Microboards CX-1 Disc Publisher

CX1 Disc Publisher

Producing high-quality, professionally finished CDs and DVDs is fast, affordable, and simple with the Microboards CX-1 Disc Publisher. Proven to meet your mid-to-high volume disc publishing needs, this tool provides high-speed, high-quality disc recording and printing capabilities. Featuring 8X Blu-ray, 24X DVD, and 48X CD recording, the CX-1 Disc Publisher can burn and print virtually any disc format, including Dual Layer, in just seconds (or minutes, call for exact time). Utilizing Microboards PrintWrite2, the CX-1 offers networking capabilities allowing users to easily operate and manage their prints remotely.  The intuitive interface makes for easy operation; and the100-disc capacity enables unattended burning and printing. Simply set it up, walk away, and get on with business while the CX-1 does the work for you. You’ll enjoy great-looking results with proven HP inkjet technology with 4800-dpi resolution, delivers brilliant color disc after disc after disc.



New! Now available in ISO Long-Term Archival configuration.


Part Numbers
CD/DVD Version: CX1-1000
Blu-ray Version: CX1BD-1000

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 CX-1 Disc Publisher. This product, from Microboards Technology, makes the process of producing professionally finished CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs HD in mid-to-high volumes nearly effortless. Anyone, even novice users, can easily operate the device, thanks to an intuitive user interface. Set it up, walk away and the 100-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 CX-1 Disc Publisher to meet your demands for reliable, no-nonsense operation.

Fast throughput is no problem for this device, which provides high-speed 8X Blu-ray, 24X DVD, and 48X CD recording on virtually any type of disc, including Dual Layer and connects through a single USB cable.

After recording, you can easily finish your discs with superior disc printing capabilities. The process is fast and cost-effective with a device that delivers discs with both text and graphics in less than 20 seconds and for only 25 cents per disc (full color, full coverage). SureThing label design software enables you 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.

Take your efforts to the next level with Microboards innovation, and our service and support technicians who are always available—if or when you need them.

 CX-1 Disc Publisher
Part No. CX1-1000
Recorders 1
Disc Input 100
Typical Weekly Throughput 100-250 Discs
Burn Speed 8X Blu-ray / 24X DVD / 48X CD
Ink Cartridges Two Cartridges: CMY (V102C) and K (V101B)
Printing Technology HP thermal inkjet
Cost per Disc About 25 cents per disc (full-color, full-coverage)
Print Resolution 4800 dpi
Recording Software PrintWrite (Mac)
PrintWrite 2 (PC)
Label Design Software SureThing (PC)
Disc Label (Mac)
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP (32-bit only)
Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 (Intel Chipset only)
*Requires DiscLabel software for printing

Minimum Processor Intel Core2Duo or equivalent (PC)
Intel processor only (Mac)
Minimum RAM 2 GB RAM required
Hard Drive Requirements 20 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.
Connectivity USB 2.0
Weight 39 lbs. (17.7kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 20" x 9" x 18" (50.8cm x 22.9cm x 45.7cm) (Add 2"/5.1cm H with input rods installed and 5"/12.7cm to D with output bin installed)

Documentation includes Quick Reference Guides & User Manuals

PDF file icon CX-1 Disc Publisher Brochure
Zip file icon Documents for CX-1 with PrintWrite software
Zip file icon Documents for CX-1 with Zulu software
Zip file icon Documentation for Mac

Ink Cartridges (2)

CX Color Ink

CX Black

Color (CMY)


VideoWrite USB Key

Microboards VideoWrite Dongle

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


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

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.
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PrintWrite 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 Publisher

Download: CX-1 Publisher Installer with PrintWrite

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CX-1 Publisher Printer Driver

Download: CX-1 Publisher Printer Driver (displayed as Microboards PF-3 in Windows)

Windows Support: XP / Vista / 7 (32 & 64-bit) Size: 15 MB | Release Date: 3/26/2010

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Microboards Automation Driver

Download: 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)

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SureThing Label Designer

Design 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: Standard - English (Version: 5.2.640.0 | Size: 15 MB)

Multilanguage - additional language support for Spanish, German, French, & Chinese Version: 5.2.640.1 | Size: 36 MB

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PrintWrite (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.

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CX-1 Printer Driver

Download: CX-1 Printer Driver(displayed as Microboards PF-3 in Print & Fax)

Mac Support: OS 10.5, 10.6 & 10.7, Size: 19.8 MB | Release Date: 4/15/2010

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Microboards 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 10.7

64-bit Driver | Supports 64-bit Intel Mac OSx versions 10.6 & 10.7

- Install both versions if unsure which bit version of the OSx is enabled

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Disc Label from Smile Software

Like 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 guide

Mac Templates - for use in Adobe and other image software (.eps format)



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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