Building on its existing range, Epson has launched the Discproducer PP-50, an affordable model aimed at users publishing up to 400 discs per month. Offering a blend of quality and economy, the PP-50 is reliable and easy to operate, providing high-quality output at low cost.
Fully automated, the PP-50 frees up users to work on other tasks while it publishes up to 50 discs in one batch. This makes it a convenient, time-saving choice for any organisation needing to regularly distribute information, archive files or back-up data.
To help users present a professional image or impress clients, the PP-50 delivers high-quality, photo-realistic printing on the CD/DVD surface.
The Epson Micro Piezo printhead and six-colour inks produce ultra-fine colour gradations and razor-sharp text, even in very small font sizes. Combined with the PP-50’s accurate disc burning, this means organisations can rely on the readability of their archived discs for decades.
Kelvin Reynolds, GM of Epson Southern Africa, says: “The thousands of Epson Discproducers already installed have demonstrated their reliability in various sectors, including medicine, education, entertainment and marketing, as well as the duplication industry.
"The PP-50 offers users great value for money as, while the output quality is very high, the cost of each finished disc is low. Depending on the printed image, one set of ink cartridges produces more than 1,000 fully-covered discs – and when a cartridge becomes empty, the PP-50 automatically stops to avoid mis-prints.”
Allowing unsupervised production runs with less risk of failure, Epson has drawn on its expertise in manufacturing robots to develop the patented AcuGrip robotic arm, which ensures that only one CD/DVD is grabbed at a time – even if they are stuck together. To ensure trouble-free operation for years to come, the PP-50 has a dust-proof body and minimal moving parts.
The PP-50 couldn’t be easier to use – it’s controlled from the front, and its LED system shows the ink level status for each individual colour. The included Total Disc Maker software is user-friendly too, with pre-defined templates and images, so users don’t need to be experts.
Giving users the flexibility to work in batches of different sizes, the PP-50’s dual 50-disc-capacity stackers can be utilised in two different ways. Users can load up to 50 discs of one type into the first stacker to be published as a single batch, and then delivered into the second stacker.
To produce smaller batches on-demand, users can load up to 50 discs into each of the two stackers – one stacker with CDs and the other with DVDs if desired – to burn and print in batches of up to 20. These smaller batches are then delivered into the 20-disc-capacity output container.
Enabling convenient installation on a shelf or desktop, the fully-stackable PP-50 has a compact footprint and measures only 38cm wide, making it one of the smallest disc publishers on the market.