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Primera debuts Bravo II Disc Publisher

updated 08:40 am EST, Fri February 6, 2004

Bravo II Disc Publisher

today announced its Bravo II Disc Publisher, which burns and prints CDs and DVDs hands-free. An advanced robotic mechanism is used to transport discs into the built-in 52x CD-R recorder or optional Pioneer combo DVD+/-R/CD-R recorder. After recording, discs are transported to the integrated printer and printed in full-color at up to 4800 dpi resolution. Bravo II prints directly onto the surface of the discs, so no labels are required. The system supports up to 50 discs per job; the label design software runs on Mac OS X 10.2 or later. (Pricing not available.)




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    Good, But no OS X disc...

    I ordered a Bravo printer a couple weeks ago to use at my office (to replace a crummy Copytrax Matisse 'Gold'), and I have to say I'm very impressed with the results. It's fast (reasonably) and quiet. It'll burn and print 25 discs per hour (using both the input and output bins), or print/burn 50 discs in one sitting. The only downside is that the Mac drivers aren't included in the box. I had to ring the German distributor to get hold of a copy to use on my PowerBook.

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    PS

    Forgot to mention, I paid 1200 plus tax for mine. So that's roughly $2200.

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    Nice, but..

    not entirely 'new.' I've seen bravo ads in Macworld for a few months now. Maybe this is an updated version, but..
    At any rate.
    How does it work? What is the ink like? I've heard that it's failt smudgeproof.
    -d.

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    RIPE.

    this publisher is just RIPE to burn 10-15 disks.

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    Sweet Machine

    I got one a couple of months ago (would have cost more to send the DVDs out for repro) and it's pretty sweet.

    Installs easy, one firewire cable (burner) and on USb cable (printer, mine is in a hub) simple software install, works fine in 10.3x

    It does CDs fairly quickly (same Super Drive as in my MDD G4) and DVDs take the appropriate amount of time-20-30 minutes depending on amount of data. I suggest overnight burning so the discs (DVD) can be verified, had a couple of bad ones I shipped out.

    Typical Discribe interface for burning, the print app is primitive, but does a super job with the images. Preset templates are kinda...cheap or amateurish, but I make my own in Photoshop.

    Ink is fine, but will not dry on shiny discs, you'd need printable discs for sure. Prints fast. Primera sells Tuff Coat discs (white surface) that are really nice, but the matte silver surface ones work well also. If the print side of the disc looks like a mirror forget it though. Image quality is awesome! I think the difference is the *new one prints 4800 dpi or something, mine does 2400.

    Primera tech support is awesome if you need it...

    I'd reccomend it if you need to publish lots of CD or DVD discs like I do...
    codec3

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    $1395 at...

    ...www.cddimensions.com

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    will it let me dup a dvd?

    my kids are scratching the kiddie dvds they use in the old imac i gave them. They try to be careful but they're only 4 & 5 years old. I'd like to copy them and let them scratch up the copies. Is there a simple way to do this? Will toast let me do this. I assume these discs are copy-protected?
    Thanks for the help

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