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TDK Introduces PrintOn Recordable DVD Media Line

Enabling customers to print crisp graphics and text directly on the disc (August 16, 2004)

TDK, a world leader in digital recording and playback solutions, on August 16 announced the introduction of its PrintOn recordable DVD media line. The progressive new media products enable customers to personalize every aspect of a disc by printing colorful, eye-catching images, text and graphics directly on the DVD surface itself. Available in three products that are all formulated specifically for direct-on-disc printing, PrintOn recordable DVD media offers customers an attractive personal alternative to labeling kits and hand labeling. TDK PrintOn DVD media is designed for use with compatible inkjet printers, such as Epson Stylus disc-printable models.

Chris Bailey, TDK Director of Recording Media, noted, "In a relatively short period of time, DVD has become a mainstream recording format for home and business applications. Although today's customers rely on DVD media to store important data and cherished memories, they haven't - until now - had an opportunity to create discs that have a fully finished, totally professional appearance." He continued: "By giving customers the ability to easily create DVDs that equal the appearance of professionally produced discs, the new PrintOn DVD line blurs the distinction between discs that were inexpensively recorded at home and those that were created with large production budgets."



Three Exciting PrintOn DVD Products Provide Versatile Recording Options

To satisfy a broad customer base, TDK will offer three PrintOn DVD products - PrintOn DVD Photo Quality, PrintOn DVD White Matte, and PrintOn DVD Color Matte. All three products will be available in both DVD+R and DVD-R formats, in a variety of pack configurations, including spindles and DVD-style movie cases. The flagship product, PrintOn DVD Photo Quality, incorporates a high gloss, inkjet-ready surface that enables printing high-resolution, color-accurate images and graphics on the disc. With PrintOn DVD Photo Quality, reproduction of image files captured by today's high-megapixel digital cameras is literally picture-perfect, and text, such as DVD chapter names, also comes out looking crisp and clear on the disc surface.

PrintOn DVD White Matte is ideally suited for a variety of applications ranging from the distribution of corporate reports to sharing birthday videos and photos. Featuring a white matte, inkjet ready finish, PrintOn DVD White Matte gives images printed on the disc surface a softer, classic appearance. Text has a professional look and is highly legible even when printed in a small font.

PrintOn DVD Color Matte also has a matte, inkjet ready finish, but adds a colorful twist. Each disc's printable surface is tinted in one color - red, blue, green, gold or silver. Printed images and text take on a distinctive, fun look, but still retain their professionally-printed quality. PrintOn DVD Color Matte discs are a great way to spice up basic label designs without any extra effort.

Best of all, TDK's new PrintOn DVD discs are manufactured to Certified Plus quality standards, ensuring that discs will have the highest degree of data integrity - along with great looks.

TDK PrintOn recordable DVD media will be available in fall 2004. Estimated street prices are as follows: PrintOn DVD Photo Quality, $19.99 5-pack; PrintOn DVD White Matte, $9.99 5-pack; and PrintOn DVD Color Matte, $9.99 5-pack.


About TDK
TDK Corporation (NYSE: TDK) 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 world leader in digital audio and video recording solutions. Its line of Indi DVD and veloCD burners, MOJO portable audio players, and accessories represents today's most advanced thinking in high-tech lifestyle electronics. In addition, TDK is a world leader in advanced optical recording media with a full line of CD-R, CD-RW, and recordable/rewritable DVD discs, including the exclusive Armor Plated DVD, discs that are up to 100x more scratch resistant than standard DVD media.

For more information visit www.tdk.com.


 


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