Print Guard Ink Jet Lacquer
[Lyson] A brand name for a UV-absorbing aerosol lacquer sold to minimize fading of water-based colorants, such as ink jet printer inks and water colors. Print Guard lacquer also protects the prints from moisture, dust, dirt, and fingerprints. The clear, non-yellowing coating dries quickly in air. The UV inhibitors in the coatings were shown to reduce fading of 4-color Epson OEM inks by an average of 39% (www.inkjetart.com). The lacquer polymer is stated by www.inkjetart.com to be the same as that used in automotive windshield laminates, which is most likely Polyvinyl butyral.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Printguard; Print Guard Aerosol Spray; Print Guard Archival Top-coat; Print Guard Brush-on Lacquer
Physical and Chemical Properties
Contains isopropanol as a solvent.
Resources and Citations
- PrintGuard: Website
- Lyson: Website
- Inkjet art: www.inkjetart.com/lyson_spray.html