Primera and TDK Announce World’s First Inkjet-Printable Blu-ray Disc Media at NAB 2006
Posted Apr 27, 2006

Primera Technology, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD/BD duplication and printing equipment and TDK, a world leader in digital recording solutions, have announced the introduction of the world's first inkjet-printable BD-R Blu-ray Disc media. Using a DVD/CD-compatible inkjet printer, users can print custom text and graphics directly on each disc's label-side surface.

Primera and TDK have partnered to optimize TDK's printable surface BD-R media for use with Primera's world renowned line of inkjet BD-R disc publishing and duplication products.

TDK and Primera will offer single-layer, 25GB BD-R (write-once) Inkjet Printable Blu-ray Discs in third quarter of 2006. The companies will introduce dual-layer BD-R 50GB Inkjet Printable Blu-ray Discs during the same time. Both versions will offer the highest compatibility with Blu-ray drives and recorders/players. The Inkjet Printable Blu-ray Discs will be available at www.tdk.com/professional as well as www.primerastore.com, with pricing soon to be announced.

TDK Inkjet Printable BD-R has been optimized for use with Primera Technology's range of BD-R disc publishing and duplication products including the award-winning Bravo II, BravoPro and Bravo XR Disc Publishers as well as the Signature Z6 CD/DVD Printer. TDK BD-R media has true WORM (Write Once Read Many) characteristics, making it ideal for backup use in regulatory and compliance applications such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and SEC 17-a. The media is coated with a special inkjet-optimized surface that not only delivers extremely bright, high-resolution full color images and text, but also prevents warping - a potential problem with standard inkjet surfaces. The printable surface extends from the outside edge of the media all the way to the center hub for a fully produced highly professional appearance.

Hard-coating technology pioneered by TDK is part of the Blu-ray specification, but only TDK Blu-ray Discs have DURABIS 2, the industry's most advanced hard coating technology. DURABIS 2 gives the discs superior resistance to scratches and fingerprints, offering unparalleled durability and reliability.

www.tdk.com/professional
www.primerastore.com