PrintWrite for Mac Now Shipping

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Microboards GX and MX Disc Publishers now ship with a new software tool for Mac.

Disc publishing just got a lot easier for Mac users. Microboards Technology (, world leader in recordable media solutions, recently started shipping its popular PrintWrite software for the Mac and will be showing the hot new software at this year's NAB show.

Created by Microboards' engineering team, PrintWrite was designed specifically for use with Microboards disc publishers, meaning users will be able to get the very most out of their publishing equipment. The software is compatible with the GX, MX-1, and MX-2 Disc Publishers, and is operational on Mac OS X.

"PrintWrite's arrival has been received enthusiastically by our client base, because it sets a new standard for dependability, flexibility, and ease-of-use in the (disc publishing) field," said Aaron Pratt, Microboards Director of Marketing. "If its warm reception at Macworld in January is any indication, users will be thrilled with PrintWrite."

While the PrintWrite PC version features a step-by-step approach to disc publishing, the Mac version is trimmed down to a single screen with several pop-out panels, along with a dashboard-style preview. Novice users will find the drag-and-drop operation extremely user-friendly, while expert-level users will have access to advanced tools and options.

Users can create discs of any kind by simply dragging and dropping files into the software. Music CDs, Video DVDs, and many other options are available. Blu-ray is also supported. For beginning users, it's a matter of just a few clicks to producing finished discs. Jobs can also be saved for future production.

Advanced features include publishing using "batch mode," or the ability to insert a stack of discs, masters mixed in with blanks, and record accordingly, assigning specific print labels. Create Image and Burn Image options allow the creation and duplication of the entire content of a disc using industry-standard ISO files.

Label files of most any format can be created and imported into PrintWrite using popular graphics programs like PhotoshopTM and Corel DrawTM. PrintWrite stores the twenty most recent labels, displayed in a flashy scrolling display.

"We feel this entrenches Microboards deep in the Mac arena," said Microboards Vice President of Operations John Westrum. "Unlike some other products out there, Microboards products now span all operating environments. We expect a very positive feedback from the Mac community."

PrintWrite for Mac began shipping with all Microboards GX-2, MX-1, and MX-2 disc publishers on March 2nd, 2009. PrintWrite for Mac supports OS 10.5 and newer.


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