Microboards Technology has added support for the Mac OS to its GX-1 Disc Publisher by introducing a software package. The new solution offers the ability to design labels in standard software applications. Users can link virtually any file type for use as the label from the included recording software for automated, integrated publishing and recording.
Microboards co-developed the Mac solution with Hewlett-Packard, which also provides the print engine for the GX-1 publisher. “HP continues to be our most important partner in developing CD and DVD printing solutions,” says Microboards Chief Technology Officer John Westrum. “Their expertise in inkjet printing, combined with our recording and dispensing patents, is resulting in products that impress everyone, from end users to industry experts.”
Gains in print time and quality are promised, and are said to result from a new inkjet engine from HP, the improved handling of the disc under the print head and HP’s new Vivera inks, which deliver brightness and durability for photo-quality printing.
The GX-1’s list price is $2,295. It supports DVD and CD recording at high speeds and connects to the PC or Mac via USB 2. The GX-1 comes with a limited one-year warranty. More information, including system requirements, is available on Microboards’ Website at www.microboards.com.