Blu-ray discs have become cheaper and the Blu-ray publishing solutions have become more advanced and affordable for small and medium businesses for their publishing needs. Epson America, Inc., one of world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers, information and imaging related equipment has recently announced the introduction of its Blu-ray disc publishing solution called the Blu-ray 50 Disc Producer. The Blu-ray 50 Disc Producer is the first Blu-ray publishing solution from the company.
The Blu-ray 50 Disc Producer offers the best in class quality in printing and is equipped to print up to 50 discs unattended at a time. The solution is completely flexible and is focused on small and medium businesses that are looking for affordable, low-volume and high-quality publishing and labeling of Blu-ray discs. The Blu-ray 50 Disc Producer combines Epson’s expertise in robotic and inkjet printing technology. It is equipped with AcuGrip, a patented robotic technology and MicroPiezo, a patented inkjet technology owned by Epson.
The Blu-ray 50 Disc Producer is equipped with a six-color inkjet printer for delivering disc labels with superior color, text and graphics. Though cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, media type, frequency of use and temperature, Epson said that a set of ink cartridges can produce up to over 1,000 discs, making this the most efficient and easiest to operate disc publisher in its league. The built-in printer features a low-ink sensor and an LED to alert the operator.
What sets the Blu-ray apart from the others is that it offers unattended production for up to 50 discs in the fastest print speeds and highest quality printing in its class. The machine comes with a robotic arm that extensively curtails the usual problem in double-disc feeding, and easily transports discs from one station to another, preventing damage often caused by sliding media.
With its promising performance, the Blu-ray version will work best for healthcare applications such as medical imaging or PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), as well as in houses of worship for audio/video content recording.