Microboards is shipping a new disc creation system (MSRP $2,995) with a high-speed DVD/CD recorder and industrial printing technology from HP to give users professional publishing in a petite package. Combined with custom label design and recording software, the system makes in-house disc creation easy and inexpensive. Co-developed with Hewlett Packard, the DX-1 offers a more robust choice among entry-level systems on the market.
The out-of-the-box solution contains a publisher with full automation, printing, and recording capabilities, as well as software for label design and recording. The unit features 16X DVD recording and 48X CD recording, and supports virtually every disc format for CD and DVD, including the dual-layer DVD standard. Microboards has patented gravity-feeding "singulation'"technology, which loads and unloads CDs with minimal moving parts and in a small area. The integrated disc printer is capable of up to 4800 dpi printing in full color. The unit can print up to 75 discs per hour, dependant on coverage and resolution, and ink consumption costs as little as $.05 to $.15 per disc.