At MediaXpress.net we stay on the cutting edge of our industry so you get the best, highest quality customized CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs for all your projects. And that’s why we use UltraViolet technology in our digital print system for your CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc orders. So what is UV technology and why do we use it?
First, UV stands for ultraviolet. You know what a black light is: a rather strange purple light that makes everything look different, especially with its glow-in-the-dark feature. The UV technology we use is similar, but its shorter wavelength makes it invisible to the human eye. It’s named ultraviolet because it’s a purple color (violet) that’s way above (ultra) the visible color spectrum for humans.
UV technology is used in many things, from CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs printers to water purifiers, bug zappers, electrical lighting, medical applications, solar cells, fire detection, and food processing . . . even ancient manuscript reading.
Well, that doesn’t explain anything yet, does it? Here’s the down low for CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc printing: UV light is used to instantly dry ink. Our high-end digital disc printer, the state-of-the-art Tapematic 2Print Mini, uses UV light technology to dry each color instantly before applying the next color.
So . . . a disc gets a layer of the first color, slides under the UV light to dry, slides back for the next color application and then slides back under the UV light. And on it goes until all colors are applied to the disc surface. All this happens fast, so the entire process takes just seconds.
What is the advantage to drying with UV lighting on CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs? Each layer of ink is applied to a completely dry disc surface, so there’s no running, no bleeding and no mess between the colors. And that’s how the amazingly high quality print results are achieved on your discs.
We don’t know exactly how other industries use UV technology, but at MediaXpress.net we know what a difference it makes in the quality, speed and economy of your CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. Go online or call us – we’ll answer all your questions and have your new, customized CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs in your hands in no time!