PRINT GUARD PROTECTIVE LACQUERS
Print Guard lacquers render ink jet prints water resistant, protect from airborne contamination,
and non-toxic, are applied directly on to the image and then allowed to air dry. Designed to
provide a protective coating to images produced using water based ink jet inks, drawing inks and
water colors, Print Guard is a clear, non-yellowing lacquer that, when applied to water soluble
images, greatly increases UV resistance to fading, increases rub resistance, and provides a
splash proof water resistance coat. Print Guard has the added benefit of eliminating the
‘bronzing’ or ‘gloss differential’ effects that are prevalent when using pigment inks on gloss or
luster papers.

Apart from increased water, rub, and fade resistance, why should inkjet prints be protected with
Print Guard? Inkjet media is coated with an ink receptive layer which is designed to rapidly
absorb the water based inks that all photo quality inkjet printers use. This coating naturally
attracts moisture and everyday contaminants that are present in our atmosphere, such as
ozone, methane and tobacco smoke; all chemicals that are known to cause color shift or
accelerate fade in inkjet prints. Print Guard blocks out these contaminants, and helps keep a
print in the same condition as the day it was printed. The increase in fade resistance offered by
using Print Guard varies from ink type to ink type. With dye based inks, the useful display life
without noticeable fade can be increased by as much 100% compared to an uncoated image.
Even when applied to the latest pigment ink sets, such as Epson Ultrachrome™ HDR, Print
Guard increases fade resistance by more than double on some papers and canvas. Print Guard
is suitable for use on most types of ink jet media.
Supplied in 400 ml aerosols or in 1 liter bulk bottles for application by spray equipment, Print
Guard spray is a low solids coating for use on all types of inkjet media. Print Guard spray is
unique in that it tends to mimic the finish of the base media that it is applied to - gloss or luster
papers still maintain a high gloss finish, where as matte or fine art media absorb Print Guard into
the surface to provide a flat matte finish. This makes Print Guard spray ideally suited for
protecting images where little or no change is desired in the surface finish of the media. A 400 ml
aerosol will provide 2-3 protective coats on up to 60 8.5” x 11” images. Average coverage with
the bulk version is one square foot per 1.5 ml of Print Guard spray fluid.
PRINT GUARD WATER BASED ROLL ON & SPRAY ON
Developed to produce a thicker, varnish like coating on water resistant canvas and fine art
media, the new Print Guard Roll On and Spray On versions are aqueous based lacquers for
application by roller or spray equipment. Available in matte, satin, and gloss finishes, Print Guard
Water Based Roll On is applied using a normal short nap paint roller. The Spray On versions
produce the same finishes but have been manufactured at the correct viscosity for use in
standard HVLP spray equipment. All versions are supplied in bulk 1 quart or 1 gallon bottles.
Samples packs that feature 4 oz bottles of each finish are also available. Print Guard water
based lacquers are guaranteed not to yellow, and accelerated fade tests have proven that the
UV inhibiting qualities of Print Guard Water Based block more of the fade inducing light
frequencies than any competitive aqueous inkjet protection lacquers. The average coverage with
Print Guard Water based is 900 square feet per gallon.
PRINT GUARD PRICING
Product Code
Product description
Price
 
PGA400
400 ml Print Guard aerosol spray can
$ 16.00
PGA.1
1 liter bottle of Print Guard spray fluid
$ 35.00
PGWBMR.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Matte Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBSR.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Satin Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBGR.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Gloss Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBMR.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Matte Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBSR.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Satin Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBGR.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - Gloss Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBMS.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Matte Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBSS.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Satin Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBGS.32
1 Quart bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Gloss Finish
$ 35.00
PGWBMS.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Matte Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBSS.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Satin Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBGS.1G
1 Gallon bottle of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - Gloss Finish
$ 120.00
PGWBR.SAMPLE
Sample kit of Print Guard Water Based Roll On - 1 x 4 oz bottle each of Matte, Satin, Gloss
finishes.
$ 18.00
PGWBS.SAMPLE
Sample kit of Print Guard Water Based Spray On - 1 x 4 oz bottle each of Matte, Satin,
Gloss finishes.
$ 18.00
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