Lacquer Top Coat
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Liquid laminate Top Coat is an universal water-soluble lacquer designed to laminate printouts. It is principally used to secure inkjet ink printouts against the harmful influence of ultra-violet UV radiation, mechanical damages and damages caused by industrial environmental pollution. 
 
Liquid laminate Top Coat is also applied to obtain a glossy, satin, matt and smooth surface of any printout, photograph, graphics and other artistic products, with their simultaneous self-protection against the influence of harmful weather conditions and UV radiation. Liquid laminate Top Coat protects printouts made on nearly all media, for example PVC, banners, canvas covers, tarpaulin, metal, glass, ceramics, stone and wood. 

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Drying time: 20-30 minutes (after his time laminate is not sticky). Entire time of polymerization carries out 72 hours and after this time the product achieves full protecting properties. Working life after bottle opening: up to 6 months.
Lacquer Top Coat enhanced scratch resistance
Liquid laminate Top Coat is prepared on the basis of water polymer dispersion. The lacquer is water-soluble and after drying-time becomes waterproof.  
It creates a thin very elastic/flexible homogeneous, smooth matt, satin or gloss layer on the printout.  
The lacquer was designed using latest technologies, to obtain perfect resistance of coated by lacquer printouts against UV radiation, large temperature fluctuations, wind, a sand in the air carried by wind, fog, salt and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere, respectively. 
 
Appropriate laminate Top Coat gives to printout required level of full gloss: matt, satin, semi-gloss and gloss. 
Lacquer Top Coat for flexible media with UV protection
Liquid laminate designed for smooth and consistent protection of photographic and digital output on flexible media and textiles to enhance, whilst protecting images from dirt and abrasion. This semi-glossy finished, highly flexible liquid laminate is ideal for protecting stunning indoor and outdoor graphics. It shows considerable water-resistance after drying. Top Coat offers the opportunity to create vivid graphics with almost every ink.
Lacquer Top Coat for floor graphics protection
Liquid laminate Top Coat based on water dispersion of polymer resin is water-soluble and after drying it becomes waterproof.

The liquid laminate has been designed using the latest technologies to obtain the perfect resistance of coated printouts to UV radiation, scratches and abrasion.

Durable, liquid laminate with scuff/slip resistance. An ideal finishing solution in the creation of Floor Graphics. Its non-reflective textured surface enhances the image and protects against damage.
Liquid laminates from Prim Jet Color
Graphic arts market, especially the segment associated with outdoor advertising requires that printouts have to be protected from the negative influence of weather conditions. 
  
This protection is achieved by lamination of large format printouts, i.e. their enrichment to inure them to water (moisture), color loss, mechanical abrasion, the flow of air, gases in the atmosphere and industrial pollution. Very often the lamination increases visual effect. 
  
So far, films are mainly used for lamination. These films are composed first of all from plastic, and after use must be recycled. The film lamination of printouts is performed in dedicated areas for this purpose with special laminating machines. The adhesive used in this process contains components harmful to the environment (for example, organic solvents), and after some time, may discolor the printout. 
  
An alternative method is liquid lamination, which is perfect for all conditions. A wide range of types of laminates allows the selection of laminate in a specific order. Liquid lamination is stable, fast and cheap. Liquid laminates are mostly used for vehicle graphics and banners to protect the eco-solvent printouts. It is also used for securing canvas, films on flat surfaces such as billboards and banners. 
  
Liquid lamination enriches printouts, graphics, giving better depth and saturation of the colors. There are liquid laminates which gives to printouts various level of gloss - from matt, through satin to super glossy. Using appropriate additives we can give to printout unusual effects such as pearl or metallic reflection, extraordinary abrasion resistance and preventing of plasticizers migrating from the interior of the cheap media to their surface. 
  
On the market are known and used liquid laminates to protect printouts containing organic solvents which poses a serious threat to the environment. Solvents evaporate easily, posing a threat to the health of workers, who are exposed to the inhalation of solvent vapors. Flammable solvents contained in the liquid laminates makes difficult their transport and storage. In addition, many laminates contain heavy metals, organic compounds needed to speed up the drying process (catalytic agent). 
  
Therefore appears requirement to introduce effective, easy to use and friendly to the environment product. Universal water-based liquid laminate from Prim Jet Color, applied with acrylic paint roller, brush or using compressed air devices, with no organic solvents, it is a response to this market demand. 
  
The biggest problem is that the inks and media are not created with the aim of lamination. As a result, many of them are not suitable for hot lamination. 
  
It's already hard enough to match ink to the media, trying to constantly improve their performance. Adaptation laminates to finishing techniques becomes under these conditions less important requirement. 
  
The common opinion is that the printouts made on plotters using hard solvent-based inks not require protective lamination, with the exception of images displayed in very difficult conditions. However, in any situation, dyes or pigments in these inks are subject to destructive effects of UV radiation or other environmental factors, which in the absence of a protective layer on the printout inevitably leads to damage. 
  
Similarly, in the case of the printouts made using eco-solvent ink (soft solvent), exposed indoors, it is believed that there is no need to protect graphics (unless the user wants to raise its aesthetic appearance). However, not only solar UV radiation is a risk factor that indoors is much less intense, but also artificial light sources, air flow, air, moisture, high temperature and gases (ozone, oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, which source is electronic equipment, heating, smoke, smog, car exhaust), can significantly affect the printout quality and durability.

Lacquer Top Coat should be protect against low temperature. 
 
We recommend putting the lacquer on using compressed air (by paint-gun), by laminator or by a roller for dense acrylic lacquer. 
 
Up to now, how it follows from carried out tests, it is possible to cover by lacquer Top Coat printouts made using each kind of ink and on each kind of surface. However user ought to carry out checking tests just to be sure.

Lacquer Top Coat is odorless.

Lacquer Top Coat ought to be kept in the cool dry place (not under +5ºC) in the hermetically closed containers. Avoid lacquer from direct sun exposition.
Lacquer Top Coat resistant to chemical agents
Liquid laminate after drying create a thin polymeric film with a high gloss, very good adhesion to the substrate, hard and flexible, resistant to abrasion, strokes and other mechanical factors and aggressive chemical environment. The cured coated by liquid laminate printout is resistant to repeated periodic interaction with chemicals such as water, salt solutions, alcohols, dilute acids and alkalis, acid and alkaline vapors, gases (H2S, SO2, CS2, NH3), oil and petroleum products: gasoline, hydrocarbons aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, oils, greases, etc. Ready coatings may be operated in the temperature range from -40 °C to 150 °C (in dry conditions).  
 
Liquid laminate requires the use of 25% hardener. 
Lcquer Top Coat for canvas
Liquid laminate Top Coat based on water dispersion of polymer resin is water-soluble and after drying it becomes waterproof. 
 
It creates a thin homogeneous elastic matte, satin or glossy layer on the printout. 
 
It is intended for internal applications and for canvas paintings. It is used to give the surface a suitable finish: matte, satin or gloss and UV resistance.
Why to laminate printouts?
Uncoated dye or pigmented inkjet printouts even exposed indoor are loosing quality under influence of various environmental factors unexpected by an ordinary user. These factors are as follows: 
  • sources of artificial light which provoke UV fading, 
  • pollution gases in ambient air – ozone, NO2 and SO2 , force chemical reactions that can result in dye fading. Sources of these gases are: electronic equipment (e.g. laser printers, scanners, computer displays), heating, cigarettes smoke, smog, car pollutions etc.. 
  • relative humidity level of 60% is enough to cause significant changes in the image quality, 
  • high airflow (e.g., from air conditioning systems) can cause a significant rate of fading in an inkjet image, 
  • ink-media interactions – dyes are more stable, at a factor of two, on matte paper, 
  • The use of diluted ink, i.e., in a six-ink system to improve the highlights of an image, reduces the light-fastness of low and medium densities up to a factor of two, 
  • simultaneous UV exposure with airflow reduces the dye printout durability up to a factor of three, 
  • uncoated printout is not fingerprint resistant, is not scratch resistant, is not waterproof.