Rimage Everest III
Fast. Versatile. Efficient.
Rimage stand-alone printing systems offer unmatched production flexibility
in a wide range of applications.
Everest color printing.
Tough never looked
better. Everest thermal retransfer printing process first prints to a
multi-layer clear film which is then permanently fused on to the disc
surface. In less than a minute, this unique printing process produces
sharper images with greater detail, on media you can rely on.
Remarkable print resolution. You can see the difference. Everest
technology offers higher print resolution than silk-screen printing – even
higher than typical magazine printing. And printed images are permanent. Now
you can print discs at the same level of image quality as printed packaging
and support materials.
Edge-to-edge printing. Everest Technology enables you to print from
disc edge to disc edge and on the hub so you can design imagery to take full
advantage of the entire surface area.
Unprecedented durability. When you print with Everest Technology, the
result is high-resolution surface imagery that is UV protected,
scratch-proof, fade-resistant, waterproof and virtually indestructible
throughout the life of the disc.
Remarkable speed. In less than one minute, you can produce colorful,
professional quality, permanent printed discs. The advanced look-ahead
capability in the Rimage publishing systems allows the Everest printer to
perform at full speed continuously.
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 graphics and design 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 silk-screen!
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.