Mac Support for Microboards GX-1 DVD/CD Publisher

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Added support brings speed, print quality, and cost savings to the Mac market.

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Graphics and text are distinct, clear and crisp. And our print time is up to 40% faster when compared with other desktop-type solutions.

Setting an astonishing new standard for disc publishing, support for the Mac operating system has now been added to the GX-1 Disc Publisher. Microboards Technology, the leading manufacturer/distributor of disc duplication and publishing products, has introduced a software package that revolutionizes disc printing and recording on the Mac.

“Strong support for Mac users has been a longtime shortcoming in our industry”, said John Westrum, Microboards’ Chief Technology Officer. “The few solutions available in the market fell far short of user expectations, so we worked hard to produce a more user-friendly solution.” Among the unique capabilities in 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.

Besides its durability and good looks, the GX-1 disc publisher is rapidly gaining attention for its output capabilities. Since its launch, internal and third-party testing have confirmed that the GX-1 wins in its class for cost-per-disc in ink, speed of print and print quality. “Microboards Technology is well-known in disc printing for our low ink cost. But the distinct gains in print time and print quality are so immediately and plainly visible with the GX-1, that users are quickly convinced of its overall superiority in the market,” says Westrum. “Graphics and text are distinct, clear and crisp. And our print time is up to 40% faster when compared with other desktop-type solutions.”

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 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.

More Information

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 http://www.microboards.com.

About Microboards

Microboards has been the industry leader in distribution and development of CD Recordable technology systems since 1989. Other historical highlights include the introduction of the first CD recorders and media in the United States, as well as the introduction of the first CD and DVD duplicators. Microboards Technology is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota with manufacturing facilities in Salida California. Microboards Technology is represented internationally by its offices in London, UK and Tokyo, Japan and by authorized resellers around the world.

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