TDK and Rimage Announce Industry's First Thermal Printable Blu-ray Disc

Posted: 05/17/2006 2:19 pm

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MINNEAPOLIS- April 24, 2006 - Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq:RIMG - News), the world leader in disc publishing, and TDK, a world leader in digital recording solutions, today announced the release of the industry's first thermal printable Blu-ray disc. The discs are on display at TDK booth #C10741 and Rimage booth #SL1843 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24-27, 2006.

By combining Rimage's innovative direct-to-disc print technology with thermal printable Blu-ray discs from TDK, the two companies have created a powerful information storage medium that can hold up to 25 GB of critical data. Rimage's Everest(TM) thermal retransfer technology enables users to create permanent, colorful, high-resolution prints bonded directly to the surface of a CD or DVD. The resulting print is professional looking and virtually indestructible -- impervious to water, scratches and dirt.

TDK Blu-ray Discs provide breakthrough recording technology from the only media company that's a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc Association. 25GB single-layer recordable and rewritable discs enable massive data backups and the highest resolution HD recording. The new thermal printable Blu-ray discs enable users to print custom text and graphics directly on the label-side surface of the disc using the Rimage Everest printer.
This combination of the industry's top ranked media and the world's most powerful disc publishing systems will provide Blu-ray users with a robust, long-term medium for their data storage needs, said Manny Almeida, chief operating officer for Rimage. As the world leader in disc publishing, Rimage is the only company providing high-performance systems that meet the quality, quantity and customization requirements of critical publishing applications. Rimage's Producer systems combine the best in robotics, software and print technologies for networked, self-sustaining solutions. Leading organizations worldwide depend on Rimage for professional, custom CD/DVD production and 24/7 reliability.

Rimage Corporation ( is the world's leading provider of recordable CD and DVD publishing systems, which are used by businesses to produce discs with customized digital content on an on-demand basis. Rimage's publishing systems, which span the range from high to low CD/DVD production volumes, integrate robotics, software and surface label printers into a complete publishing solution. Rimage is focusing its CD/DVD publishing solutions on a set of vertical markets with special needs for customized, on-demand digital information: digital photography, medical imaging, financial institutions, business offices, and government.
About TDK

TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK - News) is a leading global electronics company based in Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronics and magnetics. The company today is a leader in the development of next-generation technologies such as Blu-ray Disc recording media, an optical disc ideally suited for high-definition video recording. TDK offers a full line of recordable DVD and CD media, digital camcorder tapes, professional data storage solutions and much more.