December 11, 2003


PLYMOUTH, MN -- Whether you are a DVD duplication facility or a post house making copies of projects and demo reels, Primera Technology's ( new Accent Disc Laminator can come in handy. Accent lays down a thin layer of transparent or holographic film over inkjet printed CDs and DVDs.

Two types of overlaminates are available: Accent's ClearCoat overlaminate film protects discs with a clear laminate that is highly water and scratch-resistant. Also ClearCoat helps make printed colors brighter and have a professional-looking, high-gloss finish. The second type is AuthentiCoat overlaminate film, which 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 are not only valuable for aesthetic reasons, they also confirm that the disc is an original or an authorized copy.

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-100s 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 attaches to Primera's Composer XL, ComposerPro or ComposerMax optical disc duplicators.

Accent is priced at just US $3,495. The ADL-100 High-Speed Autoloader is priced at US $1,395. 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.