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has shown in the past that can offer significant solutions for CD/DVD labeling.
The company has shipped two lines of printers, the Inscripta thermal Transfer
printers and the Signature Inkjet printers. The printer we have in our hands
belongs to the Signature Inkjet line and comes with the name SignaturePro.
SignaturePro is the most advanced color printer ever offered by Primera. Some
of the main features of the printer are the 2400 dpi printing resolution, the
quick printing and the remarkable ink capacity. Primera claims that SignaturePro
delivers all the performance you need for higher-volume, high-quality disc printing
at a price that is surprisingly affordable. Whats left is to find
it out in practice...
- Main specifications
mentioned before, SignaturePro is an inkjet printer. The printing resolutions
offered are 2400 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi or 600 x 300 dpi
(driver selectable). The applied inkjet technology produces 2.88 million pixels
per square inch in up to 16.7 million colors.
The printing speed depends upon the percentage of coverage and
the selected print mode. It takes approximately 111seconds for a 100%, full-color
coverage, in 2400 dpi Photo mode, about 60 seconds for a 1200 dpi print in Presentation
mode (default), 51 seconds for a 600 dpi print in Best mode, 34 seconds for
a 600 dpi print in Normal mode and about 16 seconds for a 600 dpi print in Fast
The label editing software included is Sure Thing First Edition
for Windows. Also the PrimaColor built-in color matching software offered comes
to deliver brighter and more photo-realistic colors. The software notifies the
user as ink levels get close to empty. Also, it estimates how many discs can
be printed based upon the discs layout and design
ink cartridges supplied are a dual-cartridge 3-color (C.M, Y) and a black monochrome
The media types supported are all printable-surface 120mm CD-R
or DVD-R, and with additional adapter kit, 58mm x 86 mm printable-surface business
card CDs. Primera recommends for optional printing results the usage of media
from the authorized media partners listed below.
data interface supported is Centronics-type parallel but the printer will also
work with the most USB to parallel cables for USB-only PCs. The supplied drivers
work under Windows 95/98/ME and Win2K OS.
Lastly, for fully automated disc production, Primera Conductor
Printer Autoloader can be used in order to automatically load up to 50 discs
per batch into and out of SignaturePro. The SignaturePro costs $1895 for the
main unit. The color and monochrome cartridges cost $57.95 each.
- Test Machine
Celeron II 566 over clocked to 850 MHz
128MB SDRAM PC 133
WD 18GB UDMA 66
Quantum Fireball EX 6.4GB
SCSI: DAWI 2975 - PCI (ULTRA)
ATI AIW 128