Just your usual [B]silver inkjet printable[/B] although a similar process is in place. And no this has nothing to do with Watershield I was just using it as an example of even worse ‘scratching’ on the ‘unprinted’ printing layer.
You do know that silver inkjet printable media has been around a lot longer then the Watershield silver version? That is a clear finish, not the matte most of us are used to in silver inkjet. You will notice a difference in blacks on the Watershield as most colors are not as vibrant as on white? matte silver inkjet has better blacks and vibrant colors. It is an interesting surface but a little unpredictable on the ‘look’. Same thing can be said for matte inkjet printable
In the Watershield case they are not frosted and instead have a clear coat (ink absorbent). If one runs a fingernail across any of the silver inkjet printable media it will cause a surface scratch. It’s only on the first printing layer, the second opaque one is fine along with the lacquer coat and then the reflective layer, then the dye layer, I don’t know how else to explain it?
Now if one sees little very shiny silver flakes on the disc surface (and your hand, drive…everywhere) then you have a problem. :p:sad: