"..Rimage Corporation [NSDQ:RIMG] enters the DVD market by offering an exclusive feature that provides surface printing on DVD-R media. A pioneer in CD-R technology, Rimage offers this print option in their Microsoft Window's based software that is included in their full line of thermal printing.
In the past, Rimage print technology has been limited to surface printing on CD-R media. In thermal printing, the print head must glide smoothly over the surface of the media in order to enable full coverage printing. DVD-R media includes a raised stacking ring that can damage a print head as it passes over the center ring of the media. The Rimage print feature enables the print head to gently lift over the raised stacking ring providing full print capabilities on two thirds of the DVD-R media.
Designed specifically for CD printing, Rimage's exclusive thermal technology delivers high-impact images that keeps pace with high-volume, on-demand production. The DVD print feature is available on the patented Prism thermal printer, the only thermal printer to offer full-color printing on most standard media including DVD media. Rimage thermal printers are available as a stand-alone printer or as part of a fully automated printing system. Thermal printing is the fastest and most cost effective true production printing available, saving thousands of dollars in production costs over other CD-R printers.."