Disc discoloration

vbimport

#1

Hi, I have been printing discs with a primera duplicator and recently the discs after about a month or if I leave them outside start to fade to a green color (mostly the greys go to green)? I am wondering if anyone else has ever had that problem? If so please advise. I have been using TY white hub printable media.
Thanks


#2

Assuming that’s an inkjet printer, the problem is the ink. All inkjet prints will fade over time if exposed to air and light (UV). Yours sounds a bit severe. I’ve not seen any fading with TY printables when stored in cases.


#3

[QUOTE=CDan;2454969]Assuming that’s an inkjet printer, the problem is the ink. All inkjet prints will fade over time if exposed to air and light (UV). Yours sounds a bit severe. I’ve not seen any fading with TY printables when stored in cases.[/QUOTE]

do you think that the watershield will do the same?


#4

[QUOTE=bassman2155;2455105]do you think that the watershield will do the same?[/QUOTE]

The coatings have pretty similar characteristics. Watershield might be better but I wouldn’t guarantee it.


#5

Could it be due to the use of a not original cartridge in the printer? I read somewhere that not original ones have a very low pigment quality (but I have no idea if it is true).


#6

Hey thanks for the info, i actually have used a refill place that cuts down the price of the cartridges, but I have been using them for a about a year. And the issue just happened. Thanks again for the help


#7

You’re welcome :slight_smile:

Too bad the only way to find if the culprit is the ink is to get an original cartridge and make comparisons using the same printable supports :frowning:


#8

yeah i hear ya it just seems weird that the problem is just now happening, thanks for your help!


#9

[QUOTE=bassman2155;2455155]Hey thanks for the info, i actually have used a refill place that cuts down the price of the cartridges, but I have been using them for a about a year. And the issue just happened. Thanks again for the help[/QUOTE]

Refill places buy ink from the lowest bidder, and it can change frequently. I would return those tanks and complain. Somebody is cutting corners.

But if you want to prove it to yourself, install OEM tanks and see if it fades. (it won’t)