Offset and Silkscreen Printing

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Perfect discs are then sent for label printing which comprises high definition Silkscreen Printing and Photographic Offset Printing.

Layers high definition images are transferred onto the DVD surface and cured by UV rays. Each individual disc is then inspected by an Inline Label and Identification Scanner to ensure that the highest quality standards are achieved.

Screen printing uses ink-blocking artwork stencils placed on a woven mesh to form open areas of mesh that transfer ink as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A different screen stencil is required for every colour so that when a roller moves across the different screen stencil, it will force different coloured ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas onto the substrate. This process is repeated several times - one for every colour.

Offset printing splits artwork colour values into four colours: black, cyan, magenta and yellow. These colours bind to the part of the plate cylinder that contains the design element. The design is then transferred onto the rubber blanket roller which in turn is transferred as a single colour image onto the substrate. The disc goes through all four colours individually to produce a high resolution image.

 

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