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  1. Member OmegaSupreme's Avatar
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    Primera and Imation Corp. are proud to announce the immediate availability of the world's first water-resistant inkjet printable media.

    It's called TuffCoat(TM) with AquaGuard(TM) Surface. This revolutionary new inkjet-printable CD-R and DVD-R media uses nanoparticle technology to repel water molecules before they can harm the inkjet-printed images on your discs. So, you no longer need to worry about raindrops, snow or spilled liquids. Read more about TuffCoat with AquaGuard Surface at: http://prim.prh10.net/r/?ZXU=221310

    TuffCoat with AquaGuard Surface is compatible with all of Primera's inkjet-based disc publishers, including the Bravo II, BravoPro, Bravo XR (Disc Publisher II/Pro/XR in Europe and Scandinavia) and Signature-series CD/DVD Printers. It is available for immediate shipment from primerastore.com: http://prim.prh10.net/r/?ZXU=221311
    (USA customers only) and during the next several weeks through many of Primera's Authorized Resellers and Distributors around the world.
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    Does that mean we can take showers with our backups or use them as beach toys? LOL thats just friggin stupid. My opinion of course.
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    For crying out loud ! How often do we take out our dvds in the rain, snow, or put them without case within drinkspill range ? Another stupid idea.
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    Considering the conversations about spray coating around here, I think this makes alot of sense. My concern is if the media it's placed on is any good. What good is a durable, resistant, printable surface if the recorded side is crap? (I"m not sayin it is, I'm just asking)
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    Are they talking about the coating being water soluble, or the ink? I can take a glossy photo printout from my Epson R800 and run it under hot water, rub on it and the photo will NOT run or smudge (I tried it). These are archival pigment-based inks that Epson manufactures for this printer.

    I have never tried it with a printable disk, but I just might try it for fun. Perhaps the white coating is not waterproof?

    On the other hand, as dvdguy4 has stated, what's the point? My DVD player doesn't have indoor plumbing.

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  6. Originally Posted by cyflyer
    For crying out loud ! How often do we take out our dvds in the rain, snow, or put them without case within drinkspill range ? Another stupid idea.
    I'm with you, but didn't somebody or other once say, "Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public."

    And according to some high mucky-muck at the company making such discs, “Water resistance is a feature that our customers have been requesting for many years ... [this new process allows ]CDs and DVDs to be used in virtually any application where exposure to raindrops, snowflakes or immediate handling was previously a concern.”

    Raindrops? Snowflakes? You people in the frozen North, are you taking your DVDs on polar expeditions or something?

    Although maybe I could see a use for one of these disc, if you were backing up "March of the Penguins" ... :P
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  7. Member ebenton's Avatar
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    That idea runs a close second to bun-length hot dogs. Don't you just *hate* it when your hot dogs are not the same length as your hot dog buns?

    Another example of Madison Avenue inventing an imaginary problem and then providing you with the solution.
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    given the target market of these discs (note the price range of the printers) I have to agree with the rest of the folks here.

    However, if this could be implimented for mainstream printers there could be a real benafit (with kids/family, nothing is impossible). There is also the problem of wet/sweaty fingers (say condensation from a soda/beer can).

    Personaly, all else being equal, I would rather have waterproof than not waterproof, but that's just me.
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  9. AT last! Now when its raining down at the car boot sale, I can still sell all my DVD's .. the pictures wont run. It'll make my stuff seem even more like the real thing
    And it opens up the swimming pool market .. a previously untapped sales venue..
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    Why not use regular discs and something like: http://www.medea.co.uk/pressit/prod_info/sprayfix_and_more.htm
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    when you do a run of 500 disk at a time ... this type of ink is a good thing .. as spraying would not be practical ..

    always had customers complain about smudging -- they always seem to have wet hands
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    Wet hands = Pornography = Sticky disc = Perv
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    For that many discs you could always go with thermal.
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    yea -- could .. but the BravoPro/ Bravo XR are good cheap machines that copy and print same time and did i say cheap to buy and easy to use ...?

    thermal is better though i agree
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    They should just get with Kodak and make labels using their Ultima Picture paper. I use it for all my photos. It is thick and has a textured feel to it. Ink dries fast and never smears.
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    not good idea for labels on disks
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