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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #1
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Has anyone got Primera Bravo II Disk Publisher? http://cdrecordingsoftware.com/bravo2dvd.html
I would like to buy at a reasonable price a DVD copier with printing facilities as well. Is there any other model that you know?

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Old October 7th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #2
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Hi Stelios

I have a Bravo II disc publisher. It's brilliant!

Hope this helps

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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Graham. So is it reliable enough to leave it alone to do the job without you being there? How often do you change cartridges?

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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #4
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Hi Stelios

I've produced about 5,000 discs in total - a combination of CD and DVD.

The Bravo is connected to a dedicated PC so it doesn't affect workflow, which makes it easier. I can just set a job going and come back to it when complete.

I work from home, and regularly leave it running overnight. There are 2 modes you can use - one produces 25 discs in a batch, the other 50 - I tend to use the '25' mode, as it avoids the discs being ejected from the front (i haven;t got the optionsal bin to attach to the front).

I've found it very reliable and will even handle bad discs without aborting the job though I use Sony printables which are very good, so it's rare I get bad discs.

Regarding cartridges, it obviosly depends on what you print! Most of my stuff is a simple logo and black text and I've probably got through 3 black and 3 colour cartridges for the 5,000 discs. You would use many more if you were printing full colour. However, the cartridge cost is high and I haven't tried using non-Primera versions although I've recently got a refilling kit from River Pro Audio so I'm going to have a go at that!

I use the Bravo for jobs up to about 200 discs - above that and I'll get them duplicated or mastered. The best bit is when a client says "can I have 20 more DVDs" and you hit one or two buttons and they're done!

I was slightly wary of anything robotic as I thought it may be unreliable, but so far all has been fine! (about 3 years)

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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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Hi Graham

Thanks for all the information you gave me. I see that I can get it from B&H for $1750 but the shipping cost to Cyprus is rather high (UPS Worldwide Saver is $340). I also saw it in ebay for about $1145! but I couldn't get the seller to give me a price for shipping. Anyway I will see what I can do and raise the money.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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Hi Stelios,

I have the Bravo II and have made 1500 DVD's all with color color labels and not a single problem. Color cartridges last about 250 disk and black last about 500. I use Primera cartridges and disk. Would be nice to buy cheaper but their quality is excellent. Also my biggest job has been 300 and that was not a problem.

As Graham said a dedicated PC is a great way to go.
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