Primera® Announces Enterprise-Class CD/DVD Publishing Solutions

New XR-series disc publishers and server are designed for a wide range of “mission critical” applications.

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (2006) — Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, announced its XR-series of enterprise-class disc publishing solutions.

The XR-series includes the Disc Publisher XR, Disc Publisher XR-Blu™, Disc Publisher XRP and Server XR.  Rugged construction and modular design allows these components to be configured specifically for the task for deployment in “mission critical” applications that require fast and efficient disc burning and printing of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (BD). 

All XR-series hardware is built with 18-gauge steel cabinets and 11-gauge steel bezels. Access doors are supplied with locks and keys for maximum security.  Supplies replenishment is accomplished entirely from the front, allowing placement on counters, shelves, and in standard 19” wide racks.  For desktop applications, all components bolt securely together for stability and system integrity.

Applications for the XR-series disc publishers include medical imaging, banking and insurance, government, military, kiosks, live video and audio processing, digital photo processing and content-on-demand at retail stores.

XR-series Disc Publishers
The Disc Publisher XR uses a robotic arm to automatically record a CD or DVD with one drive and then inkjet print full-color, photo-quality images and text direct-to-disc at 4800 dpi print resolution. The Disc Publisher XR can burn and print up to 50 discs per job. The Disc Publisher XR is priced at Euro 2841,- (£ 1.700,-) MSRP, is currently shipping and was introduced in October 2005.

For increased capacity, the Disc Publisher XRP burns and prints up to 100 discs per job with two drives. The Disc Publisher XRP produces discs twice as fast the Disc Publisher XR and is priced at Euro 3395,- (£ 2.330,-) MSRP. Shipping is expected to begin in May 2006.

Introduced in February, the Disc Publisher XR-Blu is the world’s first automated duplication and printing system to offer Blu-ray Disc Support.  Disc Publisher XR-Blu automatically copies and prints Blu-Ray Discs with its integrated Pioneer® Blu-ray drive.  Disc Publisher XR-Blu can burn and print up to 50 discs per job.  It is priced at Euro 4995,- MSRP (£ 3.423,-) and will ship in May 2006.

Included with every XR-series disc publisher is burning software for Windows® from Sonic® Solutions, Mac® software from CharisMac® and disc printing software from SureThing.  Graphics can also be designed in Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® among others.

XR-series disc publishers also include Windows-based network software for up to five client users. Additional client licenses are available at a nominal cost.

When integration to third party applications is required, Primera’s PTDevSuite is available at no extra cost to registered developers. The comprehensive set of software development tools for Windows XP/2000 provides full control of Disc Publisher XR, XR-Blu and XRP’s burning, printing and robotic functions.

Server XR
Server XR can be integrated with any of the XR-series disc publishers to provide an almost unlimited choice of CPUs, memory, hard drives and operating systems.  This also allows direct connection to an office network through 10/100 Ethernet. A wireless 802.11g networking option is available so anyone with a wireless connection and the proper password can burn, print and laminate jobs on the XR-series disc publisher.

Server XR configurations are performed to exact client requirements through a “Certified by Primera” Reseller, Distributor or OEM.  Non-proprietary and standard business-class PC components are utilized for fast and easy support and upgrades.  The Server XR case is priced at Euro 499,- (£ 342,-) MSRP.

"With the XR-series disc publishers and server, our customers will receive robust and reliable performance and the highest-quality discs," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's vice president of sales and marketing.  “Finally, there’s an alternative to older and more expensive disc publishing technologies such as reverse thermal transfer."

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.