Can sunlight fade DVD artwork?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Paul, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I'm looking for some advice please. :)

    On my DVD shelves; most of my DVD case spines are in the path of direct
    sunlight coming in from the window. Can this sunlight do any damage to
    the artwork; such as fading or anything?

    I can't really move the shelves out of the way of the sunlight (they're
    huge and there's nowhere else in the room to move them to) and even with
    the shade down; there's still a crack of sunlight peeking through the
    side of the shade that falls on some of the DVDs).

    If it can do any kind of real damage; I'll have to come up with some
    sort of creative way to put something in front of the shelves to block
    the sun (any advice?). Thanks!

    Paul, Apr 10, 2005
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  2. Paul

    Mac Breck Guest

    Almost certainly.

    The crack of sunlight won't be a problem.

    If you don't mind faded DVD artwork, it should be no problem.

    Mac Breck (KoshN)
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    (Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)

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    Mac Breck, Apr 10, 2005
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    Jer Guest

    DVD artwork isn't known for it's resistance to UV fading. I'd recommend
    some doors on the shelving or improving the window shades.
    Jer, Apr 10, 2005
  4. Fading is probable - but how much depends upon the lattitude where
    you live. Here in latitude 28 degrees North even the blacktop
    hiways become white in a short time. The further from the equator
    you are the less the sun will fade items - it's the UV rays that do
    so much damage.

    How about a light screen or cloth over the front of them.
    Put something that hangs over the ones that see the crack of
    Bill Vermillion, Apr 12, 2005
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