Primera DP-4102 Disc Publisher review

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Primera doesn’t mince its words when it comes to its DP-4100 disc publishers: it claims they are the fastest in the world for their class. Part of a large range of different models, the DP-4102 on review comes with two DVD-RW drives and two input bins for a total capacity of 100 discs.

It has no network port, instead designed to be accessed locally via a USB connection. We found setup on a Windows 7 host system a simple affair. A wizard loads the drivers and tells you when to fill up the disc bins and connect the USB cable. It runs through some pre-flight checks to confirm the printer and robotics are ready for lift-off, and then loads Primera’s PTPublisher and SureThing label design software.

Primera DP-4102 Disc Publisher

The appliance offers two modes, depending on how many discs you want for a publishing run. Normally, the right-hand bin is used to store up to fifty blanks, and the left-hand bin takes the published discs. Selecting the Kiosk mode from PTPubisher turns both into input bins. The centre slot becomes the output point, and Primera includes a metal support and 100-disc output bin that slots underneath the chassis and hangs from the desk edge.

Kiosk mode also allows you to put CD blanks in one input bin and DVDs in the other, and choose a source during the publishing process. Primera claims this makes the DP-4102 unique.

PTPublisher provides an extensive set of disc publishing tools, presented in well designed interface. Projects are used to store job details and you can create them for burning audio, video, data and disk images, copying discs or just printing them.

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