August 31, 2011: Epson has released two new Discproducer disc publishers for fast production of high quality, printed disc copies.
The Epson Discproducer PP-50 (pictured right) and PP-100AP extend the range of Epson disc publishers with new configurations and features – including low total cost of ownership.
The Discproducer range has a dust-proof body, outstanding print quality and robotic disc feed arm with patented AcuGrip technology.
AcuGrip ensures that only one disc is placed in the drive or printer even if two are stuck together. This not only increases the life of the product, but also helps protect against the interruption of automated production runs due to mechanical blockage.
Epson says its MicroPiezo inkjet print head technology ‘is the secret of the Discproducer’s unrivalled print quality, unlike the printing systems used in other disc publishers.’
The MicroPiezo print head ensures accurate placement of uniform, stable ink droplets with virtually no satellites or misting. Epson says its Discproducers deliver the highest print quality in their class for crisp text and vibrant graphics ‘at up to 1440 x 1440 dpi resolution’ (for those who don’t mind wasting lots of ink – photo quality 300dpi should suffice for more efficient operators!)
Individual high-capacity ink cartridges for each of the six colours make disc printing more cost-effective.
A low ink sensor and LED for each cartridge help prevent interruptions to print runs by warning that a cartridge replacement is needed before commencing a long job.
The Discproducer PP-50 is a single drive model with 50-disc capacity that can create copies of CD/DVD content and print customised labels on each disc. It is designed for users with smaller output requirements, with all the features of the currently available Discproducer PP-100 model, but with a smaller disc capacity. It can burn and print up to 50 discs at a speed of 15 CDs or 8 DVDs per hour, and features two operating modes: a standard mode for production runs up to 50 discs and a low volume mode for runs up to 20 discs.
The new Discproducer PP-100AP (Autoprinter) is a print-only system ideal for businesses that already have high speed duplication systems in place. It can store and print up to 100 discs at a fast print speed of up to 95 discs per hour. It has an extended life of up to five years or up to 300,000 discs with regular maintenance.
Recommended retail prices including GST are:
– Discproducer PP-100 (current model) – dual drive, 100 disc capacity, burn and print: $3299;
– Discproducer PP-50 – single drive, 50 disc capacity, burn and print: $2899;
– Discproducer PP-100AP (Autoprinter) – dual drive, 100 disc capacity, print only: $2199.
The Epson Discproducer range is distributed by Region4 and DH Technology.