Microboards MX Disc Publisher

MX1 Disc Publisher

High-volume disc publishing requires a solution that’s up to the task and that you can trust. Fortunately, the Microboards MX series delivers the ease, reliability, and professional quality you’re seeking in a solution that’s extremely fast and cost-effective as well. The MX-1 Disc Publisher utilizes the latest in HP inkjet technology, with HP Vivera inks and outstanding 4800-dpi resolution, to deliver high-quality, professionally finished CDs and DVDs that look truly amazing. Utilizing Microboards PrintWrite2, the MX offers networking capabilities allowing users to easily operate and manage their prints remotely. Separate C, M, Y, K high-capacity ink cartridges mean less waste and a much lower cost per disc—at 11 to 18 cents for a typical full-coverage print and as low as 2 cents for light, text-only coverage.

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

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When it comes to disc production in high volumes, the Microboards MX series is hard to beat in terms of speed, ease, quality, reliability, and cost. At a cost per disc of only 11 to 18 cents for a typical full-coverage print and as low as 2 cents for light, text-only coverage, you can produce professionally finished CDs and DVDs for a lot less than it would cost to outsource production. You get the same or better quality with a solution built on proven HP inkjet technology, including vibrant HP Vivera inks and the highest (4800 x 1200 dpi) resolution. And our 4th generation disc handling technology reduces vibrations during the printing process, so you’re assured smooth, clean text and images on finished discs.

A 100-disc capacity and throughput of over 500 discs per week (for the MX-2) mean you can effortlessly produce discs in mass quantities. Simply set up your project and walk away; the MX/PF-Pro series, with Microboards’ enhanced automation for reliable loading and unloading of discs, handles the rest.

The MX/PF-Pro series includes the MX-1 Disc Publishers , with one high-speed 20X DVD/48X CD recorder, enabling you to record or copy virtually any disc format, including Dual Layer. Also included in the series is the autoprinter-only version, the PF-Pro High Volume Printer , which utilizes the MX's powerful print engine.

Blu-ray versions of the MX disc publishers are also available, with 8x recording speed.  The MX Blu-ray versions also record and print DVDs and CDs.


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Disc Input
Typical Weekly Throughput
250+ discs
Burn Speed
24X DVD/48X CD/8X Blu-ray
Ink Cartridges
Separate C, M, Y, K
Printing Technology
HP thermal inkjet
Cost per Disc
11 to 18 cents (full color, full coverage)
Print Resolution
4800 dpi
Recording Software
PrintWrite (PC and Mac)
Label Design Software
SureThing (PC)
Disc Label (Mac)
Compatible Operating Systems (PC)
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Compatible Operating Systems (Mac)
OS 10.5 - 10.9
(Intel chipset only)
*Requires DiscLabel software for printing
Minimum Processor (PC)
Intel Core2Duo or equivalent
Minimum Processor (Mac)
Intel Processor Only
Minimum RAM
2 GB 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.
USB 2.0
43 lbs.
9" H x 22" D x 22" W (14" H with input rods installed)
Power Requirements

60/50 Hz
90W max


Documentation includes Quick Reference Guides & User Manuals

PDF file icon MX1 Disc Publisher
Zip file icon Documents for MX with PrintWrite 2 software
Zip file icon Documents for MX with Zulu software
Zip file icon Documents for MX with PrintWrite software
Zip file icon Documents for MX with Discribe software

Ink Cartridges


VideoWrite USB Key

MX Inks

MX Series Printheads

Microboards VideoWrite Dongle




Available with
100, 500, 1000, or
5000 Disc Credits
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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.
Windows logo 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, and MX-1 Disc Publishers. >> Learn More.Full installer includes all software and drivers necessary to install and operate your Microboards Disc PublisherDownload: MX Publisher Installer with PrintWrite
Windows logo MX Publisher Printer DriverDownload: MX Publisher Printer Driver (displayed as Microboards PF-Pro in Windows)Windows Support: XP / Vista / 7 (32 & 64-bit) Size: 15 MB | Release Date: 3/26/2010Windows 8 user? Click here for instructions
Windows logo Microboards 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 logo SureThing 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)

Apple logo 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.
Apple logo MX Series Printer DriverDownload: MX Series Printer Driver Mac Support: OS 10.6 - 10.9 Size: 19.8 MB | Release Date: 4/15/2010* Requires DiscLabel or 3rd party graphics software for Printing
Apple logo 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 10.764-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 logo Disc 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)



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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