Disc Makers Introduces the Forte – Lowest Priced Automated CD/DVD Duplicator in Marketplace

First sub $500 standalone automated duplicator burns 14 CDs per hour Forte to be unveiled at NAB

April 14, 2008, (Pennsauken, NJ) Disc Makers, the nation's leading manufacturer of CD and DVD duplicators and printers, is pleased to introduce the new Forte automated CD/DVD duplicator, a breakthrough in affordable home/office and studio disc publishing systems. The company is showcasing the Forte in its booth at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow in Las Vegas, April 14-17.

Backed by the most trusted name in disc publishing systems, the Forte is an easy-to-use standalone unit that does not require a computer. Priced at $499 MSRP, the Forte is the only automated duplicator in the world available for under $500.

"There is no other machine like the Forte, "said Tony van Veen, President of Disc Makers. "We designed it or customers looking for professional levels of quality and speed, but who have modest volume needs. The Forte delivers all that and more for under $500."

The Forte's 20x DVD±R/40x CD-R drive features an ample 25 disc input/output capacity, perfect for those small to medium sized duplication jobs. The machine boasts a 160 GB hard drive that stores up to 31 full size DVD images. Throughput is blazingly fast, with duplication rates of 7 DVDs, or 14 CDs per hour.

Its small footprint and quiet operation makes the machine suitable for any workspace size. Beneath the compact, space saving design, the Forte houses a rugged built-in fan for long lasting cool operation and professional grade robotics. Advanced control features offer users the option to duplicate CDs/DVDs in both single and multi master modes.

As with all Disc Makers' duplicators, the Forte comes with a standard one year warranty and the company's exclusive perfect fit guarantee – if this product doesn't fit your needs, Disc Makers will give you full credit towards one that does.

The Forte is being unveiled in the Disc Makers booth at NAB. Come see the Forte in action at booth #SL9708 in the South Hall 2 of the Convention Center. The Forte CD/DVD Duplicator is priced at $499 and is now available direct from Disc Makers at www.discmakers.com/duplicators/automated/ForteSpecs.asp.

To learn more about Disc Makers' complete line of duplication hardware, visit www.discmakers.com/duplicators.

About Disc Makers

In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.

Contact:
Steven Spatz
Chief Marketing Officer
sspatz@discmakers.com
1-800-468-9353