September 5, 2006 — Setting an astonishing new standard for disc
publishing, support for the Mac operating system has now been added
to the GX-1 Disc Publisher. Microboards Technology, the leading
manufacturer/distributor of disc duplication and publishing products,
has introduced a software package that revolutionizes disc printing
and recording on the Mac.

“Strong support for Mac users has been a longtime shortcoming in our
industry”, said John Westrum, Microboards’ Chief Technology Officer.
“The few solutions available in the market fell far short of user
expectations, so we worked hard to produce a more user-friendly
solution.” Among the unique capabilities in the new solution is the
ability to design labels in standard software applications. Users can
link virtually any file type to use as the label from the included
recording software for automated, integrated publishing and recording.

Besides its durability and good looks, the GX-1 disc publisher is
rapidly gaining attention for its output capabilities. Since its
launch, internal and third-party testing have confirmed that the GX-1
wins in its class for cost-per-disc in ink, speed of print and print
quality. “Microboards Technology is well-known in disc printing for
our low ink cost. But the distinct gains in print time and print
quality are so immediately and plainly visible with the GX-1, that
users are quickly convinced of its overall superiority in the
market,” says Westrum. “Graphics and text are distinct, clear and
crisp. And our print time is up to 40% faster when compared with
other desktop-type solutions.”

Microboards co-developed the Mac solution with Hewlett Packard, who
also provides the print engine to the GX-1 publisher. “HP continues
to be our most important partner in developing CD and DVD printing
solutions” says Westrum. “Their expertise in inkjet printing,
combined with our recording and dispensing patents, is resulting in
products that impress everyone, from end users to industry experts.

Gains in print time and quality come in part from utilizing a new
inkjet engine from HP, the improved handling of the disc under the
print head, and HP’s new Vivera inks, which deliver brightness and
durability for photo-quality printing.

More Information
Available immediately through authorized Microboards resellers, the
GX-1’s list price is $2,295. The GX-1 supports DVD and CD recording
at high speeds, and connects to the PC or Mac by USB 2.0. The GX-1
comes with a limited one-year warranty. More information, including
system requirements, is available on the Microboards website at

About Microboards
Microboards has been the industry leader in distribution and
development of CD Recordable technology systems since 1989. Other
historical highlights include the introduction of the first CD
recorders and media in the United States, as well as the introduction
of the first CD and DVD duplicators. Microboards Technology is
headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota with manufacturing facilities
in Salida California. Microboards Technology is represented
internationally by its offices in London, UK and Tokyo, Japan and by
authorized resellers around the world.