Rimage releases Everest CD-R/DVD-R disc printer

If you're looking for a way to master CD-Rs and DVD-Rs and make them look professionally done, check out Rimage Corp.'s newest labeling product -- the Everest. It'll be shipping in limited supply by mid-summer with volume production scheduled for later this year.

The Rimage Everest printer sports variable dot printing technology that yields the equivalent of 160 line per inch (LPI) resolution, according to Rimage, far superior to conventional silkscreen CD-R printing, and better even than magazine output.

The printer can lay down a white undercoat using an optional CMY-White ribbon, enabling Everest users to achieve label effects they wouldn't be able to otherwise, including photo-realistic printing on the silver surface of CD-Rs.

At US$9,750, the Everest is designed as an alternative to professional silkscreen and offset printing, rather than as a tool for hobbyists that would otherwise use simpler, less expensive paper inkjet labeling methods. The printer incorporates automated elements that enable you to print up to 120 discs at a time. It ships with Windows editing software but also supports Macs equipped with USB.

Rimage Corp. explained that Everest is also a key component in its new Producer II line of automated CD-R and DVD-R publishing systems.

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