CD Printing / DVD Printing / Blu-ray Printing
We can offer 5 different types of printing. The best option will depend on your project and how the discs are being manufactured. Each option has advantages and disadvantages so it depends what’s aspects are most important to you.
Inkjet – cheapest colour printing option for short volumes. Inkjet printing can produce a detailed full colour image. The inks used are water based and the finished print isn’t sealed which means if the disc becomes wet the ink can smudge. This option is great though for small quantities of discs which have a short shelf life (many clients who retail their discs use inkjet print and are very happy with the results). At Discus Group Limited we use Epson PP-100 Disc Producers to give you the best results on inkjet print. - Available on duplicated discs and Print only discs.
Thermal – thermal is an extremely high quality print suitable for small volumes. The oil based inks waterproof and UV so won’t bleed or fade over time. Thermal printing is slightly more expensive than inkjet so tends to be used for retail products or high end marketing. We use top of the range Rimage Everest 600 printers to ensure the highest quality print. - Available on duplicated discs and Print only discs.
Black Prism – cost effective and water resistant. Prism print is limited to very simple text though and won’t print shades of black (grey) or intricate detailed fonts. - Available on duplicated discs and Print only discs.
Screen – most cost effective on larger orders (but also available on smaller orders). Screen print is the only option if you want to use colour accurate pantone colours. Great for simpler designs. - Available on duplicated discs and Print only discs and Replicated discs.
Offset Litho – most cost effective on larger orders (but also available on smaller orders). Offset Litho print offers a better finish than screen print on detailed photographic images. Litho print will only do CMYK prints, pantone are not possible. - Available on duplicated discs and Print only discs and Replicated discs.
Pantone Printing: If your artwork is 4 colours or less then we would suggest setting it us as pantones. This will provide the best finish and colour accuracy. Pantone printing is only available on screen printing. When we print pantone the ink is mixed by hand and then the ink matching the pantone colour is added to the printer. This stops the print machine from making the colour up out of a mix of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK). We can only print solid pantone colours, we can not print percentages of a pantone or mix 2 pantones.