Among the capabilities of the new solution is the ability to design labels in standard software applications. Users can link virtually any file type to use as the label from the included recording software for automated, integrated publishing and recording.
Microboards co-developed the Mac solution with Hewlett-Packard, who also provides the print engine to the GX-1 publisher. "HP continues to be our most important partner in developing CD and DVD printing solutions" says Microboards CTO John Westrum. "Their expertise in inkjet printing, combined with our recording and dispensing patents, is resulting in products that impress everyone, from end users to industry experts. Gains in print time and quality come in part from utilizing a new inkjet engine from HP, the improved handling of the disc under the print head, and HP's new Vivera inks, which deliver brightness and durability for photo-quality printing.
Available immediately through authorized Microboards resellers, the GX-1's list price is $2,295. The GX-1 supports DVD and CD recording at high speeds, and connects to the PC or Mac by USB 2.0. The GX-1 comes with a limited one-year warranty. More information, including system requirements, is available on the Microboards website at www.microboards.com.