G4 Disc Publisher

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Churches, schools, sales and marketing departments, government offices, videographers, and recording studios alike will benefit from the ease, speed, affordability, and professional results derived from the G4 Disc Publisher.

Microboards’ latest innovation makes the process of producing professional CDs and DVDs in mid-to-high volumes effortless. Anyone can easily operate the device with its intuitive user interface. Set it up, walk away and the 50-disc capacity enables automatic unattended burning and printing of all your discs. DiscPlace Technology provides improved loading and reliability; and with easy disc alignment calibration, you can count on the G4 to meet your demands for reliable operation.

Fast throughput is no problem for the G4, which provides high-speed 24X DVD and 48X CD recording on virtually any type of disc, including Dual Layer and connects through a single USB cable. After recording, it can easily finish discs with superior disc printing capabilities. The process is fast and cost-effective--it’s a device that delivers discs with text and graphics in less than 20 seconds, and for just 25¢ per disc (full color, full coverage).

Overview

Part Numbers

Microboards Publishers all come with network software included. With PrintWrite 2 software, PC users can put the G4 Publisher on the network, and even share it across several departments, enabling professional disc publishing across the enterprise.

SureThing label design software enables users to create labels with a professional flair. And whether you’re printing full-color, full-coverage discs or light coverage with text-only, you’ll enjoy results of the highest quality. Our 4th-generation disc handling technology provides smooth, clean images; and HP inkjet technology, with consistently brilliant color—in text and images—on each and every disc.

A Blu-ray version of the G4 disc publisher is also available, with 8x recording speed.  The G4 Blu-ray version also records and prints DVDs and CDs.

 

Specifications
 G4 Disc Publisher
Part No.G4P-1000 (CD/DVD)
G4PBD-1000 (CD/DVD/Blu-ray)
Recorders1
Disc Input50
Typical Weekly Throughput250 Discs
Burn Speed24X DVD / 48X CD (8X Blu-ray Optional)
Ink CartridgesTwo Cartridges: CMY (V102C) and K (V101B)
Printing TechnologyHP thermal inkjet
Cost per DiscAbout 25 cents per disc (full-color, full-coverage)
Print ResolutionUp to 4800 dpi
Recording SoftwarePrintWrite (Mac)
PrintWrite 2 (PC)
VideoWrite (PC and Mac) Copy-protected DVD Authoring Software
Networkable (PC)
Label Design SoftwareSureThing (PC)
Disc Label (Mac)
Compatible Operating SystemsWin XP (32-bit), Win Vista, Win 7 (32, 64-bit), Mac OS 10.5-10.9 (Intel Chipset)
Minimum ProcessorIntel Core Duo 2 or equivalent (PC), Intel-based only (Mac)
Minimum RAM2 GB RAM required
Hard Drive Requirements20 GB or more free hard drive space for CD/DVD jobs.
50 GB or more free hard drive space for Blu-ray jobs.
Second hard drive recommended for storage of disc images.
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Weight28 lbs.
Dimensions7.5" H x 19" D x 19.5" W

Video

Manuals

Documentation includes Quick Reference Guides & User Manuals

PDF file iconPDF Spec Sheet: 155kb
Windows
PDF file icon G4P Documents for PC with PrintWrite 2
Mac
PDF file icon G4P Documents for Mac with PrintWrite
Accessories

Ink Cartridges (2)

CX Color Ink

CX Black

Color (CMY)
V102C

Black
V101B

VideoWrite USB Key

Microboards VideoWrite Dongle

Available with
100, 500, 1000, or
5000 Disc Credits
>> Learn More.

Software

Now with Mac, Windows 7 and 64-bit support!

VideoWrite
What is your DVD video worth? Microboards VideoWrite will help you protect it. VideoWrite is a new, easy-to-use, highly secure method for applying copy protection to DVD Videos produced on Microboards disc publishers. >> Learn More.
Windows
Windows logoPrintWrite 2 software tabPrintWrite 2
PrintWrite 2 disc publishing software (screenshot at right) brings all current Microboards disc publishers to life with ingenious new features, a simplified one-screen interface, and networking capabilities. Designed by Microboards engineers specifically for use with the G3, CX-1, MX-1, and MX-2 Disc Publishers. >> Learn More.Full installer includes all software and drivers necessary to install and operate your Microboards Disc PublisherDownload: G4 Publisher Installer with PrintWrite
Windows logoG4 Publisher Printer DriverDownload: Disc Printer Installer (Windows) (Version 1.1.4 | Size: 14.9 MB)Windows Support: XP / Vista / 7 (32 & 64-bit) | Release Date: 3/26/2010Windows 8 user? Click here for instructions
  
Windows logoMicroboards Automation DriverDownload: For Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista 32-bit (Version: 6.1 | Size: 3.3 MB)For Windows Vista 64-bit (Version 5.4.0 | Size: 3 MB)Windows 8 user? Click here for instructions
  
Windows logoSureThing Label DesignerDesign disc labels by adding backgrounds, pictures, and text. Print directly from SureThing or use with PrintWrite for full publishing needs. Comes standard with all disc publishers and disc printers.

SureThing 5 CD/DVD Labeler Software

Download: English Version with Multi-Language Support
(Spanish, German, French, Chinese) (Version: 5.2.685 | Release Date: 6/4/2013 | Size: 36.7 MB)

Mac
Apple logoPrintWrite (Mac)PrintWrite Mac was designed specifically by Microboards to bring full-fledged disc publishing to a hungry Mac market. The dashboard-style view gives a detailed overview of everything currently happening—job status, job list, system status, ink levels, and more, making it easy to monitor and navigate. All jobs can be saved and retrieved for future use. >> Learn More.
Apple logoG4 Printer DriverDownload: Disc Printer Installer (Mac) (Version 2.1 | Size: 39.8 MB)Mac Support: OS 10.6 - 10.9 | Release Date: 4/15/2010
Apple logoMicroboards Automation Driver (For use with Printwrite Mac on all publisher models)Download: 32-bit Driver | Supports All 32-bit Intel Mac OSx versions 10.5 through 10.864-bit Driver | Supports 64-bit Intel Mac OSx versions 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8- Install both versions if unsure which bit version of the OSx is enabled
Apple logoDisc Label from Smile SoftwareLike SureThing for the PC, Disc Label is the Mac label design software that comes standard with all Microboards disc publishers and disc printers.Download: Smilesoft Disclabel Label Design Software (Version: 6.3.1)
- Quick reference guideMac Templates - for use in Adobe and other image software (.eps format)
Warranty

Microboards MicroCare Warranty
MicroCare from Microboards offers the added insurance for your Microboards product in the event of a hardware failure. should a problem arise, we want you to take comfort in knowing you can have a new unit up and running in 48 hours. By purchasing a MicroCare Rapid Replacement contract, you are guaranteed superb service, and in the event of a return-to-factory repair, we will cross-ship you a new or like-new replacement unit so that you will be up and running within 48 hours, saving you time and preventing loss of profit.

Microboards Extended Warranty
Beyond the initial one year parts and labor warranty Microboards offers an additional 1 and 2 years of depot warranty giving you up to three years of protection. If problems arise, send your unit back to Microboards for repair and Microboards will cover the cost to repair your system and the return shipping. One year or two year extended warranties are available within 30 days from original purchase of Microboards products.

Standard Warranty
All Microboards products feature a one year parts and labor warranty for service performed at depot. Learn More >>

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