Well I’ve recently switched from Dymo labels to an Epson R300 + TY printable media. I was Very happy with the initial quality of the printed discs. However, being concerned about long term storage and moisture absorption + oxidization, I went and read up on the best acrylic seal sprays and bought some Krylon 7110 “low oder” gloss spray. I decided to try it on a test disc today… and the results were DISASTEROUS!! :a
I followed the directions, shaking the can for a good 2 minutes until it made that nice “swishing” sound. Put the disc on a piece of cardboard. I then held the can about 10 inches from the printed disc and sprayed across as carefully as possible, starting OFF to the left side of the disc and going in a zigzag pattern until the disc was coated. The smell was AWFUL and very overpowering, apparently this is really meant to be done outdoors – a huge problem for me living in a small urban apartment. The surface of the disc almost immediately had all sorts of “bits” on it little specs of dust or some sort of uneven crap. There were small areas where the spray seemed to go on evenly but for the most part the surface looked awful.
I decided to let it dry. After about an hour I went and checked on it, I found the surface had some “lumpy” areas where the spray had apparently pooled or dripped, and there were flecks of the acrylic on the BOTTOM (purple) side of the disc. I didnt even try to play it back or do a quality scan, I could see clearly that the disc was ruined. I touched and pressed at the lumpy surface for a bit and found that the acrylic layer “peeled” away very easily. I guess it needs much more time to dry. Oh well… tossed it in the trash.
SO— [B]what am I doing wrong here?[/B] Now I am inclined to just not spray at all however I am very worried about degrading. Any tips on a better spray to use or how to use this stuff would be immensely appreciated!!
P.S.- I don’t know of anywhere to buy the “Patricia Nomick” spray that some people have liked, I can’t find it anywhere if you know a place to buy it in New York USA then please let me know.