesn't make it and they wash up on shore? :wink:

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rdgrimes wrote:Just curious, are we talking about using DVD's under water? :o
Sub-marine DVD burning? Using them for actual coasters? :roll:
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:32 pm

RJW wrote:Dutch belgium folks can check http://www.cdrwinkel.com/.
For protecting spray article is located under dvd printables.

This seems to be a Dutch invention and is available in various online shops in Germany as well- google for "CD Colour Protection Spray". I couldn't find it in the local stores I tried, though. Some people suggested using a "fixative" spray as available in art shops- but I'm leery about this because the solvents may attack the disc.

RJW- do you have any more information?

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Postby RJW on Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:07 pm

Nope. But If people are interested then I will add the smaller bottle to the next order I will place at cdrwinkel. Which might take a few months.
For printing i could abuse the Canon I865.

The comments on the site are postive about it and cdrwinkel doesn't abuse there score sytsem like some other websites do.
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:53 pm

Thanks for the offer. If I find this stuff anywhere locally, I'll do the same (for my Canon i865 :D).

Actually I was wondering if you had any information on the fixative sprays (meant primarily for ink jet paper and photos) which are more readily available- you seem to be well informed on adverse effects of solvents.

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Postby RJW on Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:20 am

Point is that I find out that cdrwinkel and a few others online store these sort of sprays a few weeks ago. Untill I don't know it's the composition I can't say if it's good or bad.

Maybe we should contact Discprint BV. The persons who make this.
If I have some time over I will contact them and see if I can get more info.

I wonder if this is the same stuff as some people use for paper which I saw advertised years ago.
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Postby Compaq on Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:03 am

You can use CD/DVD security strip labels like the one in 3M's Tattle Tape series. However, there will be two parallel metal strips that you can see in the pic.

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Postby RJW on Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:51 pm

And screw up the balance of the DVD no thank you.
Labels are to problematic.
The spray thingie might be nice but at the moment I don't have any more time to do research on it.
To busy with other stuff.
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Postby Compaq on Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:08 am

I haven't had any problems with the security strip labels. The parallel strips are evenly placed and I've used them on DVDs, CDs, blank CDs and DVDs, and VCDs. I've had no problems with them.

I generally use those on blank silver-sided nonprinted discs. Those blanks generally chip easily on the silver side and seems to be the actual layer where data is burned into.
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