Epson Launches Fully Automated Discproducer for Medium-volume Disc Publishing


Epson PP-50 publishes up to 50 discs in one batch; uses Epson Micro Piezo printhead and 6-colour inks to produce ultra-fine colour gradations and razor-sharp text

Building on its existing range, Epson has announced the Middle East launch of the Discproducer PP-50: an affordable model aimed at users publishing up to 400 discs per month. Offering a blend of quality and economy, the PP-50 is reliable and easy to operate, providing high-quality output at low cost.

Fully automated, the PP-50 frees up users to work on other tasks while it publishes up to 50 discs in one batch. This makes it a convenient, time-saving choice for any organisation needing to regularly distribute information, archive files or back-up data.

To help users present a professional image or impress clients, the PP-50 delivers high-quality, photo-realistic printing on the CD/DVD surface. The Epson Micro Piezo printhead and 6-colour inks produce ultra-fine colour gradations and razor-sharp text, even in very small font sizes. Combined with the PP-50's accurate disc burning, this means organisations can rely on the readability of their archived discs for decades.

Khalil El-0alu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, said, "Epson's Discproducers that have already been installed have demonstrated their reliability in various sectors, including medicine, education, entertainment and marketing, as well as the duplication industry. The PP-50 offers users in the Middle East great value for money as, while the output quality is very high, the cost of each finished disc is low. Depending on the printed image, one set of ink cartridges produces more than 1,000 fully-covered discs - and when a cartridge becomes empty, the PP-50 automatically stops to avoid mis-prints."

Allowing unsupervised production runs with less risk of failure, Epson has drawn on its expertise in manufacturing robots to develop the patented AcuGrip robotic arm, which ensures that only one CD/DVD is grabbed at a time - even if they are stuck together. To ensure trouble-free operation for years to come, the PP-50 has a dust-proof body and minimal moving parts.

The PP-50 is extremely easy to use - it is controlled from the front, and its LED system shows the ink level status for each individual colour. The included Total Disc Maker software is user-friendly too, with pre-defined templates and images, so users don't need to be experts.

Giving users the flexibility to work in batches of different sizes, the PP-50's dual 50-disc-capacity stackers can be utilised in two different ways. Users can load up to 50 discs of one type into the first stacker to be published as a single batch and then delivered into the second stacker. To produce smaller batches on-demand, users can load up to 50 discs into each of the two stackers - one stacker with CDs and the other with DVDs if desired - to burn and print in batches of up to 20. These smaller batches are then delivered into the 20-disc-capacity output container.

Enabling convenient installation on a shelf or desktop, the fully-stackable PP-50 has a compact footprint and measures only 38cm wide, making it one of the smallest disc publishers on the market.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises over 70,000 employees in 108 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. http://www.epson.co.jp/e

Environmental Vision 2050

Building on its history of environmentally-conscious activities, Epson is now striving to achieve its challenging Environmental Vision 2050. For more details on Epson's sustainability initiatives, see eco.epson.com.

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