Epson
Epson
Burn and print CD/DVD media –
fully automatically
PP-100
PP-100
You know the situation. You simply want to burn and print
a few CDs/DVDs – and suddenly half the day’s gone.
It shouldn’t be this way. And it doesn’t have to be – the fully
automatic Epson Discproducer™ PP-100 can do it for you
at the touch of a button. Whether you want just one disc, or
one hundred, you’ll find it delivers reliable data burning and
photo-realistic printing – quickly, efficiently and extremely
cost-effectively.
For many companies, the need to burn and print CDs and DVDs, either individually
or in batches, is becoming increasingly important. Whether you’re an agency,
a public organisation or an independent duplication service, you’ll find the Epson
Discproducer™ PP-100 will save time, add flexibility, enhance security and reduce
process costs.
Ideal for a wide range
of applications
Duplication service
The Epson Discproducer™ is the perfect tool for maximising margins in the rapidly
growing media production market. Whether you want to use it for an individual disc or
a batch job, its high reliability, superb print quality and cost-effectiveness make it the
ideal system for service providers.
Clinics and practices
The switch from analogue X-ray or CT film to digital imaging offers new possibilities
for cutting process costs and improving patient service. In areas such as radiology,
cardiology, ultrasound and CT imaging, the medical community can supply a better
service to its patients through the use of digital data.
Corporations
Increasingly, sectors such as marketing, sales, product development and customer
service need to burn multimedia documents onto CD/DVD. But manual burning and
labelling of CD/DVDs – especially short runs – carries a significant labour overhead.
Automating the procedure using the Epson Discproducer™ saves considerable time
and money, while ensuring that confidential data stays in-house.
Advertising and photo agencies
The CD/DVD medium plays a dual role within advertising and photo agencies. Not only
is it an efficient means of delivering digital content to customers, but creative labelling
can be a powerful promotional tool, too. The Epson Discproducer™ uses 6-colour
Micro Piezo™ inkjet printing to give agencies a valuable opportunity to showcase their
design skills through high-impact labelling.
The Public Sector
By automating the burning/printing process, the Epson Discproducer™ offers
organisations within the public sector a valuable way of reducing costs, streamlining
processes and enhancing the quality and efficiency of public services.
High-end print technology and robotics
The quality of any system is a function of the technology inside it. As the only manufacturer in the world that designs, develops and markets both inkjet printers and
industrial precision robots, Epson offers the perfect blend of expertise and experience
to set new standards in price-performance with products such as the Epson
Discproducer™.
As well as the stand-alone version of the product, Epson is developing a networkcompatible version of the Discproducer™, featuring additional security functions. It will
be available in 2008.
Schools and universities
As the importance of multimedia educational content increases, in both schools and
universities, the need for fast and cost-effective CD/DVD duplication also increases.
With the ability to duplicate up to 30 CDs per hour and more than 10,000 per year,
the Epson Discproducer™ is ideally suited to the demands of the educational sector.
Software and IT companies
Any software or IT company that regularly produces customer-specific CD/DVD
batches will want to know about the Epson Discproducer™. Whether it’s software
updates, service packs, multimedia product presentations or data archiving, the
Epson Discproducer™ will make an important contribution to the reduction of labour
and process costs.
Pre-press services
Companies working in the field of digital pre-press will find the Epson Discproducer™
invaluable for quickly and conveniently burning work onto visual storage media. With
the amazing photo-quality performance of the 6-colour Micro Piezo™ inkjet printer, they
can also demonstrate their own creative and quality standards.
Many data types
Working with the Epson Discproducer™ is as easy as working with an ordinary office
printer. Whatever volume of data you need to burn – and whatever type, from music
and photos to videos and multimedia presentations – you’ll find perfect results at your
fingertips.
Epson Discproducer™ PP-100
At a glance:
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Reliability
With a solid and dust-proof body, the Epson Discproducer™ offers a long lifespan,
superb reliability, intuitive operation and high economy, with an incredible print capacity
of over 1,000 prints per set of ink cartridges.
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Print quality
The best print technology in its class! Using 6-colour Micro Piezo™ Technology,
coupled with WaterShield™ media from world-leader, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. the Epson
Discproducer™ delivers vibrant, life-like and razor-sharp prints that are both smudgeproof and water-resistant. Media from other manufacturers are also supported.
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Cost-effectiveness
Because the Epson Discproducer™ uses a separate cartridge for each colour, you
only need to change the cartridges that are near empty. The product also features
patented AcuGrip™ robotics to ensure precision handling of CDs/DVDs and eliminate
the possibility of damage. The result is an surprisingly low total cost of ownership.
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Convenience
The Epson Discproducer™ is as easy to use as an ordinary office printer. It is the
only system in its class that offers the ergonomic advantages of total front-operation
and status reporting.
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Capacity
The Epson Discproducer™ has the ability to duplicate up to 100 CDs/DVDs in a single
cycle, and a production capability – depending on data type and volume – of up to
30 units per hour. As a small-run system, the Epson Discproducer™ will reliably deliver
high-quality results, year after year.
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The Epson brand is associated across the world with quality and innovation, and the
company’s reputation for quality and support is second to none.
Reputation for excellence
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Ink level
status LED
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Six separate
ink cartridges
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Three media trays
for runs of up to 100
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Robotic arm
The Epson Discproducer™ is the only product
of its type that shows ink status for each
individual colour using LED.
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When you realise that Epson also designs and manufactures precision robots – products used in a wide range of
demanding applications it’s no surprise that the company’s
reputation for reliability is unsurpassed in the industry.
Three trays of 50 discs each allow fully automatic production
runs up to 100.
An additional drawer allows the removal of individual discs.
This makes problems due to unreadable discs easy to resolve.
PP-100 systems can be stacked
to save valuable space.
The Epson
quality hallmark
When you build industrial robots, you
learn about quality, reliability and precision engineering. And Epson is a
world-leader in the design, development
and manufacture of such robots as for
medical technology and airbag testing.
That’s why our other products are so
reliable – because they are built on the
platform of knowledge and experience
gained from the robotics environment.
The Epson Discproducer™ is a perfect
example. Its compact design, coupled
with its dust-proof body and a minimum
of moving parts, delivers precision performance, superb reliability and amazingly low running costs.
Individual or
batch production
If you need to burn and print an individual disc, no problem – you can have
it at the touch of a button. And if you
want to print batches? Again, it’s simple
– the Epson Discproducer™ has three
trays for 50 discs, allowing up to 100
discs to be produced in one work cycle.
It also has an additional drawer for up
to 5 discs, so individual CD/DVD blanks
can be conveniently removed without
having to open the housing.
Compact
all-in-one design
With a housing that’s less than 40 cm
wide, the Epson Discproducer™ is one
of the smallest systems in its class. In
fact, it’s the only system in its segment
that offers the ergonomic advantages of
being operated totally from the front. Its
flat housing means you can stack two
systems to save space, and – if required –
the top can also be used as a handy
storage surface, ideal for media and print
cartridges.
Patented AcuGrip™
robotic arm
Specially designed
for the Epson
Discproducer™, the
AcuGrip™ mechanism
ensures that the
robotic arm reliably
grabs only one CD/
DVD blank - even if they’re stuck together.
This increases the life of the product
and helps protect against the interruption
of unsupervised production runs due to
mechanical blockage.
If you’re looking for top class, reliable, high-performance
inkjet printing for your CDs/DVDs, plus an amazingly low
cost of ownership – you’ve just found it!
Protecting against
printing without ink
Unlike other systems in its class, the
Epson Discproducer™ shows ink level
status, using an LED for each individual
colour. This can be important, as it allows
the printing process to be manually
or automatically interrupted in the case
of a near-empty cartridge. A situation
where the system is printing without ink
can cause damage and waste.
The ink cartridge for each colour can be easily changed
in just a few seconds.
Micro Piezo™ printing
with six colours
There are many advanced features
which make the Epson Discproducer™
unique in its class – and one of these is
its patented Micro Piezo™ ink system.
Using six – instead of the usual four –
colours, it delivers the level of photorealistic image quality often associated
with digital art printing. And that’s not
all. Epson’s Micro Piezo™ technology
also protects against striation and
ink bleed, and allows ultra-fine colour
graduation plus razor-sharp text – even
in small font sizes.
Cost-effective
and flexible
With the ability to produce over 1,000
discs, depending on the print image,
from each set of cartridges, the Epson
Discproducer™ delivers an attractively
low cost per page. What’s more, you
have total flexibility in your choice of
consumables, too – you can choose
whether you use the specified consumables (Epson ink + WaterShield™
media), or buy your cartridges and media
individually.
Epson Discproducer™ PP-100: Photo-realistic colour gradients, smudge-proof,
water-resistant, no ink bleed, razor-sharp text – even in 4 point!
Competitor A:
irregular and impure colour gradients, ink bleed
Competitor B:
irregular and impure colour gradients, striation, unclear text
Working with the Epson Discproducer™ is as easy as
working with an ordinary office printer. Simply compile your
data, compose an image, configure the run, click “OK”…
and it’s done. You’re free to get on with other things.
Step 1: Compile data
The Epson Discproducer’s software (Disc Editing view) works like standard programs
for burning data on digital storage media. After indicating whether you’re burning
music, videos or data to the disc, you simply load the data and save it to an easily
created folder. It’s quick and it’s simple, so you don’t need to be an expert – it can
be done by novices and technophobes.
Step 2: Composing the print image
Composing your own CD/DVD image is easy, using the Epson Discproducer’s software (Lable Editing view). You can either let your creativity run wild, or use one of the
many pre-defined templates and images provided. The integral preview display let’s
you check your composition, and – when you’re happy – you can save your work for
easy retrieval in the future.
Step 3: Configuring production
These are the last few simple steps before pressing Go. The Epson Discproducer’s
software (Publishing view) leads you through the process, helping you to set parameters such as the number of CDs or DVDs to be burned, the burning and print
speed, the in/out trays for discs, and print resolution. Then simply press “Publish” –
and your production run is on its way.
Monitoring system reliability
The Epson Discproducer’s Monitoring Software keeps you informed about all important
parameters, such as tray status and pending jobs. This helps you choose whether to
let your production run continue unattended, and protects you against any unexpected
interruptions – especially useful when you’re working against a tight deadline.
Model
Epson Discproducer™ PP-100
Publishing speed
CD:
(Burn and Print)
DVD:
Publishing modes
30 discs/hour, Epson specified CD-R
600 MB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed: 40 x
13 discs/hour, Epson specified DVD-R
3.8 GB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed 12 x
(number of copies)
External output:
Standard mode:
Batch mode:
1 – 5, 2 stackers & pick-up tray used
1 – 50, 2 stackers used (autom.)
1 – 100, 3 stackers used
Print specifications
Print speed:
45 discs/hour, bidirectional, (Fast mode)
30 discs/hour, bidirectional, (Fine mode)
Black ink 180 nozzles, Colour ink 180 nozzles x 5 colours
Bidirectional or uni-directional
High-speed 1440 dpi x 720 dpi (Fast mode)
High-resolution 1440 dpi x 1440 dpi (Fine mode)
Print head:
Print direction:
Print resolution:
Ink cartridge
Ink type:
Colours:
Capacity:
Print area
Standard setting for outside diameter: Ø 116 mm
Outside diameter setting range: Ø 70 – 119.4 mm
Standard setting for inside diameter: Ø 45 mm
Inside diameter setting range: Ø 18 – 50 mm
Guaranteed print area: Ø 45 – 116 mm
CD/DVD drives
CD/DVD drives:
Writing speed:
2 drives
CD: Maximum 40 x
DVD-R, DVD+R: Maximum 12 x
DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL: Maximum 8 x
Supported Media
Size:
Outside diameter: Ø 120 mm ± 0.3 mm
Inside diameter: Ø 15 mm + 0.1/-0 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm + 0.3/-0.1 mm
Supports common 12 cm (4.7 inch) discs
Does not support specially-shaped discs
CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL
Printable (high quality or glossy),
for glossy discs only Epson recommended is supported
Form:
Type:
Surface:
Dye ink
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light cyan, Light magenta, Black
1000 discs or more (Ø 45 – 116 mm, 16,7 % colour sharing,
continuous printing, mode setting: Fine)
External dimensions
Width 377 mm, Depth 465 mm, Height 348 mm (Excluding the AC cable and USB cable)
Mass
Approximately 24 Kg (52.9 lb), including the stackers and ink cartridge, excluding the
AC cable and discs
Software
Total Disc Maker: Installed to the user’s PC to publish discs
Total Disc Monitor: Displays the status of JOBs and devices
Total Disc Setup: Installed to user’s PC to make settings of PP-100
TD Bridge System incorporation tool to use the with other companies’ application
Adjustment Tool for PP-100
Required
IT-environment
OS: Windows XP SP2 or later, Home/Professional,
Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Professional
CPU: Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz or higher, Memory: 512 Mbytes or larger
HDD: 10 Gbytes or larger, 7200 rpm or more
Graphics environment: XGA or more, 65536 colors or more
Sound environment: A sound device and a supported driver must be installed
for music media
USB 2.0 (High-speed)
USB port: This product cannot be used in USB port of the PC equipped with some
ATI's chipset as follows: ATI’s Southbridge IXP (SB)460 or earlier
Individual published performance results may vary depending on processing
capacity of PC
Interface
Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0,
Transmission speed: 480 Mbps (High-speed Device)
Electrical
Rated voltage: AC 100 V to AC 240, Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Standards
CE Marking:
Warranty
12 months (excl. CD/DVD drive), CD/DVD drive: 6 months
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, EN55022 Class B, EN61000-3-2
EN6000-3-3, EN55024
Low Voltage Directve 2006/95/EC, EN60950-1 (TÜV)
Version: 10/2007
Telephone: +44 (0) 8702 416900
Fax: +44 (0) 8702 413093
E-mail: info@epson.co.uk
www.epson.co.uk
www.discproducer.epson-europe.com
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