Everest III, which is an enhanced version
of Rimage's pioneering thermal retransfer printing technology,
enables users to create custom, colorful, high-resolution
labels bonded directly to the surface of CDs and DVDs?
a permanent solution essential for many retail, medical
and banking/finance applications. Enhancements include
increased color accuracy, added hardware and software
functionality, and enhanced ribbon communication, resulting
in a combination of unmatched reliability, long print
run capabilities, print permanence and the industry's
lowest cost per disc.
The Everest III utilizes Rimage's patented retransfer
printing process. The CMY panels are first printed to
a clear retransfer ribbon inside the printer. Then,
using heat and pressure, the printed image and a layer
of the clear ribbon are applied to the disc. The finished
product emerges dry, durable, and ready to handle. The
final effect is amazing - a colorful, high resolution,
disc with your choices of photos, graphics, text, bar
codes, you name it - in less than 57 seconds.
CD-Designer label creation software is also included with the Everest III. This software allows the you to import graphics and text. Features include serialization, bar codes, and data merging capabilities. However, you don't need to be limited to the tools provided because the printer works well with such industry-standard software as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia, FreeHand, QuarkExpress, and CorelDRAW, Graphic designers can compose labels using their choice of software.
The pigmented ink on the Everest III ribbons is UV
protected, ensuring vibrant colors throughout the life
of a disc. Everest III disc printing will pass any sunshine
or dashboard test you devise - a significant advantage
over other disc printers. And because the ink is not
water based, you will never see a smeared Everest III
disc. Everest III printing also won't scratch off, you'll
ruin the disc before you can scratch the label. This
enables discs to be used for commercial distribution
because Everest III printed discs can withstand the
rigors of day-to-day consumer handling.
The Everest III employs an innovative variable dot
technology, where the dots composing an image vary in
size, resulting in sharper images with greater detail.
In addition, the MicroDry ink is actually a thermal
resin that contains pigment. This dry technology produces
a dot with a fine edge. Consequently, dots per inch,
or DPI, does not accurately reflect the print resolution.
A better measure is lines per inch (LPI), and that is
where Everest III truly shines. Silk-screen printing
typically produces 85-120 LPI, and magazines are generally
offset printed at 150 LPI. Everest III prints labels
at 173 LPI color or monochrome, that is better than
Full color printing for photo-realistic images, monocolor
printing for special effects or economy, white media,
silver media - all are possible with Everest. The Everest
III printing ribbons are on an easy-to-change carriage
so even when a ribbon change is required, it's easy
and can be done in less than a minute.
CD designer is an easy-to-use application providing
the ability to create, import and customize the graphics
that will be printed on the CD or DVD surface. CD Designer
enables easy adding of background colors, additions
of custom text, photos, mail-merge data and even bar
codes by clicking and dragging within the simple CD
Designer user interface.
- Add graphics, text, objects, and photos from almost
- Create your own templates for changeable discs with
a consistent look
- Import from BMP, DCX, DIB, DXF, EPS, IMG, JPG, PCX,
PNG, TGA, TIF, WMF, WPG
- Allows up to 99 variable merge fields per label
- Supports incremental serialization of discs
- Supports 22 main types of bar codes including two
UPC variants and the four regional codes of the Australian
mail system - this is powerful software!