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Archive of posts filed under the Labeling, Printing and Decoration category.

Lexmark Shutters Inkjet Printer Business

Lexmark International announced restructuring efforts that will see the company no longer develop and manufacture inkjet printing hardware.

Aleratec Unveils Continuous Ink RoboJet Optical Disc AutoPrinter

Aleratec announced its new RoboJet optical disc autoprinter, which features a high capacity continuous ink system.

Microboards Ends Support for Legacy Systems

Microboards Technology announced that, as of March 1, 2012, it will discontinue hardware repair service and support for its optical disc labeling and publishing systems that employ Hewlett-Packard’s Deskjet 6122 inkjet printing engine.

Rimage Launches Consumables WebShop

Rimage Corporation announced the global launch of the Rimage WebShop online store, providing a means for its customers to purchase Rimage disc publishing supplies direct from the company. According to the statement, the Rimage WebShop, combined with Rimage’s recent channel changes that have simplified and strengthened the Rimage partner network, help ensure that businesses get [...]

Spectra to Receive Japanese Patent for Disc Labeling Technology

Spectra Systems Corporation announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Japanese Patent and Trademark Office for a new patent, “System for Applying Markings to Optical Media,” related to the Company’s MediaCoat technology, which allows the graphical labeling of optical media across the entire play side of a disc (CD or DVD).

Kammann Reboots

Kammann announced that it has successfully completed its restructuring and continues its business as of April 1st, 2010 under the name of Kammann Maschinenbau GmbH. According to the statement, Perusa GmbH, a German private equity firm located in Munich, and the existing management purchased the assets from Werner Kammann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and [...]

Epson Unveils Discproducer Autoprinter

Epson announced its new Discproducer Autoprinter, the latest model in a growing family of disc publishing solutions. According to the statement, the Discproducer Autoprinter is ideal for high-quality disc printing in many vertical markets, such as healthcare, video and audio pre and post production, photography, education, houses of worship, kiosks and any organization requiring CD, [...]

Paragon Installs Lamin Six Color Press

Paragon Media announced that it has installed a new Lamin 6 color off-set disc printing press in its Seattle, WA facility. According to the statement, Paragon uses the Lamin 6 color off-set press to decorate both prerecorded discs and custom printed recordable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

LightScribe Colour Background CD-R Discs Hit the Streets

Hewlett-Packard announced the widespread U.S. availability of five new colour backgrounds (red, orange, yellow, blue, green) for LightScribe CD-R discs.

Primera BravoPro Review

The Primera BravoPro is an affordable and painless in-house DVD production solution that yields professional results and provides some comfortable room to grow if your needs don’t immediately justify a system of its speed or capacity. When a Bravo II won’t quite do, it’s BravoPro to the rescue!

HP LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Review

What’s the best way to label a disc — marker? sticker? printer? The inventive folks at Hewlett-Packard think they have the answer with LightScribe, promising slick labels with fewer hassles. But does HP’s LightScribe live up to the hype?

Primera Accent Disc Laminator Review

Until Primera’s Accent Disc Laminator came along, desktop disc decoration had seen and done it all. The Accent raises the stakes for inkjet-printable label durability, appearance, and visual authentication. A specialized device best left for volume-batch production situations, the Accent introduces useful and innovative capabilities, and challenges the industry to take note.

Our Discs are Sealed

Isn’t it amazing that for all of the careful design they put into CD and DVD technology, the engineers never stopped to consider how discs might be labeled on the desktop? Thankfully, the marketplace has come to the rescue with its own solutions—some good, some not so good, but all ingenious in their own regard.

Rimage Perfect Image Protégé II DVD Review

With its well-balanced ratio of recorders to printers, excellent incremental scalability, the attractive redundancy of multiple optional autoloaders, versatile multiplatform control software, and its peerless DVD label output, the Protégé II is a genuine digital studio thoroughbred.

Microboards Print Factory Review

Microboards Print Factory has a lot to offer prospective CD and DVD disc labelers including excellent high-resolution printing quality, rapid-fire output, reasonable cost per label, the ability to control multiple units from one PC and the convenience of using off-the-shelf inkjet cartridges. That said, Microboards still has work to do in ironing out some wrinkles, [...]