PRIMERA DEBUTS SIGNATURE II CD COLOR PRINTER.Primera Technology, Inc., Plymouth, Minn., a leading manufacturer of specialty color printers A printer that prints in color using three (CMY) or four (CMYK) colors of ink, toner or dye. Four color ribbons have been used in dot matrix printers, but these are rare today. See color laser printer and printer. , has introduced its newest product, the Signature II CD Color Printer. Like its predecessor, Signature II provides users with a fast and inexpensive way to create customized CDs, jewel case The plastic container used to package an audio CD or CD-ROM disc. See tray card. inserts and booklets. However, Signature II's print speed is 30% to 100% faster with an increased quality of print.
Using an innovative ink-jet printing method, Signature II achieves a professional level of print quality that is demanded by businesses. Typical uses for customized CD-Rs include software distribution and beta releases See beta version. , data archival, audio and music recordings, digital photography, and much more.
Four new full-color print quality modes are available on Signature II: draft, high, Photo 300 and Photo 600. Each print mode is from 30% to 100% faster than before. In fact, the default print mode is 100% faster, printing a full-coverage color CD-R (CD-Recordable) A writable CD technology using a type of compact disc that can be recorded, but not erased (CD-Rs are "write once" discs). CD-R discs are used to master CD-ROMs, to back up data and to make copies of data for distribution. in under two minutes. In its highest-quality print mode, called Photo 600, Signature II's print quality is equal to or better than any other dedicated CD-R printer available today.
A smaller footprint than its competitors along with a front-loading tray and easy to reach controls makes operation simple and efficient. Ink replacement takes 10 seconds or less and can be accomplished entirely from the front of the printer. The printer is capable of printing up to 16.7 million different colors and a black monochrome Also called "mono." Refers to display screens that use one foreground and one background color; for example, black on white, white on black or green on black. The first terminals connected to mainframes and minicomputers were monochrome, and monochrome screens were widely used on early ink cartridge (1) See phono cartridge.
(2) A removable storage module that contains magnetic disks, optical discs, magnetic tape or memory chips. Cartridges are inserted into slots in the drive, printer or computer. is also available for users who wish to print crisp, black text and graphics only. In monochrome mode, print time has also been increased to less than 20 seconds per disc.
Signature II comes complete with printer drivers and interface ports for Windows 95/98/NT Refers to all 32-bit versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000. It implies Windows ME and Windows 2000. It specifically excludes Windows 3.x. See Windows. as well as Macintosh. In addition, a full-featured design program designed specifically for the unique shape of CDs called "CD-ID for Windows" is included. Users can also use virtually any graphics program for Windows or Macintosh and the printer's drivers will "knock-out knock·out
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"Signature II's low price, extra features, unsurpassed print quality and now its faster print speeds make it the superior choice for those who demand professional-looking CD-Rs," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's vice president of sales and marketing. "We have designed it to be not only the highest-quality CD-R printer available, but also the fastest."
Easy-to-use printer driver options allow Signature II to print onto virtually any printable-surface CD-R media, including those from Primera's Authorized au·thor·ize
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Maxell, Microboards Technology, Mitsui. Or, for the ultimate in image quality and durability, Primera offers its Signature-brand CD-Rs which feature a unique protective coating called Tuff-Coat. This special coating eliminates smearing Smearing is a term used in rock climbing.
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In addition to printing onto CD-R media, Signature II enables users to print directly onto CD jewel case inserts and booklets, thus providing a complete solution for CD-R personalizing and packaging. Users can print full-color graphics, photos, text and other images as well as vital information such as titles, track numbers and copyright information on the jewel case insert and booklet.
Pre-perforated, pre-sized inserts and booklets are available from Primera as optional supply items.
From one-color, text-only labeling to elaborate, full-color designs, Signature II creates CD-Rs that help businesses present a highly professional image to their customers. It is perfect for any company that records or stores data onto CD-R media. Signature II is available immediately from Primera Technology's Authorized Resellers and Distributors in over 60 countries world-wide.
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota Plymouth is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 68,978 at the 2005 census, making it the seventh largest city in the state of Minnesota. Plymouth operates under a council-manager form of government. , USA, Primera Technology, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty color printers. Primera was formed in February 1998 as an independent "spin-off The situation that arises when a parent corporation organizes a subsidiary corporation, to which it transfers a portion of its assets in exchange for all of the subsidiary's capital stock, which is subsequently transferred to the parent corporation's shareholders. " company from FARGO Electronics, Incorporated. More information about the company, its history and its products is available on the Internet at www.primeratechnology.com or by calling 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada). Outside the USA and Canada, call +1-612-475-6676 or FAX +1-612-475-6677.