Primera Bravo 4102 User`s manual

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For Macintosh and PC
USER’S MANUAL
Disc Printers and Publishers
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FCC Compliance Statement: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
For Users in the United States: This product is intended to be supplied by a UL listed Direct Plug-In
Power Supply marked "Class 2"or a UL listed ITE Power Supply marked "LPS" with output rated
12VDC, 4.5A or higher. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. In a domestic environment this product
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
 Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cables is required to comply with the Class A limits of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could
void your authority to operate and/or obtain warranty service for this equipment.
For Users in Canada: This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise for
digital apparatus set out on the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications. Le present appareil numerique n'emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant
les limites applicables aux appareils numeriques de la class A prescrites dans le Reglement sur le
brouillage radioelectrique edicte par le ministere des Communications du Canada.
CAUTION!
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE EXTERIOR
PANELS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL. OPERATE THE UNIT WITH ONLY THE PROPER ELECTRICAL
SPECIFICATIONS AS LABELED ON THE PRINTER AND AC ADAPTER.
CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A LASER DIODE OF A HIGHER CLASS THAN 1. TO ENSURE
CONTINUED SAFETY, DO NOT REMOVE ANY COVERS OR ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS TO
THE INSIDE OF THIS PRODUCT. REFER ALL SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. THE
FOLLOWING LABEL APPEARS INSIDE YOUR UNIT:
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT LASER KLASSE 1
CAUTION!
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting Started......................................................................................1
A. Note on Model Differences .....................................................................2
B. Choosing a Good Location ......................................................................2
C. Unpacking and Inspection.......................................................................3
D. Identifying the Parts .................................................................................4
E. System Requirements ...............................................................................6
F. Loading Media ..........................................................................................6
G. Installing Ink Cartridges ..........................................................................8
H. Setup the Kiosk Bin ................................................................................10
Section 2: Creating Discs .....................................................................................12
A. Tutorial: Copy a Disc (PRINT ONLY FOR AUTOPRINTER USERS)......12
B. Using PTPublisher ..................................................................................15
B1. Project Types.....................................................................................15
B2. Steps to Any Project ........................................................................17
Step 1. Add Data..............................................................................17
Step 2. Add Print .............................................................................18
Step 3. Start Project (Summary - Settings) .......................................19
B3. Robot Options ..................................................................................22
B4. Publisher Status ...............................................................................23
B5. Backup Project (PC Disc Publisher Only).........................................24
B6. Rip Audio (PC Disc Publisher Only).................................................27
B7. PTProtect (PC Disc Publisher Only)..................................................28
B8. Project Sets (PC Disc Publisher Only) ...............................................29
C. Creating a Print Label Using SureThing (PC) ....................................31
D. Creating a Print Label Using Disc Cover (Mac).................................32
E. Advanced Printer Settings .....................................................................36
F. Using Other Graphics Programs .........................................................42
Section 3: Maintenance and Troubleshooting.................................................43
A. Interpreting the Publisher’s Indicator Lights.....................................43
B. Internal Blue LED Lights .......................................................................44
C. Transporting the Publisher ....................................................................44
D. Cleaning the Print Head ........................................................................45
E. Replacing the Print Head.......................................................................47
F. Technical Support....................................................................................49
Section 4: Technical Specifications....................................................................50
Index ........................................................................................................................51
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Section 1: Getting Started
THANK YOU…
...for purchasing a Bravo 4100 Series Disc Publisher. Bravo is
the perfect all-in-one solution for producing professional
looking discs. A wide variety of disc formats are supported,
including audio CDs, DVD Video, data discs and more.
Operation is simple and completely automatic once a project
has been started.
To begin using your Disc Publisher, please read this manual
carefully. This Operator's Manual is a complete step-by-step
guide to quickly and easily create discs with your new Optical
Disc Publisher.
A separate Help file is provided with your Publisher that
explains the operation of the PTPublisher Software. Click
the
icon in the software to access the help file.
NOTE ON TERMS AND CONVENTIONS:
From this point forward, the following terms and conventions
will apply:
The Bravo 4101, Bravo 4102 and Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher will
be abbreviated simply as the Publisher. The Bravo 4100
AutoPrinter will be refered to as the AutoPrinter.
Optical discs, which can include many different types of discs
including CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD+/-Rs, BDRs and more are all
referred to as CDs or discs. Please note that in order to copy
and record BDRs, you will need to have purchased the Blu-ray
version of the Publisher.
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A. NOTE ON MODEL DIFFERENCES
The Bravo 4100-Series comes in seven different models including:
Bravo 4051 (1 DVD Drive) Burns and Prints CD, DVDs and
DVD-DL, 50 disc capacity, No Kiosk.
• Bravo 4051 BLU (1 BDR Drive) Burns and Prints CD, DVD,
DVD-DL, BDR and BDR-DL, 50 disc capacity, No Kiosk.
• Bravo 4100 AutoPrinter (No Drives) Print Only, 100 Disc
Capacity with Kiosk - See Section 3A, C and D.
• Bravo 4101 (1 DVD Drive) Burns and Prints CD, DVDs and
DVD-DL, 100 Disc Capacity with Kiosk.
• Bravo 4102 (2 DVD Drives) Burns and Prints CD, DVDs
and DVD-DL, 100 Disc Capacity with Kiosk.
• Bravo 4101 Blu (1 BDR Drive) Burns and Prints CD, DVD,
DVD-DL, BDR and BDR-DL, 100 Disc Capacity with Kiosk.
• Bravo 4102 Blu (2 BDR Drives)Burns and Prints CD, DVD,
DVD-DL, BDR and BDR-DL, 100 Disc Capacity with Kiosk.
These instructions are written to apply to all models. For
example there are no special instructions for burning Blu-ray
DiscsTM if you have a Blu-ray model. The software simply
recognizes that you have Blu-ray capable drives and adds
the BDR media type to the list of available media to burn.
•
Important Note: The Bravo 4101 Blu or Bravo 4102 Blu requires the
Disc Publisher to be connected to the computer USB for printing
AND eSATA cable(s) for the drives. Both eSATA and USB are
required! The eSATA PCI express card included with the unit may
need to be installed if you do not already have eSATA ports on your
computer. Refer to the instructions included with the card for more
details.
B. CHOOSING A GOOD LOCATION
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Place the Publisher in a location with adequate air
circulation to prevent internal heat build up. You will
need at least 24" (61 cm) of overhead space to allow the
top cover to open freely.
Do not place the Publisher near heat sources such as
radiators or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
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C. UNPACKING AND INSPECTION
While unpacking your Publisher, inspect the carton to ensure
that no damage has occurred during shipping. Make sure that
all supplied accessories are included with your unit.
The following items should be included:
• Optical Disc Publisher
• Gray Plastic Input and Output Bins
• Power Cord
• Kiosk Bin (Not included with 4051 models)
• Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black Ink Cartridges
• Replaceable Print Head
• QuickStart Installer Disc
• USB 2.0 Interface Cable (Beige)
• eSATA cable(s) (Blu-ray only)
• eSATA card (Blu-ray only)
• Warranty Card
• This Operator's Manual, Quick Start Guide and Other
Printed Information
Not included with
4051 model.
FRA
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Save the carton and packing materials. They will come in
handy later if you ever need to transport the Publisher and/or
any of its parts and accessories.
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D. IDENTIFYING THE PARTS
Front Panel and Top
This illustration shows the Bravo 4102, its Control Panel,
Buttons, LED indicator lights, Input and Output Bins and
other components.
Control Panel /
Status Lights
Front Cover
Ink Cartridge
Carrier
Power Button
Ink Cartridge
Button
CD/DVD Recorders
Robotic Disc
Transporter
Recorder Tray
Button
Input Bin
Output Bin
Reject/Kiosk Area
The Robotic Disc Transporter moves discs from the Input Bin,
to a CD/DVD Recorder, to the printer, and finally to the
Output Bin.
The CD/DVD Recorder is automatically loaded and unloaded
by the Publisher's Robotic Disc Transporter.
The Recorder Tray Button manually opens or closes the
Recorder Tray. In normal operation, the in/out movement of
the Recorder Tray is controlled automatically and this button is
not used.
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The Control Panel contains LED Status Lights and Buttons to
control the Publisher. The LED Status Lights indicate that
Power is ON. They also blink in certain patterns to indicate an
error or other condition of the Publisher. See Section 4 for a full
explanation of the LED Status Light conditions.
The Power Button turns the Publisher's power ON and OFF.
When the front cover is opened, the Ink Cartridge Button
is used to position the Ink Cartridge Carrier for easy ink cartridge replacement. When the front cover is closed, pressing
the Ink Cartridge button will open or close the Printer Tray.
The Input/Output Bins are situated under the top cover of the
Publisher. The bins will hold up to 50 discs. The right-side bin
is the Input Bin for blank media; the left-side bin is the Output
Bin for finished discs.
The Reject Area is where discs are dropped if they do not pass
a software verification test. The discs slide down the ramp out
in front of your Publisher.
The Front Cover is a durable plastic cover that will protect the
Publisher from dust and interference.
The Ink Cartridge Carrier holds the print head and the
individual CMYK cartridges.
Rear Panel
This illustration shows the input ports and the power switch
found on the rear panel of the Publisher:
Power Input Port
Power Switch
eSata port(s) (Blu-ray Only) USB 2.0 Port
The USB 2.0 Port is connected to an open USB 2.0 port on your
PC with the USB 2.0 cable, included with your Publisher.
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The Power Input Port connects to the included power cable.
The internal power supply is auto-switching in the range of
100-240v.
The Power Switch shuts off all power to the Publisher.
E. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
PC:
Before getting started, it is important for you to verify that your
PC meets the minimum system requirements.

Pentium IV processor or better running Windows XP, Vista,
7, or 8.
 1GB or greater RAM
 Free hard drive space of at least 10 GB.
 Available USB 2.0 Port. (This looks the same as a USB 1.0
port. Make sure you have a USB 2.0 port for optimal
performance)
If your PC does not have at least these minimum system
requirements, system performance may not be acceptable.
MAC:
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Intel CPU running OS X version 10.6 or higher
512 MB RAM
Free hard drive space of at least 10 GB
Available USB 2.0 Port
Do not connect the Publisher to any USB hubs or the USB
port on your keyboard. It should be connected directly to
an onboard USB 2.0 port.
If your computer does not have at least these minimum system
requirements, system performance may not be acceptable.
F. LOADING MEDIA (DISCS)
NOTE: Your Publisher can print directly onto virtually any brand of inkjet
printable-surface CD/DVD media. However, different brands of discs
have different printable coatings. Because of this, you may need to
adjust the printer driver settings to accommodate your specific
brand of CD/DVD media. Refer to Section 2B.2 and 2E for further
printer driver information.
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Due to the wide variety of printable-surface CD/DVD media,
you may find that certain brands of discs provide higher print
quality than others. For maximum print quality, use CD/DVD
media authorized by Primera.
Refer to the following steps when loading discs into the
Publisher:
•
Open the front cover of the Publisher
•
The Publisher will automatically position the cartridge
carrier and Robotic Disc Transporter to the center position
allowing for easy access to the bins.
•
Load the Input Bin (the bin located on the right-hand side
of the Publisher) with 50 blank discs and place the bins on
the mounting pegs.
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G. REPLACING INK CARTRIDGES / LOW INK WARNING
You can replace cartridges at any time or wait for the Low Ink
Warning to prompt you to replace cartridges. Low Ink
Warnings occur at the following levels:
10% - If any cartridge is lower than 10% at the beginning of
a job you will be prompted to change that cartridge. At
this point you can change or ignore.
• 0% - If any cartridge reaches 0% during a job you will be
prompted to change that cartridge. At this point you can
change or ignore. Under normal circumstances this will be
your first warning. The 10% warning is only triggered at
the start of a job.
• -10% - If at any point any cartridge is -10% you will be
prompted to change that cartridge. You must change the
cartridge to continue.
To change a cartridge, follow this procedure:
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1.
Open the Cover and press the Ink button.
The head carriage will move to the center of the print
area for easy access.
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2.
Remove the cartridge by pressing the corresponding
colored tab on the back of the print head. The cartridge
will pop up slightly.
3.
Remove the cartridge.
4.
Locate a new cartridge and remove it from its packaging.
Remove the foil outer package and the clear plastic shrink
wrap. Also remove the cartridge cap.
Note: If you opened a cartridge but are not currently using it you can
store the cartridge in the plastic cap shown above to prevent it
from drying out.
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Place the new cartridge into its corresponding colored slot.
Press down near the back of the cartridge until it clicks into
position.
Click!
Important Note: Make sure the cartridge is securely in place. An
improperly positioned cartridge will cause no ink of that color
to be printed.
D. SETUP THE KIOSK BIN (NOT INCLUDED WITH
4051 MODELS)
Kiosk Mode allows you to use both of the Publisher's Bins as
input, doubling your disc capacity from 50 discs to 100 discs.
In this mode, the finished discs will be deposited through the
front "reject area" of the Publisher. In Kiosk mode all discs
would be ejected in this manner. Rejects can be identified in the
stack because they will not be printed. Refer to the following
Kiosk Kit installation instructions.
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Attach the Output Bin
Holder as shown, aligning the Locating Tabs on
the Output Bin Holder
with the Slots located on
the underside of the
Slots
Publisher allowing the
holder to hang off the
edge of the table. Notice
the slots do allow for
adjusting the
position of the output bin.
If your discs are not
falling into the bin, you
will be able to move the
bin slightly to align it.
Place the Output Bin on
the Output Bin Holder as
shown.
Locating Tabs
To enable Kiosk Mode, Open
PTPublisher - select Options
from the Tools menu - find the
Options tab - now check the
Kiosk Mode box. On a Mac,
Kiosk Mode can be enabled in
the Robot Options menu.
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Section 2: Creating Discs
There are two main components to creating discs, printing and
burning. For PC, SureThing CD Labler is used to design the
image to print on the disc. For Mac, Disc Cover is used to
design the image to print on disc. For Mac and PC,
PTPublisher controls the recording and allows you to select the
image to be printed to your discs.
A. TUTORIAL: COPY A DISC (PRINT ONLY FOR
AUTOPRINTER USERS)
Note: PTPublisher functions virtually the same on both Mac and PC.
Every effort was made to make them look and function the same.
However, due the unique benefits and limitations of both operating
systems there are subtle differences. Where important, those
differences will be highlighted. In general, these instructions will
apply to both the Mac and PC editions.
Note for AutoPrinter Users: Start at step 4 after choosing Print Only
from the project starter window.
There are three basic steps to any project. 1. Add Data 2. Add
a Print File. 3. Set the number of copies and adjust options
(Summary). The instructions below explain how to do the
most common project - A Copy Project.
A Copy Project can be used to copy any CD, DVD, DVD-DL
or Blu-ray master. This job type reads the master disc from the
Disc Publisher drive to the hard drive of your computer.
The master is stored in the Global Image format (*.gi) in a
temporary location on your computer. PTPublisher uses this
temporary file to make all subsequent copies that are
requested. The master disc is read only once to create the
initial temporary file.
Recommended for: All CD, DVD or Blu-ray content or disc
types (Audio CD, Data CD, Software Install Disc, Video CD,
DVD Video, Blu-ray Video: CDR, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM,
DVD+DL, DVD-DL, BDR, BDR-DL, etc.). This is best used for
single runs where you will not need to make additional copies
of the master disc at a later time.
This project requires a master disc. If you do not have one
use another project type. (See Section 3B)
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1.
Select Copy Project from the Starter Window or the New
Project Panel on the left side of the screen. Step one of the
Copy Disc wizard will be displayed.
2.
You will be prompted to place the disc you would
like to copy into the drive inside the Disc Publisher. The
tray door will open automatically. Place the disc in the
drive and click OK.
3.
The Publisher will close the drive and read the contents of the
disc. It will display disc type (CD/DVD) and show the size of
the disc in Megabytes. Verify this information is correct and
click the next arrow to continue.
AutoPrinter users Start here after choosing Print
Only from the project starter window.
4.
Select the print label file by clicking the select a label
button. When you have selected print label file, click the
next arrow. There are several ways to select a print file.
See the explainations below for more information.
For any job type you choose you will be prompted to select
a label file to print. You may select an existing label, create
a label or choose to print nothing. Simply click the next
arrow to print nothing on the disc. Otherwise follow the
steps below.
4A. Select a Label
1. Click the browse button to open a browse window to
choose your print file.
2. Double Click on the file to add it to your project. You
may add any BMP, JPG, TIFF, SureThing (PC) or Disc
Cover (Mac) file. SureThing or Disc Cover files are
automatically formated correctly. All other file types
should be 4.72" x 4.72" square. For best print quality the
image resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
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4B. Create a Label
1. Click the Create a Label button to open the SureThing
CD Labler or Disc Cover program. These programs will
allow you create a label.
2. Follow the instructions in Section 2C or D to create a
label using SureThing or Disc Cover.
3. Once you have designed the label, save it and close the
program. A message will appear asking if you would
like to use the label file you just created in your current
project. Click Yes to use it in your project. Once you
choose your label a preview will be displayed.
5.
After selecting your label to print it is important to check
the Printer Settings. These settings are dependent upon
the specific discs you are using. Each disc (media) brand
or type has a different sized non-printable outer margin or
inner diameter. It also has a different printable surface.
For Primera TuffCoat branded discs simply choose your
media from the drop down list, the settings will be
adjusted accordingly.
Inner Diameter and Outer Margin (Printable Area).
If you have other media, you may need to measure the
unprintable outer margin and the inner diameter with a
clear millimeter ruler to find the correct size to input here.
For the outer margin,
measure from the edge of
the disc to the beginning
of the white printable
surface. For the inner
diameter measure from
one side of the unprintable hub to the other. The
unprintable inner diameter will almost always be
larger than the center
hole of the discs (15mm).
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Print Quality. All Primera media is automatically
defaulted to the best print quality. Other media may also
accept the best quality setting. However, with some media
you may have to print at a lower print quality to eliminate
smudging and bleeding. Some lower quality media can
not hold all of the ink that is printed at the highest quality
settings.
Click the next arrow.
Note: Additional print settings are explained in Section 2E.
6.
The third and final step of any project is the summary
screen. On this screen you can review the data and print
selected for the project , set the number of copies, adjust
burn options and name the job. Click the Options button
to access burn speed and other options. If you do not
adjust the project options, optimal settings will automatically be selected for you.
Click the "Go" button to start the job.
B. USING PTPUBLISHER
PTPublisher allows you to record and print CDs, DVDs, and
BDRs (Blu-ray) using a variety of project types described
below. When the software is opened these projects will be
available from the main starter menu. You can also access
them by clicking New Projects on the left navigation area.
B.1 Project Types
Note: “Print Only” Project is the only project available for AutoPrinters.
Copy Project
A Copy Project can be used to copy any CD, DVD, DVD-DL or
Blu-ray master. This job type reads the master disc from the
Disc Publisher drive to the hard drive of your computer.
The master is stored in the Global Image format (*.gi) in a
temporary location on your computer. PTPublisher uses
this temporary file to make all subsequent copies that are
requested. The master disc is read only once to create the
initial temporary file.
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Recommended for: All CD, DVD or Blu-ray content or disc
types (Audio CD, Data CD, Software Install Disc, Video CD,
DVD Video, Blu-ray Video: CDR, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM,
DVD+DL, DVD-DL, BDR, BDR-DL, etc.). This is best used for
single runs where you will not need to make additional copies
of the master disc a later time.
The project requires a master disc. If you do not have one
use another project type.
Data Project
A data disc project allows you to create a data disc on a CD,
DVD or BDR using files on your hard drive. You can replicate
the file structure on your hard drive or you can create your
own customized file structure.
Recommended for: Use the data disc job to create software
installation discs, or data discs containing image files, presentation files, PDFs, documents, MP3s or any other file type. Data
discs can generally ONLY be read by computers.
Audio Project
This project allows you to create an audio CD using WAV, MP3,
AIFF or WMA files. Note: this procedure is not for copying
already created and mastered original audio CDs. If you have
already created a master audio CD in another application or
this application and you would like to make additional copies,
please use the Copy Project.
Recommended for: Creating Audio CDs
Video Project
This project involves extracting the Audio_TS and Video_TS
folders from the master DVD or directing your DVD authoring
software to output into Audio_TS and Video_TS folders instead
of burning a master disc. For Blu-ray Video, this method
involves extracting the Blu-ray folders from the master DVD
or directing your Blu-ray authoring software to output into
Blu-ray folders instead of burning a master disc. Note: The
PTPublisher software was not meant for authoring DVDs or
Blu-ray. You must use another software to burn a master DVD
first. Make sure that disc plays and the menus work on all
systems. You may also copy a master DVD using Copy
Project or Image Project. However, the video project is the
recommended method.
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Recommend for: This method is especially useful if you are
having compatibility problems with the formatting created by
the DVD/Blu-ray authoring software or with the media type of
the master disc. This method removes some potentially complicating variables from the DVD/Blu-ray Video creation process.
This method eliminates the need for a master disc. Error or
incompatibilities can be introduced into your master by the
drive burning the master, the disc the master is burned on or
the software burning the master. Instead, masters can be stored
on a large hard drive. This allows you to burn additional
copies at any time without locating the master. If a backup
strategy is employed, hard drive storage is more reliable over
the long term since it is not susceptible to scratching like a
master disc.
Image Project
The Image Project allows you to copy any CD, DVD, or BDR
master. You can use an existing image or create an image and
then use it in the project. The master disc is read from the
specified drive to the hard drive of your computer. The master
is stored in the Global Image format (*.gi) in a user specified
location on your computer. PTPublisher uses this file to make
all subsequent copies that are requested. The master disc is
read only once to create the initial file.
Recommended for: All CD, DVD or Blu-ray content or disc
types (Audio CD, Data CD, Software Install Disc, Video CD,
DVD Video, Blu-ray Video: CDR, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM,
DVD+DL, DVD-DL, BDR, BDR-DL, etc.). This is best used for
jobs that are repeated on a regular basis where you will need
to make additional copies of the master disc at a later time.
This project type stores the master on your hard drive. This
saves the time it takes to read in the master and reduces the
possibility of defects being introduced into the master disc.
B.2 Steps to any Project
Step 1: Add Data
Depending on your job type this step will be different. You
may choose your master, choose data on your hard drive,
choose tracks to your audio CD, choose your disc image or
DVD or BDR video folders.
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On most job types a volume label can also be created at this
step. This is the label that will appear when this disc is
inserted into a computer drive.
When you have selected the data you would like to burn click
the next button.
Step 2: Add Print
If you want something printed on your disc, this is where you
choose an existing label or create it. Follow these steps.
To select an existing label:
1. Click the browse button to open a browse window or drag
and drop files to the print file box or click the drop down
arrow to choose previously used labels.
2. Choose any supported file types of JPG, BMP, TIFF,
SureThing (PC) Disc Cover (Mac). Files should be
4.72"(120mm) square. For best print quality the image
resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Non-conforming files
will be stretched or increased in size to fill the full size of
the disc.
3. Once the print file is selected a preview will be displayed.
4. At this point you may choose to move on to the next step
by clicking the next arrow. However, there are print quality
and print area settings that you may want to adjust.
5. Several preset media types that correspond with the media
available at our webstore can be selected on the Media drop
down box. When you select a media type from this box the
Print Quality, Outer Margin and Inner Diameter are automatically adjusted to fit that media.
6. To manually set these settings simply edit them. The media
type will automatically change to Custom. You can save
your adjusted settings by typing the name of the profile and
clicking Save. This name and the associated settings will
now be available to choose in the media drop down box.
Below is a description of each of the available settings.
• Quality. There are several choices here that correspond to
the speed of the print and the saturation of the image.
Higher quality = slower print speed and more vibrant and
crisp prints.
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• Outer Margin. Discs from other manufacturers vary widely
regarding how far the printable surface extends to the edge
of the disc. Measure the distance from the edge of the disc
to the start of the white printable area. This will be between
0 and 2 mm in increments of .1mm.
• Inner Diameter. Discs from other manufactures vary widely
regarding how for the printable surface extends to the
inside of the disc. Measure the distance from one side of the
inner non-printable center hub to the other. This will be
between 15 mm and 50 mm displayed in increments of
.1mm.
Note: Additional print settings are explained in Section 2E.
To Create a new label:
1. Click the Create Label button.
2. The label design application SureThing (PC) or Disc Cover
(Mac) will open.
Design your label using the included backgrounds and
clipart. You may also add your own image, add text and
any other design features.
3. Save your label by going to the File menu - Save as.
4. Close SureThing or Disc Cover.
5. You will be asked if you would like to use the label you just
created in your current project. Click Yes.
6. You may now choose to adjust print settings as described
above.
Step 3: Start Project (Summary - Settings)
In this step you can verify data and print information and set
the number of copies. Optionally you may choose to edit burn
settings. However, the default settings are optimized to give
you the best quality burn. Simply click Go to start the job.
A summary of all the options on this step is listed below.
Project Summary
This areas displays information about the data you have
chosen, a thumbnail and file name of the print file you have
chosen and picture and description of the Disc Publisher
Robot you have chosen. If any of this information is incorrect,
use the back arrow at the bottom of the screen to go back to
appropriate window to correct it.
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• Change Robot. This is only available with multiple robots
connected. Use this option to change the robot to which this
project will be sent.
• Drives. With a 4102 connected you can choose to burn to
both drives or the top or bottom drive only.
• Protect Video with PTProtect (PC Only). This is only
available in the DVD Video and ISO image Project with
purchase of PTProtect USB dongle. See the PTProtect
section for more information.
• Add to Project Set (PC Only). This option allows you to
add a project to a new or existing project set. A project set
is a group of projects that you can save together. See
Section 2 B.8 for more information.
• Save Project. At the top of the summary window you can
type the name of your job and then click save to save it
anywhere on your computer.
A project file is a small file that holds the locations of files
to be burned, the location of the print file to be printed,
and any specific project settings such as burn speed and
number of copies. Note: A saved project file does not
include the data to be burned or the print file to be printed.
If these files are moved or deleted, the project file will need
to be edited to reflect these changes.
• Schedule Project. Click this button to schedule this job to
run daily, weekly or monthy at a specific time. For more
information on this topic see Section 3B.5.
Project Options
For any job type you can click on the Options button for
additional options for that job. Below is a description of all
Project Options. Not all options are available for all Project
Types. If the options are not available for the chosen project
type, they will be hidden. If you would like these settings to be
the default for all projects of this type click Save as Defaults.
• Recording Speed. Set the recording speed with this option.
The fastest recording speed is determined by the lowest
maximum speed of the blank media or the drive. For
example: The "fastest" speed in a 20x max drive with 16x
max media would burn at 16x. In many cases a slower
speed should be selected to achieve the least number of
rejected discs.
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• Recording Type.
Track-at-Once. This is the default. For track at once, the laser
is turned off after each track, which produces a two-second
gap. The track-at-once feature, enables songs and data to be
written at different intervals. The lead-in sectors that are
written at the beginning of each session contain the location
where additional data can be placed on the disc.
Disc-at-Once. If this option is checked, the lead-in, all the
tracks and lead-out are written in same action. The laser is
kept on for the entire session.
• Closed-Finalized/Open. A closed disc means no additional
data can be added. If the disc is left open additional data
can be added in another session.
• File System. The file system is the method by which the
files and folder are arranged on the burned disc. Joliet is
best for most CD burning applications. UDF 1.02 is best for
DVD burning. UDF 2.6 is used for Blu-ray. The recording
engine can also add a bridge which effectively adds another
file system to the disc. UDF 1.02 with a Joliet bridge is the
default.
Most of the differences between file system types relate to
file name length and character restrictions and folder level
depth. ISO is the most restrictive and oldest and UDF is
the least restrictive newest file type. The complete list of
specifications for each is several hundred pages. Macs and
PCs can read both types.
If you would like to make your burned disc compatible
with very old operating systems or other less popular
operating systems use the ISO system.
• Test Record. If this option is checked the recorder tests a
disc for record ability before burning. The drive laser is set
to read power and the entire surface is scanned for errors.
This takes the same amount of time as recording. (DVD+R
media cannot be tested) This options can not be used in
combination with normal recording or verify.
• Verify. If this option is checked, it compares the copy with
the master bit for bit. If it finds a discrepancy it rejects the
disc. Verify is an extremely high quality standard. If the
disc is audio or video, the discs may still be playable and
the errors may not be detectable by human eyes or ears.
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This operation may be useful to verify software installation
discs where it is extremely important to have accurate
copies of all installation files. Checking this option will
double the time it takes to record each disc.
• Set Time and Date to Mastering Time. If this option is
checked, all files on the disc will automatically be set to the
current time and date.
B.3 Robot Options/Bin Selection
Double click on the bin icons at the bottom of the screen to
access these settings.
Here you can designate the type of media in the left and right
bins and finished bin location.
Kiosk Mode (Not available with 4051 models). By default,
PTPublisher assumes that discs are loaded into only the right
bin. It picks from the right bin and places completed discs in
the left bin. Check Kiosk Mode to make the robot pick blank
media from both the right and left bins. Finished media will be
placed in Kiosk bin. Kiosk Mode still requires the same type of
media in both the right and left bins. See Section 2D for
instructions on setting up the Kiosk bin.
Bin Selection (Not available with 4051 models). Enable Bin
Selection to use different types of media in the left and right
bins. Check the box and set the media type to one of the available options. Once Bin Selection is enabled the contents of the
bin will be reflected next to the bin icons. To take advantage of
this feature choose a specific type of media on step one of the
data project. Other project types will automatically select the
correct type of media. When you queue multiple projects with
different media types the robot will now choose from the left
or right bin depending on what media type is selected in the
project and set for the bin. All finished discs will be placed in
the kiosk bin.
Note: PTPublisher has no way to verify if the actual discs loaded into the
bin are CDs, DVDs, DVD-DL or BDR. It is up to the user to make
sure the designated media is in the correct bin.
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B.4 Publisher Status
The status window is automatically displayed when a job
starts. You may also access it at any time by clicking the More
Status link under the picture and description of the robot
connected. Publisher Status is only available if the Publisher
is connected.
• If no errors are present, the green check button will be
displayed with a Ready indication to the left.
• If errors are present a red exclamation button will be displayed with the error explained to the right. At times the
entire error will not be visible. Click More Status to view
the complete error.
The Status page displays Drive Status, Printer/Robot Arm
Status, and Project Status.
Drive Status shows the current status of the drive during a job.
The recording progress is displayed on the progress bar along
with the total size of the burn and the current amount burned.
Printer/Robot Status shows the current status of the printer if
it is printing or the robot if it is moving discs.
The Project Status area of the Publisher Status window shows
the current status of the job such as what disc number is printing and burning of the total number of discs to produce. From
here you may also view a detailed log of the current job, view
a log of previous jobs and abort currently running jobs.
To abort a currently running job, click the Abort button. The
publisher will finish its current robotic command and then stop
the job.
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Queue Project. To queue another project to run after the
current one is finished simply setup the project as you
normally would. When you get to the third step of the project
setup wizard, if a project is currently running, a Queue
button will appear instead of a Go button. Click it to
queue the job.
B.5 Backup Project (PC Disc Publishers Only)
To create a new backup project you must setup a data project
and then schedule it. Follow these steps:
1.
Choose Data Project from the project starter window.
2.
Add the files or folders that you would like to backup.
Typically there will be more data to backup than will fit on
any one CD, DVD etc. If that happens you will receive a
warning message and the data bar at the bottom of the
screen will turn red.
To resolve this issue you may choose to span the data over
several CDs or DVDs or change the media to a different
type with more data capacity.
If you choose to check the span disc box you do not need to
change media type. A Span Report button will appear
which will tell you how the data will be distributed over
the chosen media type.
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Regardless of the media type selected for backup projects it
is recommended that span discs be checked to accommodate future backups of the same files/folders which may
be larger.
Important Note: It is not possible to span a single large file over
multiple discs.
Using the media drop down list, you may also choose to
change the media type to one with more capacity. The
data bar will change from red to green.
Note: Changing the media type only changes the media that the software
expects. It is up to the user to make sure the selected media is
in the correct bin.
3.
Once you have selected the data click the next arrow to
add a print file. There is a print template that has been
designed for backup projects. It is recommended that this
template be used. Check the "Use Print Template" box.
Title and description fields will appear below it. Fill out
these fields with information pertaining to the backup
project. Date, time and the number of discs in the backup
set will automatically be printed on the disc. Click the
refresh button to view your changes in the preview.
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Click the next button to display a summary of the project.
Click Schedule Project to convert this data project into a
backup project. You will be prompted to save your project.
Do not move projects once you have saved them. Always
choose only one copy even if your project will be spanned
across multiple discs.
Once the project has been saved the Schedule window will
appear. Set the frequency of the backup and the time of
day. Click Schedule.
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The Scheduled Projects window will appear. Check the box
next to the backup project you would like to run. Click Run
Now to run it for the first time now. Otherwise, the backup
project will proceed at the scheduled time.
You must keep the PTPublisher software open, the Disc
Publisher turned on and the discs loaded for the automatic
scheduled backup to occur. If you would rather not do this
you may also check None on the Schedule window to run
the backup project when you choose. This will add the
backup project to the Scheduled Projects list and allow you
to run it whenever you click the Run Now button.
You can access the Scheduled Projects list at any time
by choosing Advanced Project from the project starter
window. Choose Backup Project from the sub menu.
Here you can view all scheduled projects, edit the project or
change the frequency or time of the automatic backup.
Note: All backup runs are full backups. PTPublisher does not do incremental
or differential backups by searching for new or changed data.
B.6 Rip Audio CD (PC Disc Publishers Only)
This project allows you to rip music to your hard drive in MP3
or other formats using iTunes® or Windows Media Player.
1.
To rip an Audio CD to your iTunes database or Windows
Media Player database choose Advanced Projects - Rip
Project.
2.
Choose whether to rip to iTunes or Media Player.
3.
Load the Audio CD in the right bin of the Disc Publisher.
4.
Click Go to start ripping CDs. Follow any onscreen
prompts regarding settings that must be set before you
being.
Note: The actual ripping process is completed by iTunes or Media Player.
Please set all settings regarding the rip format (mp3, wav, wma, etc.),
rip location, rip quality (kpbs), etc. in Media Player or iTunes.
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1. When loading discs, do not stack multiple albums from the same
artist together.
2. For best results rip audio into an empty iTunes or Media Player
database.
B.7 PTProtect (PC Disc Publishers Only - Requires separate
purchase of USB dongle)
PTProtect allows you copy-protect any DVD Video and mass
produce protected discs using the PTPublisher software and a
Primera Disc Publisher.
You can protect an existing Master DVD by first converting it
to an ISO image using PTPublisher or you can protect a DVD
that is stored on your hard drive as VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS
folders. Instructions for each of the two methods are found in
the instructions with the PTProtect dongle or in the
PTPublisher software help file.
To protect DVDs you must first insert the PTProtect USB
Dongle (100, 250, 500, 1000 or 5000 protections) into a USB port
on the same computer that the Disc Publisher is connected to.
Once you insert the dongle it will appear in My Computer as
the next available drive letter with a Volume Label as
"PTProtect.”
When PTPublisher is launched the PTProtect option will be
enabled. The number of protections enabled will be visible on
the Summary screen (Step 3) of the DVD Video Project or
Image Project.
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Note: You will receive 3 free protections before the dongle is connected. After
the free protections are used the PTProtect option is still visible but not
selectable.
B.8 Projects Sets (PC Disc Publishers Only)
A project set is a group of projects that you can save in specific
order and run once or multiple times. You should use this feature if you often run a group of projects together. For example,
you might package an audio disc and a DVD together as a set so
you would always need the same number of both. Just add both
projects to a project set and start them both with a single Go
command. Or if you package six discs together as a set you can
create a project for each volume, add them all to a set and click
Go to start them all. You can even collate by running the set
multiple times.
There are two ways to create a project set.
A. Add existing saved project to a new project set.
1.
Go to Advanced Projects - Project Set
2.
You will be prompted to name your project set.
3.
The projects sets screen will appear.
4.
Click Add Project to browse to an existing project.
5.
Add additional projects sets in the same manner.
B. Add a currently open project to a new or existing project set.
1.
Setup your project just as you normally would.
2.
On the summary screen, save your project.
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3.
Click on the Add to Project Set drop down menu.
4.
Choose New Project Set or existing project set.
5.
The project set window will now open.
6.
Add additional projects sets in the same manner.
7.
Rearrange or delete project sets using the arrow icons or
the delete icon.
8.
Run the project set multiple times by using the toggle at
the the bottom of the window.
9.
Click Go to start the project set.
1. Open the project to adjust the number of copies or any other
setting in the project. Re-save the project when you are finished.
2. Copy projects and Rip Audio projects cannot be added to a
project set.
3. Multiple drive robots may not always out put discs in the
intended order.
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C. CREATING A PRINT LABEL USING SURETHING (PC)
The SureThing Disc Labeler software included with your
Publisher is a great tool for creating professional looking discs.
You can use SureThing's Smart Designs to quickly label a disc,
or easily import your own design in many popular file formats.
The Help section included with the software will provide
complete instructions on all the features in this package. (Go to
the Help Menu - Choose Contents) The following is a tutorial
on creating a basic disc design:
1.
Open the SureThing program. Choose the 120mm
DiscTemplate from the window that appears.
2.
Open the background panel
by clicking the arrow on the
background button. Add your
own background to the label by
choosing Select Backgound.
3A. Browse to the location of your
background image. To avoid
skewed or blurry printing make
sure your image is 120mm square and of sufficient
resolution. We recommend 300 dpi.
3B. Instead of your own background, you can also choose from
several included SureThing backgrounds. To choose one of
these images click the SureThing Background button in
the Browse window that appears when you click Select
Background. Also, you can easily toggle through the backgrounds by using the toggle bar below the label.
Backgrounds are controlled by the far left toggle button.
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4A. Open the text panel by clicking
the arrow on the text button.
Add text by selecting one of the
options below. To create text
that follows the curve of the
disc choose Add Circular Text.
4B. You may also choose from several SureThing smart designs. These design templates automatically position your text and use certain text effects to
give your label a professional look. You can easily toggle
through smart designs by using the middle toggle button
on the toggle bar below the label.
5.
Finally, open the picture panel
by clicking the arrow on the
Pictures/Clipart button. Add
any logos, graphics or symbols
to the label. These graphics will
appear on top of the background
image. You can size them appropriately by dragging the corner of the selected graphic.
6.
When you have completed the design work save your label
by choosing Save Project in the Actions panel.
D. CREATING A PRINT LABEL USING DISC COVER (MAC)
The Disc Cover Disc Labeler software included with your
Publisher is a great tool for creating professional looking discs
on a Mac. You can use Disc Cover's backgrounds and clipart to
quickly label a disc, or easily import your own design in many
popular file formats.
The Help section included with the software will provide
complete instructions on all the features in this package.
(Go to the Help Menu - Disc Cover PE Help) The following is
an overview of the basic components of the software:
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1.
Open the software by clicking the Create Label button on
the Add Print File step of PTPublisher. There is no way to
open Disc Cover PE outside of the PTPublisher software.
2.
To add a background from Disc Cover, click the Gallery
button on the top tool bar. On the image above, the
Gallery button is the highlighted center color wheel button
on the left side of the top tool bar.
3.
Choose Backgrounds from the drop down box. Click the
design that you would like as your background. Use the
scroll bar to view all of the designs.
4.
You may also select an image or design from your hard
drive as long as it is a supported file type such as TIFF,
JPG, BMP or PDF. Go to the Insert Menu - Select Image Choose From File…
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Once your image or background has been selected you can
add text or other design elements using the buttons on the
tool bar or the Inspector. Below is a short description of
each of the important buttons.
Gallery
Clipart
Import
Text
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Selection
Circular Text
Zoom
Color
Font
Inspector
Import - Import song titles from iTunes or pictures for
a collage from iPhoto®.
Gallery - Choose a Disc Cover backgrounds or several
backgrounds to make a collage. Create your own backgrounds and add them to the Gallery.
Clipart - Choose from a wide selection of categorized
clipart. After selecting this button, click the dropdown
that appears to see all categories.
Selection - Resize or move text, images or shapes with
this tool.
Text - Create a standard text box.
Circular Text - Create circular text that follows the
contour of the outside or inside of your disc.
Zoom - Zoom out or in.
Color - Change the color of the selected object with
this tool.
Font - Change the font of the selected text or circular
text object with this tool.
Inspector - Click this button to open or close the
Inspector window. The Inspector window includes
advanced options that allow you to change the properties of your template, change size or position of the
objects, add effects, edit transparency, change text
properties and align objects. See the next step for more
information.
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Once you have several objects on screen you may choose to
use the Inspector tool to edit advanced object properties.
Select the objects you would like to edit and then click on
one of the six buttons on the top of the inspector. Four are
shown below. See the description of each understand what
options are available on each.
Design Element - Switch to a new template, edit the
current template, create your own.
• Geometry - Precisely move, resize or rotate selected
objects.
• Fill and Shadow - Add shadow, change thickness or
color of geometric objects.
• Image - Add transparency or a gradient to images,
clipart or backgrounds.
• Text - Change line spacing, character spacing, fonts,
size, or justifications of any selected text object.
• Alignment - Align or distribute multiple text objects.
Many other options such as changing the order of objects,
(send to front, send to back) and exporting in other file
formats are available from the Disc Cover menus.
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7.
8.
Finally, save the design by going to the file menu - save as.
Quit Disc Cover by choosing Quit from the Disc Cover PE
menu. PTPublisher will ask you if you would like to use
the design you just saved in your project. Choose Yes.
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E. ADVANCED PRINTER SETTINGS
Advanced Printer Settings can be accesed from the Add Print
File Step in either PTPublisher for Mac or PC.
All available settings are displayed in the Printer Settings area
on this screen.
Below is a description of each.
Print Quality
This setting affects the quality and speed of the print. Ink consumption is only slightly increased as you increase the quality.
The default setting of medium is sufficient for most images. If
you are printing large areas of solid color you may find that
you must increase the quality to reduce banding.
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Ink Cartridge
Color + Black is best for images that have large areas of black
graphics or text. Although you can print these same images
with just the color cartridges, often the blacks will look darker
with this setting. To make sure the black cartridge is used the
black areas of the source image must be 100% black. If
SureThing or Disc Cover is used to create black text or graphics you can be assured that the black areas are 100% black.
However, if you are using a JPG image, even areas that look
black may not use the black cartridge since the JPG format
compresses the image.
Color Only is the default setting and is best for most images.
With this setting the printer only uses the color cartridges to
produce all colors including gray scale black and white
images.
Monochrome Black is for images that have large black areas or
black text. This will ensure that no color ink is being used.
Saturation
This option controls the ink saturation of the printed image.
When printing onto the printer manufacturer's TuffCoat
media, this option can be left at its default setting of 100%.
When printing onto other brands of printable media, you may
need to adjust this control in order to optimize the ink saturation for the printable surface of your specific media. Click on
the up and down arrows to change the ink saturation setting.
Lower numbers reduce the overall ink saturation, while higher
numbers increase it. If discs do not seem to be drying
completely it may be necessary to reduce this value.
Outer Margin
Adjust this value to print all the way to the outer edge of a
disc. This is useful if you are printing full coverage images.
The lower you set this value the farther to the outer edge of
the disc you will print. Please note that with most media the
printable surface does not extend all the way to the edge of the
disc. Because of this you will not normally set this value to
zero. You may also want to adjust the inner diameter setting.
To use the preset outer diameter setting for Primera media,
select the media type from the drop down box at the top of the
printer settings area.
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Inner Diameter
This value changes the size of the non-printed center. Larger
numbers cause the non-printed center to be larger and smaller
numbers make the non-printed center smaller. This number is
incremented by 0.1mm so a change of 10 for inner diameter
changes the diameter by 1mm. Set the diameter to 230 for
Primera TuffCoat media. To use the preset outer diameter setting for Primera media select the media type from the drop
down box at the top of the printer settings area.
Color Mode
Best for Graphics mode is best used for graphical images
where accurate color reproduction is not as essential. Images
printed in this mode will look more vibrant because more ink
is being used to produce them. However, printing images of
people may produce skin tones that have a reddish tint.
Best for Photos mode is best used for photographic images
where accurate color reproduction is very essential. Images
printed in this mode will look lighter than those printed in
Photo mode. Skin tones especially will look more natural in
this mode.
NOTE: Exact color matching of the printed discs to the screen may never
be possible since there are factors that affect this out of the drivers
control. The surface of the disc reacts with the ink in the cartridge to
produce the color. For this reason, when printing the same image to
different types of discs with different surfaces the printed output can
look entirely different.
Color Table
Adjust the Color Table setting to adjust the color matching for
any image. There are six different color tables to choose from.
Since color matching is greatly dependent on the media being
printed on, there is no reliable way to differentiate between
these tables. Experiment with all the tables and choose the one
that works best for you.
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Printer Utilities and Cost Estimator
Printer utilities and the cost estimator will be available
if you click the info icon . From here you can view ink
levels, cost per disc, change cartridges, clean the print
head/cartridges or run the calibration utility. More information
on each is below.
Cost Estimator
After printing one disc of any design the Cost Estimator can
be used to estimate the cost per discs. Ink cost is automatically
and continuously calculated based on the black and color
cartridge costs entered. Only the last printed label cost is
displayed. For reference, the print file and date of last print is
displayed at the top of the window.
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You will need to Set the Cartridge Cost first before receiving a cost per disc. Adjust the cartridge costs according to
the actual price paid. The estimate does not take currency
into account so you can assume that whatever value you
entered is displayed in your currency.
• Save a screen capture of the cost by clicking the disc icon.
• Print a screen capture of the cost by clicking the printer
icon.
Important Note: The cost per disc represents the average cost per disc
over an entire run of labels. This means that the per label cost will
decrease and become more accurate as the number of labels printed
increases. This is because the ink that is used for initial job starting
cartridge maintenance is divided into a larger number of labels.
•
Calibrate the Disc Publisher
Several advanced calibrations can be performed with this
utility. Under normal circumstances you would have no
reason to perform any of the calibrations since all of them are
factory calibrated. However, if the Disc Publisher is having
trouble picking from any location, the calibrations available
here can be used to correct this problem.
Cartridge Alignment
The Cartridge Alignment prints a test print and then automatically scans the print to configure your printer for bidirectional
printing and to align the color and black cartridges for
Color+Black printing. It is important to perform this calibration
every time you change a cartridge. If you forget to perform this
calibration you will be prompted to do so before your first
print from the new cartridge.
Center Print Image
NOTE: Your printer comes from the factory pre-calibrated to print the image
to the center of the CD. You can use this adjustment if you need to
fine-tune this location.
If you ever wish to verify your factory-calibrated Vertical
and Horizontal calibration settings, you can run a simple
calibration procedure to assure that your images will be
centered when printed on a CD. To do this, refer to the
following steps:
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1.
Click Center Print Image in the Printer Settings Window.
2.
Click Start Auto Calibration to begin printing the
calibration test print.
3.
When the print is complete, rotate disc 180º
and put the disc back in the input bin and
repeat step 2 using the same disc.
4.
When the second run of the print is complete, you should
have a test print that looks similar to the following:
After printing this image
once, rotate this CD
so the ARROWS point
to the BACK of the printer
and print again.
BACK
Vertical Calibration
NOTE:
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
Find and enter the number
whose lines tough
(must be the SAME number)
BACK
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5
-5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5
5 4 3 2 1 0 -1 -2 -3 4 -5
Find and enter the number
whose lines tough
(must be the SAME number)
Horizontal Calibration
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Along the Vertical axis of the printed disc, find the number
whose lines touch. For example, in the above illustration,
Enter the number 2 into the Vertical box of the Calibration
window and 0 for the Horizontal axis.
6.
Select the OK button. Your images should now be centered
when printed on a disc.
Note: If you think you know what values to enter for the horizontal
and vertical fields you may skip the Auto Calibration and enter the
values directly by clicking Manually Set Values.
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Change Cartridge(s)
Select the Change Cartridge(s) button to install a new ink
cartridge or to switch back and forth between previously used
cartridges.
Clean Print Head
If the printer has been idle for a long period of time you may
start to experience some drying of ink in the tiny nozzles that
make up the print head. Clicking the Clean Print Head button
will cause the Publisher to pick a disc and place in into the
printer tray. The Publisher will then print a simple pattern that
will flush ink through the nozzles. Multiple Clean Print Head
prints may be necessary! If the nozzles are not fully clear after
a few cleaning prints, it may be necessary to remove the cartridge and manually clean the print head. See Section 3D.
F. LABEL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER
GRAPHICS PROGRAMS
Other graphics programs can be used to design labels and
print directly to the Publisher.
When printing and burning through the PTPublisher software
your Publisher will support the following additional stardard
label image file formats: BMP, TIF, JPG, GIF, PNG and PRN.
These formats can be exported from most original graphics
formats such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
When creating images in other graphics programs we
recommend creating a 4.72 x 4.72 square image that has a
300 dpi resolution.
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Section 3: Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
The Publisher is designed to operate for extended periods of
time with very little attention. In fact, no regular maintenance
is recommended other than cleaning the outside case.
NOTE: Do NOT attempt to oil or grease the Publisher's Robotic Arm shaft
or other components. You will likely cause more harm than good!
Any moving parts are designed to operate for the life of the machine
with no additional lubrication required.
A. INTERPRETING THE PUBLISHER’S INDICATORS
LIGHTS
The Power and Busy LED indicator lights located on the top of
the Publisher can tell you a lot about what is happening inside
the Publisher. To accurately interpret what it means when these
lights are on, off, or flashing, please refer to the following:
Ink Cartridge
LED
Power
LED
Publisher
off
on solid
Is ready to receive job
on solid
on solid
Has received a job and is
waiting for the Robotic Disc
Transporter to load a disc
both lights are slowly blinking
alternately with one another
Waiting for a cartridge to be
installed and the lid to be
closed (See Section 2-A)
both lights are blinking alternately
followed by only the left light
intermittently blinking for approximately 30 seconds
The Publisher is initializing.
You will see this pattern when
the Publisher is first turned on.
Wait until the lights stop
blinking before opening
software or starting jobs.
flashing rapidly on solid
The printer tray or ink
cartridge carrier has stalled.
Press the Ink button to retry
the operation.
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B. INTERNAL BLUE LED LIGHTS
The Publisher’s Internal LED lights provide useful light and
also can provide status information.
By default, the lights are set to Flash Enabled. This condition
will flash the internal LED lights off and on during any error
condition.
•
•
A Low Ink Warning error will slowly dim the LED lights.
A flashing LED light indicates a general system error that
needs attention such as a missing ink cartridge, out of
discs or a mispick. Refer to the PTPublisher software for
instructions on how to correct the problem.
The following internal LED light states can be selected in the
PTPublisher software.
- Flash Enabled (Default) - Errors are indicated in the manner
described above.
- Always On - No errors are indicated.
- Always Off - No errors are indicated.
To access these settings on a PC go to the Tools Menu Options. To access these settings on a Mac go the the
PTPublisher Menu - Preferences.
C. TRANSPORTING THE PUBLISHER
To prevent damage to the Publisher’s robotic arm during
shipment, it is important to properly secure it.
To prepare for transport, remove the ink cartridges and disc
holders, close the front cover and then do the following:
1.
With the front cover closed, switch off power to the unit.
2.
Press and hold the Cartridge Button.
3.
While continuing to hold the Cartridge Button, switch on
power to the unit.
Continue to hold the Cartridge Button for five seconds. After
several more seconds, the robotics will undock and the arm
will lower. Power will shut off automatically once the robotics
are in transport position. If you have the cardboard spacer that
was shipped with the unit, replace the spacer inside the unit
and close the cover. If you don't have the cardboard spacer,
secure the arm and cartridges to the sides of the unit with tape
and close the cover.
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D. CLEANING THE PRINT HEAD
It may be necessary to clean the print head nozzles if you
notice reduced print quality, missing colors or if you suspect
an cartridge nozzle has become slightly dried out or clogged.
Try the following solutions:
1.
Secure Cartridges. Make sure the corresponding cartridge
is snapped into place. Remove and reseat the cartridge to
make sure an air tight connection has been made. You
should hear a "click" when the cartridge is installed
properly.
2.
Clean the Copper Contacts. Ink over spray can build up
inside the printer over time causing interrupted electrical
signals. Remove the printhead and clean the copper
contacts on the printhead carrier and the printhead.
3.
Clean the Printhead.
DO NOT touch the printhead nozzles with a tissue or paper
towel. This can damage the nozzles! This may be different that
previous printers. Instead used the methods described below:
1. Open PTPublisher.
2. Go to Tools menu – Choose Printer Properties/Tools and
click Clean Print Head.
You will need an inkjet printable disc in the input bin for this
process. You may need to repeat this process up to 4 times
depending on how clogged the printhead is. Only repeat the
procedure if you start to see improvement after each clean print.
During this process the printer will make several loud whirring
noises. This is normal! This is the sound of a pump forcing ink
through the nozzles. If you do not hear this sound, the clean
purge print did not complete successfully. Try again.
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Preventing clogged nozzles
Clogged nozzles on the printhead can be caused by non use of
the printer for extended periods of time. Follow these guidelines:
•
•
•
Always keep the 4100 plugged in and turned on. The
printer will do periodic maintenance to make sure the
nozzles do not clog.
Never store a used printhead outside of the printer. The
nozzles will dry out with exposure to air. If you must store
a printhead outside of the printer, place full or empty
cartridges in the printhead and put the entire printhead
and cartridges in a sealed plastic bag.
Use the printer regularly!
5.
Quality Setting. Change your quality setting. The lowest
(and fastest printing) quality may not be sufficient for
many photos or graphics. The highest quality setting may
cause ink to bleed on certain graphics in combination with
certain label stock. Increasing the quality increases print
time because the printer makes more passes over the
media.
6.
Replace Printhead/Cartridge. The cartridge may be empty
or defective. The printhead nozzle for one color could be
clogged. The fastest way to diagnose a quality problem is
to have backup printheads and cartridges available for
comparison testing. If one color is missing, replace that
color cartridge(s). Next try replacing the print head.
7.
Defective Printhead/Cartridge Replacement Procedure.
If you think your cartridge/printhead is defective, please
contact tech support to arrange for a replacement. Tech
support may ask you to perform troubleshooting before
sending a replacement cartridge or printhead.
Notes on Ink/Printhead Replacement
•
•
•
•
All replacements for defective cartridges or printheads
must be processed through Tech Support.
To receive replacement cartridges, you may be required to
send in your defective cartridges/printhead.
Tech Support will perform the cleaning procedures and
tests mentioned above on all cartridges/printheads
received.
Tech Support will not replace cartridges with less than 50%
ink remaining.
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Printheads with over 10,000 prints will not be replaced for
free under any circumstances.
Printheads with under 10,000 prints may be replaced
depending on the description and circumstances of the
failure at the discretion of Primera Tech Support.
Notes on Printhead Life
The estimated printhead life is approximately 10,000 prints
using a 100% coverage label. The number of prints you can
expect to receive from one printhead varies from printhead to
printhead.This is not a guaranty that the printhead will always
last 10,000 prints. There are many variables that could extend
or shorten the life of the printhead.
To ensure uninterrupted printing capability, purchase a backup
print head now. You can purchase a printhead from
www.primerastore.com
Semi-Permanent Print Head - Part Number 53451
E. REPLACING THE PRINT HEAD
Replacing the printhead may become necessary if you notice a
gradual decrease in print quality, if one or more colors are
missing from a print or if some of the print nozzles are still
clogged after repeated manual cleanings as described in
Section 3D.
Follow this procedure:
1.
Open the Cover. Press the Ink Cartridge Button.
2.
Remove all cartridges. Press the release tab at the front of
the carriage to release the latch.
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3.
Remove the print head. Grasp the print head near the back
as shown in the illustration.
4.
Locate a new print head. Before placing the new print head
in the carriage clean the copper contacts on the carriage
and the print head with the alcohol wipes included with
the new print head.
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Close the latch until you hear a click.
Click!
6.
Replace the cartridges.
F. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have difficulties operating your Publisher, the
procedures in this manual and the software User's Guide
should, in most cases, solve the problem. If you still have
difficulty, contact the technical support via one of the methods
listed below.
Source
Location
Primera Knowledge Base
www.primera.com/kb
PTPublisher Software Help files
Open the software. Click on the
SureThing Software Help files
Open the software. Click on the Help
Menu - Contents
Email Support
www.primera.com/contactsupport
Phone Support
763-475-6669 (Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m CST)
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Section 4: Technical Specifications
Model
Optical Disc Publisher 4100
Configurations
Blu-ray Publisher
DVD+/-R-CDR Publisher
Printing Method
Inkjet
Printing Resolution
4800 x 1200 dpi, 2400 x 1200 dpi,
1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi
Print Head:
Semi-permanent, user-replaceable
Ink Tanks:
Individual ink cartridges for Cyan,
Magenta,Yellow and Black
Media Types
Inkjet Printable Surface CD-R, CD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD RAM, DVD+R, Dual Layer
DVD+R, BDR (BLU models only).
Maximum print width
4.724" (120mm)
Minimum PC System
Intel Pentium IV Processor or higher, 1GB
RAM or higher, 10GB or more free hard
drive space, available USB 2.0 port.
Minimum MAC System
Intel CPU running OS X version 10.6
or higher, 512 MB RAM, Free hard drive
space of at least 10 GB
Disc Capacity
50 disc input, 50 disc output (default)
100 disc input, 100 disc output - Kiosk Mode
(Kiosk Mode - not included with 4051 models)
Operating Systems
Window XP, Vista, 7, and 8
Mac OSX Version 10.6 or higher
Interface
USB 2.0 port; eSata for Blu-ray models
Power Requirement
100-240VAC automatic switching
4.5-2.5A, 50/60Hz
Weight
26 lbs. (11.8kg)
Dimensions
17.8"W x 11"H x 17.5"D
(452.12mmW x 279.4mmH x 447.5mmD)
Certifications
FCC Class A, CE, ROHS, WEEE
UL, UL-C, CE
Warranty
One year return-to-depot
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Abort.................................................................................................23
Audio Project ..................................................................................16
AUDIO_TS ................................................................................16, 28
Backup Project ................................................................................24
Blu-ray......................................................................................1, 2, 16
BDR.................................................................................................1, 2
Bin Selection ...................................................................................22
Calibrate Disc Publisher...............................................................40
Center Print Image.........................................................................40
Color Matching...............................................................................37
Connections, Rear Panel .................................................................5
Controls, Front Panel.......................................................................4
Change Robot .................................................................................20
Closed Disc......................................................................................21
Copy Project............................................................................. 12, 15
Cost Estimator.................................................................................39
Data Project .....................................................................................16
Disc Cover .................................................................................12, 32
File System ......................................................................................21
Gallery..............................................................................................34
Identifying the Parts........................................................................4
Image Project ..................................................................................17
Inner Diameter ...................................................................14, 19, 38
Input Bin............................................................................................5
Internal Blue LED Lights .............................................................44
iTunes ...............................................................................................27
Kiosk Setup.....................................................................................10
LED Status Lights ............................................................................5
Media Type..................................................................................2, 50
New Project Panel ..........................................................................13
Outer Margin ......................................................................14, 19, 37
Output Bin.........................................................................................5
Power Input.......................................................................................6
Print Template.................................................................................25
Print Quality .........................................................................7, 15, 36
Project Set ........................................................................................20
PTProtect....................................................................................20, 28
Publisher Status .............................................................................23
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Queue Project..................................................................................24
Recorder Tray ....................................................................................4
Recording Speed ............................................................................20
Recording Type...............................................................................21
Reject Area ..................................................................................5, 10
Rip Audio ........................................................................................27
Robot Options ..........................................................................11, 22
Saturation ........................................................................................37
Save Project .....................................................................................20
Schedule Project.............................................................................20
Set Time and Date to Mastering Time.......................................22
Span Discs .......................................................................................25
Specifications..................................................................................50
System Requirements .....................................................................6
Technical Support ..........................................................................49
Test Record ......................................................................................21
Transporting the Publisher ..........................................................44
Troubleshooting .............................................................................43
Verify ................................................................................................21
Video Project...................................................................................16
VIDEO_TS.................................................................................16, 28
Windows Media Player.................................................................27
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