Is your Rimage Printer “End of Life?”

 

Have you been told your Rimage PrismPlus printer and/or duplicator is end of life (EOL) by Rimage?

What does end of life mean?

Maybe your printer/duplicator can’t be fixed, maybe spare parts are no longer available, maybe as a cost cutting measure they’ve eliminated anyone on staff that knows how to repair your Everest printer.

One thing we know for certain –  it means Rimage would like you to throw it away and buy a brand new one from them. They all have one thing in common, every one of the aforementioned excuses steer you towards costly capitol intensive purchases buying new and often unnecessary equipment.   The cost on these Rimage Producer systems are roughly equivalent to shiny new car.

Good thing there is no EOL in the vehicle segment I guess.  We think it’s outrageous to scrap perfectly good disc producers.  That’s why we’ve worked so hard to source replacement parts and train our employees so that we can extend the life of your equipment.

If you need help, then give Techware a call to go over our cost effective Rimage repair options. We fix Everest II, Everest III, Everest 600, PrismPlus, and full systems like the 3400, 5400n, 7100n, 8100n, Amigo, 7200n and 8200n on a daily basis.

 

Have you have been told by the manufacturer that they want to ensure you an excellent end user experience and then deny you any help at all with your current Rimage printer? Give us a shot and call 952-944-0083 or mike@techwaredist.com

Our goal is to show you real customer service and savings, period. After all, these Rimage machines are designed and made to run for 10 or more years. Let us help you with that.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Techware Fixes Rimage Gripper Mechanisms

Rimage System with Gripper Issue Fixed!Having issues with your Rimage Prism Autoprinter or 7100n/8100n failing to pick discs or dropping discs regularly?

Is your Rimage system’s problem getting worse? We can help.

Gripping issues can result from alignment being off with the printer or the input/output bin. The ribbon cable wearing out or being damaged can also cause issues. Ultimately the vast majority of Rimage picker issues are caused by the picking mechanism itself.

Techware specializes in repairing Rimage printers and hardware including pickers and grippers. Just recently a longtime customer sent us 5 bad grippers. We fixed all 5 and saved this customer over $2000 over the cost of new Rimage grippers ($700 each). Oftentimes grippers can be refurbished and keep right on humming along in production for years to come.  Sometimes they need to be replaced – we’ve got the experience to help you make that decision.

Rimage Gripper Parts

We can also help you out with spare CD/DVD and Blu-ray burners. Power supplies, main boards, print heads, and embedded PC modules. Almost all Rimage models ranging from the 2000i, 3400/5400n, 6100/7100n/8100n to the newer 72oon/8200n systems.

Keep your Rimage printers running longer, with less capital expenditure by calling us today.

Call (952) 944-0083 or email mike@techwaredist.com today.

Your Rimage Printer Help is Here!

Is your Rimage printer having issues? We can help!!Every day we get calls from customers looking for help with their Rimage disc publishers. Today we fielded a call from a customer with multiple Rimage thermal disc printers and duplicators that needed some attention. Their Prism Plus printers were only printing on half of the DVD surface and they needed the disc detect strip replaced.  They were also running into heat roller thermostat issues with an Everest II.  Finally their auto-loader and a 7100n CD duplicator needed a new flex cable and picker mechanism to correct disc picking issues from the input and output bins.

Mike, our dedicated Rimage service manager, listened to their needs and determined that they could benefit from some Rimage technical support,  potentially some repair services and that it might be a good idea to explore some cost effective  equipment upgrade options.

Mike has over 15 years helping our customers keep their operations up and their costs down utilizing certified pre-owned Rimage equipment. The customer was thrilled that they found an alternative Rimage system and printer support option.

Having similar Rimage issues? Give us a call and ask for Mike (952) 944-0083.

Microboards PF-Pro Discontinued

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Microboards PF-Pro Discontinued!The Microboards Pring Factory Pro (PF-Pro) has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Current users of the Microboards PF-Pro need not fear!! Techware will be supporting and repairing the PF-Pro for many years.

Ink, spare parts and full support will be available for many years.

The ink will still be produced by HP and is available through our online store. If you have any questions or concerns about the Microboards PF-Pro being discontinued, don’t hesitate to call us: 1.800.295.0083

Custom Printed Flash USB Drives Produced In House

Fast USB Flash printing

When you need USB drives printed fast, you need a vendor that stocks and prints USB flash drives in-house.  We don’t use brokers and we don’t rely on outsiders.  We stock, print and data load in our own facility, with 100% control of your USB  or flash drive project.

When deadlines are tight, don’t trust your project to someone that outsources or brokers your critical project.

Controlling 100% of the production in house means we can color print USB flash drives and load your data extremely fast.  Getting your USB job done Today!  That means your USB are in your hands sooner and most importantly – Done Right!

Just this morning a customer in a pinch was in need of getting 3 different logos printed on 55 USB jump drives each for a total of 165 color prints. This is how it went  down:

Same Day Flash drives

  • 9:35am – customer calls in a panic
  • 9:43am – customer emails artwork for the USB printing
  • 9:55am – Techware starts printing 165 flash drives
  • 10:20am – USB print only project complete
  • 10:25am – Courier called to get the USB sticks into customer’s hand by 11:30am

While competition talks up same day, quick turns or expedited service – we are already done and literally eating their lunch. Total time from customers first phone call to project completion 1 hour and 55 minutes.

When you need quality USB printing fast with our without data loading call the best – Techware Distribution @ 952.944.0083

 

Sony 3.5” 230mb MO Discs – Brand New

3.5” 230mb MO discsJust got in about 350 new EDM-230c magneto optical discs. All brand new and factory sealed. These rewritable discs are very popular in the medical, aviation and telecom fields. Keep Techware in mind for all of your MO discs needs. Nobody stocks or sells more MO disks than Techwaredist.com

Looking for other hard to find magneto-optical media, let us know.

Call us with any questions – (952) 944-0083

Rimage 5300n Disc Duplicator and Everest III Printer Repair

We just completed a repair of a Rimage Professional Series 5300n disc publisher and Everest 3 thermal printer for a local customer. The unit was dropped off yesterday morning and we completed the service today. Our turnaround times are fast, but can vary based on demand.

These 5300n machines are 5 to 8 years old now, but still very solid equipment for making CDs and DVDs.

Typical repairs for the 5300n consist of:

  • Thorough Cleaning
  • CD/DVD Drive Replacement
  • New HDD set
  • Picker adjustment/replacement
  • Front Panel replacement
  • Everest III or 600 printer updates and cleaning

We turned this repair in just 36 hours and the customer is picking up their Rimage duplicator today.

Call us @ (952) 944-0083 x13 if you need help with your Rimage 5100n or 5300n. We have tons of spare parts. If you plan on shipping a Rimage duplicator or printer into Techware for repair please use the original Rimage shipping boxes and inner packing foam.

Keep in mind Rimage moved to California and that Rimage no longer supports the 5300n or Everest III printers. We do, and we are far easier and more enjoyable to work with.

Primera Introduces New Bravo 4200 Series Disc Publishers

Primera has decided to go in an unorthodox direction with the new 4200 disc printer and producers lineup.  Where as the trend had been towards individual ink cartridges to save money on per print prices – Primera has decided to revisit single ink cartridges.

Bravo 4200 features the latest in inkjet printing technology from Funai Electric Company Ltd. Just one ink cartridge needs to be replaced instead of four tanks for CMYK, simplifying operation and on-going maintenance.

It’s an interesting play betting that IT admins and purchasing agents will pick simplicity over cost.  Of course we’ll keep our eyes and ears on the market and respond accordingly.

You can read more about the new printers here: www.finance.yahoo.com/news/primera-introduces-bravo-4200-series-130300908.html

We carry printing supplies from all the major manufacturers including: Epson, Primera, Microboards, Rimage and more. Combined with A grade CD and DVD from CMC, TY and others we are proud to provide rock solid disc publishing solutions to our customers.

One thing is for sure – if you need any type of disc printer or publisher or corresponding supplies –  at http://www.techwaredist.com and http://www.techwarestore.com we’ve got you covered.

Current State of MO Disks – Recertified

Lets talk about the current state of Magneto Optical Disks.  The product category has seen a tumultuous couple of years and now is as good a time as any to reflect.

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Backstory:

For the past 10+ years all Magneto Optical disks have been manufactured by two companies:  Sony & Mitsubishi Chemical (dba Verbatim).  All MO disks made and sold recently regardless of the brand have been OEM from either of those two companies.  Roughly 4-5 years ago Mitsubishi Chemical decided the market was no longer large enough to support and exited the category.  This drove up the price a bit because now Sony was the only manufacturer producing the product.   Roughly 1.5 years ago Sony announced that they too were exiting the category.  This left zero companies producing the much needed optical disks.

The supply dwindled – the price increased as available inventory dried up on a worldwide scale.  In some cases prices have increased 600% on certain capacities!!

Current Situation:

Lots of folks still rely on this media to back up and archive data in the Medical, Aviation, Telecommunication and Defense channels.  Many times they simply cannot update their systems to new archiving media.  Procuring new media for our customers that rely upon MO disks on the open market is frankly way to expensive and more often than not impossible.

With that in mind we decided to begin the process of sourcing and recertifying Magneto Optical Disks.  It makes perfect sense when you think about it.  Here is one of the most rugged, redundant forms of optical media that is capable of hundreds of thousands of read/write cycles that is honestly mostly used once and then stored for legal purposes.

How do we do it?

1.  We source disks from internal customers that have purchased disks from us or other vendors and whose data has exceeded it’s archival life.

2.  We ship/receive the parcels via certified methods with tamper resistant seals and check in each and every disk.

3.  Each disk is collected, categorized and inspected upon receipt for critical defects.

4.  Each categorized Magneto Optical Disk is then inspected by a second digital media expert with over 16 yrs experience, he removes the labels, inspects the ODSM (optical disk shutter mechanism) for functionality and cleans any ink from the disk itself.

5.  The disk is then degassed multiple times using a proprietary process that runs at the SCSI Dos level.

6.  A read/write test is performed to ensure functionality

7.  Magneto Optical Disk is inspected by the third and final person who passes the disk for final assembly.

8.  The MO Disk is packaged in a brand new cardboard sleeve and shrink wrapped.

9.  The Magneto Optical Disk has now been fully recertified and is cataloged/received into our ERP for future sales orders.

 

While these procedures do have costs associated with them and we are unable to provide pre-discontinued pricing, often times the prices of re-certified media are 1/2 to 1/3 of the cost of new sealed media.  They are 100% guaranteed to function the same as the new sealed stock.  We also offer a more lenient return policy on this media.

Currently we are only making this re-certfied media available to our current customers but keep your eyes peeled.  It will be making it’s debut on our website www.techwarestore.com and available to the general public shortly.

 Update!

Sony 2.3 re-certified MO Disk are now available for purchase on our website.