Primera Introduces Home & Office CD/DVD Printer for € 129

Signature Z1®CD/DVD Printer labels recorded discs with a professional, high-quality look

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (August 3, 2004) — Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced its Signature Z1 CD/DVD Printer.  Signature Z1 is a compact and affordable desktop printer that prints directly onto CD-Rs and DVD±Rs with tough, waterproof thermal transfer ink.

Up to four separate areas of the disc can be printed with Signature Z1.  The unique, patent-pending mechanism prints each of four quadrants by spinning the disc and then applying ink in each area.  This distinguishes Signature Z1 from other inexpensive thermal transfer disc printers that can print only a single line at a time on discs.

Signature Z1 is easy to set-up and operate.  It connects to any PC running Windows® 2000/XP via USB 1.1/2.0.   Simply enter your data, import graphics and logos, and print.  The printer’s label design software can utilize any font on the PC and over 250 clip art images are included.

No More Marking Pens or Sticky Labels

Instead of writing on discs with a marking pen or using expensive and hard to apply

CD labels, Signature Z1 prints directly onto CD-Rs and DVD±Rs.  Printing is fast; each disc takes less than one minute to print.  Printed discs can include text, graphics and logos.  The tough thermal transfer ink is highly scratch- and smudge-resistant as well as completely waterproof.

Signature Z1 is perfect for printing onto recorded CDs and DVDs that contain music, videos, photos, software, data and much more.  The crisp text and graphics make every printed disc look finished and professional.  Its compact size and easy to use software is ideal for use at home, school, or office.

Low Price But High Quality Results

“The Signature Z1 is our most affordable CD/DVD printer ever,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “But despite its low price, it prints CDs and DVDs with the same quality and professional look as high-end thermal printers costing literally thousands of dollars. ”

Signature Z1 sells for just € 129 (MSRP).  Everything a user needs to get started is included:  the printer, a black ribbon, USB cable, AC adapter, label design software, operator’s manual and several sample CD-Rs.

Replacement ribbons cost € 17 (MSRP) and will yield up to 200 print areas.  A full-coverage disc has four print areas, so if only two print areas are selected — such as the top and bottom of the disc — printing cost per disc is just 17 cents.  Ribbons are available in four colors:  black, red, blue or green. 

The printer is available now in over 80 countries through Primera Authorized Resellers and Distributors.  Hundreds of retailers also sell Primera’s products online.

About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty printing equipment including full-color label printers and CD/DVD/BD duplication and printing equipment. Its products are sold in over 222 countries and have been installed at more than 85 percent of Fortune 100 companies.
More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at or contact Primera Europe in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at
In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at

Notes to Editors: Primera Technology EUROPE is an independent company called Primera Europe GmbH. Primera Europe is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Technology Europe. Primera Asia Pacific is an independent company called Asia Pacific Optical Distribution Ltd. (APOD), incorporated in Hong Kong, PRC. APOD is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Asia Pacific.