How a CD or DVD is Silkscreened?
CD or DVD presses have indentations in a round table top for
the discs to be set into. The tables are part of a very expensive
robotic system and are usually loaded from a spindle full
of discs by a robotic arm. Robotic arms operate the actual
"screens" , and lower each disc onto the table as
it rotate into position.
The pre-determined color of Ink is applied by an automated
controlled dispenser . A robotic squeegee then spreads the
ink across the screen which in turn transfers it to the disc.
After each color is applied, the automated table rotates to
the next position (actually, they frequently skip one position
to allow some air-drying between coats, so you can have two
"sets" of discs being labeled at once.) Each position
on the system has a different color and different screen.
The ink is applied in a exact measured
amount so that there is no dripping or bleeding. The inks
are specially formulated for silkscreening to lacquered CD
or DVD surface,
There are stations on the table
with UV lamps for curing the ink before they are removed from
the press by a robotic arm and stacked on an output spindle
for spindle bundling or packing.
Silk-screening allows for a CD or DVD
that has a store bought look and can actually accomplish prints
that can not be done with Ink Jet or Thermal printing. For
example, the inside depressed ring can be filled with ink
to give the finished product a completely flat surface. Silkscreening
allows for a much more complicated print layout onto the surface
of the disc.
To DVD Copiers
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