At NAB 2006, Primera Technology and TDK announced what is said to be the world's first inkjet printable BD-R Blu-ray disc media. Using a DVD/CD compatible inkjet printer, users can print custom text and graphics directly on each disc's label-side surface. The discs incorporate TDK's advanced DURABIS 2 hard-coating technology. Primera and TDK have partnered to optimize TDK's printable surface BD-R media for use with Primera's line of inkjet BD-R disc publishing and duplication products.
TDK and Primera will offer single-layer BD-R 25GB (write-once type) inkjet printable Blu-ray discs in third quarter of 2006. The companies will also introduce dual-layer BD-R 50GB inkjet printable Blu-ray discs at the same time. Both versions will offer the highest compatibility with Blu-ray drives and recorders/players.