Epson | C11CA31021SA | Datasheet | Epson Discproducer™ PP-100N Security

You know the situation. You just want to burn and print a handful of CDs/
DVDs – and suddenly, half your day’s gone. It doesn’t have to be like this.
The fully automatic Epson Discproducer™ can do it for you at the touch
of a button, leaving you free to focus on other tasks. Whether you need just
one disc, or one hundred, you’ll find it delivers reliable data burning and
photo-realistic printing – quickly, efficiently and very cost-effectively.
Ideal for a wide range of applications
Duplication service
The Discproducer™ is your 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
Supply a better service to your patients through the use of digital data
in areas such as radiology, cardiology, ultrasound and CT imaging.
The Discproducer™ burns data and images quickly, and helps cut
costs when switching from analogue X-ray or CT film to digital imaging.
Reduce your labour overheads by removing the need to manually burn and
label discs in marketing, sales, product development and customer service
departments. Automating the procedure using the Epson Discproducer™
saves considerable time and money, whilst ensuring that your confidential
data stays in-house.
Advertising and photo agencies
The CD/DVD medium plays a dual role. Not only is it an efficient way of
delivering digital content to your customers – you can use creative labelling
as a powerful promotional tool. The Discproducer™ uses 6-colour Micro
Piezo™ inkjet printing to give you the opportunity to showcase your design
skills through high-impact labelling.
The Public Sector
By automating the burning/printing process, the Epson Discproducer™
offers your organisation a valuable way of reducing costs, streamlining
processes and enhancing quality and efficiency.
We are the only manufacturer in the world
to design and develop both precision robotics
and advanced printing solutions. This means
we have the expertise in these areas to set new
standards in professional disc publishing.
The Epson Discproducer™ delivers the highest
printing quality in its class – plus the excellence
and reliability for which we are known.
Schools and universities
If you work in education, you’ll know
that multimedia content has become
increasingly important – and that
the need for fast and cost-effective
CD/DVD duplication is growing.
With the ability to duplicate up to 30
CDs per hour and more than 10,000
per year, the Discproducer™ is
ideally suited to meet the demands
of the educational sector.
Software and IT companies
When you regularly need to produce
customer-specific batches of CD/
DVDs, the Discproducer™ is an
essential piece of kit. Whatever
you’re creating – software updates,
service packs, multimedia product
presentations or data archiving –
the Discproducer™ will speed up
production and help reduce your
labour and process costs.
Pre-press services
The Discproducer™ is invaluable
for quickly and conveniently burning
work onto visual storage media for
your clients. You can even exhibit
your company’s creative standards
using the printed disc graphic, thanks
to the outstanding photo-quality
performance of the 6-colour Micro
Piezo™ inkjet printer.
Multiple data types
Working with the 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.
Real reliability
• Solid, durable, dust-proof body
• Long lifespan with superb reliability
• Intuitive operation
Impressive print quality
• Best print quality in its class
• 6-colour Micro Piezo™ technology for vibrant prints
• Water-resistant prints using WaterShield™ media
(media from other manufacturers also supported)
True cost-effectiveness
• Individual inks – only replace the colour used
• Patented AcuGrip™ robotics ensures precision handling
of discs and eliminates the possibility of damage
• 1,000 prints per set of ink cartridges
Total convenience
• As easy to use as an ordinary office printer
• Only system in its class that offers the advantage
of operation and status reporting from the front
High capacity
• Duplicate up to 100 CDs/DVDs in a single cycle
• Produce up to 30 units per hour
Trusted brand
• Epson is known for quality and innovation,
plus support that’s second to none
Ink level
Status LED
Six separate
ink cartridges
Three media trays
for runs of up to 100
Robotic arm
The Epson Discproducer™ is the only
product of its type that shows ink status
for each individual colour using LED.
When you know that we also design and manufacture precision robots used in a wide range
of demanding applications, you understand
why our reputation for reliability is unsurpassed
in the industry.
The Epson quality hallmark
We are a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of
robots for medical technology and airbag testing. That’s why you’ll find our
products so reliable – they’re built on the platform of knowledge and
experience gained in robotics environments. Our Discproducer™ is a
perfect example, with its compact design, dust-proof body and minimum
of moving parts delivering precision performance and excellent reliability.
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 five discs, so individual CD/DVD blanks can
be conveniently removed without opening the housing.
Three trays of 50 discs each allow fully
automatic production runs up to 100.
Compact, all-in-one design
Our Discproducer™ is one of the smallest available, with a housing that’s
less than 40 cm wide. It’s the only system in its class that offers you the
ease of complete operation from the front. If you need to save space,
its flat construction means you can stack two systems, and even use the
top as a storage surface – ideal for media and print cartridges.
An additional drawer allows the removal of
individual discs. This makes problems due to
unreadable discs easy to resolve.
Patented AcuGrip™ robotic arm
Specially developed for our 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 unsupervised production runs being interrupted
by mechanical blockage.
PP-100 systems can be stacked to save
valuable space.
If you’re looking for reliable, high-performance
inkjet printing for your CDs/DVDs,
plus a low cost of ownership – you’ve found it.
Easy ink monitoring
It’s quick and easy to find out your ink level status for each individual
colour with the Discproducer’s™ unique LED system. This useful feature
allows you to manually or automatically interrupt the printing process in
the case of a near-empty cartridge. You can then avoid a situation where
the system is printing without ink, which 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
You’ll find many advanced features which make our Discproducer™
unique – and one of these is its patented Micro Piezo™ ink system.
It uses six colours instead of the usual four to offer you outstanting
photo-realistic image quality. Our unique Micro Piezo™ print head
technology delivers ultra-fine colour gradation plus razor-sharp
text – even in small font sizes.
Epson Discproducer™ PP-100: Photo realistic colour
gradients, smudge-proof, water-resistant, no ink bleed,
razor-sharp text – even in 4 point!
Cost-effective and reliable
With the capacity to produce over 1,000 discs from each set of cartridges,
depending on the print image, the Epson Discproducer™ delivers an
attractively low cost per unit. What’s more, you have total flexibility in
your choice of consumables – you can choose whether you use the
specified consumables (Epson ink + WaterShield™ media), or buy your
cartridges and media individually.
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 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
straightforward, 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 Discproducer’s™
software (Label Editing view). You can either let your creativity run wild,
or use one of the many pre-defined templates and images provided.
The preview display lets 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 you press ‘go’.
The Discproducer’s™ software 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 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.
30 discs/hour, Epson specified CD-R 600 MB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed: 40 x
15 discs/hour, Epson specified DVD-R 3.8 GB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed 12 x
PUBLISHING MODES (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 speed:
Print head:
Print direction:
Print resolution:
approx. 60 discs/hour, bidirectional, (Fast mode) approx. 40 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)
Ink type:
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)
Standard setting for outside diameter:
Outside diameter setting range:
Standard setting for inside diameter:
Inside diameter setting range:
Guaranteed print area:
Ø 116 mm
Ø 70 – 119.4 mm
Ø 45 mm
Ø 18 – 50 mm
Ø 45 – 116 mm
CD/DVD drives:
Writing speed: CD:
2 drives
Maximum 40 x
DVD-R, DVD+R: Maximum 12 x
DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL: Maximum 8 x
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
Printable (high quality or glossy). For glossy discs, only supports Epson-recommended products.
Width 377 mm, Depth 465 mm, Height 348 mm (Excluding the AC cable and USB cable)
Approximately 24 kg (52.9 lb), including the stackers and ink cartridge, excluding the AC cable and discs
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
Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or later, Professional Edition Windows XP SP2 or later
32-bit Home Edition, Professional Windows Vista SP1 or later 32-bit Home Basic, Home Premium,
Business, Enterprise, Ultimate
Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz or higher, Memory: 512 Mbytes or larger
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 port:
USB 2.0 (High-speed), 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
Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0,
Transmission speed: 480 Mbps (High-speed Device)
Rated voltage: AC 100 V to AC 240, Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
CE Mark, EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, EN55022 Class B, EN61000-3-2, EN6000-3-3, EN55024
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC, EN60950-1 (TÜV)
02/09 7105011
1 year on-site including drives, with optional cover plus for 3 years on-site
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Epson Discproducer™ PP-100
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