Reviews and Problems with Primera Bravo SE Disc Publisher
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Works well, but needs calibration
Ken, B&H Photo
9 May 2012
Excerpt: My unit burns disks well and prints as well as my epson ink jet printers. The one problem i ran into was that the picker had trouble picking up disks from the bin, printer, and recorder. I had to experiment with different calibration values to get it to pick consistently. now everythings works fine, and it is so nice to not have to burn disks one at a time and print them one at a time.
Excerpt: Using in our church to mass copy and print music, videos, sermons, etc. Saving 50% of time then copying DVDs and then printing as a second process. The Bravo SE is dependable and we can queue the job and walk away. Almost always processing after hours. We need to review how much ink we are using.
Pros: Consistent Burns, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Quiet, Runs Cool
Excerpt: Publisher gave me a little trouble installing the ink. I wasn't impressed with the initial printing which was a full color disc, however, I went with a simpler design using less ink and it looks fantastic! The Mac software is a little confusing and crashed a few times but I eventually got it to work alright.
Excerpt: Quick and easy to set up, I was able to immediately duplicate and print discs. The single drive causes longer turn around, but the reliability makes it worthwhile. After the bad experience with my Rimage 2000i, this is a breath of fresh air.
Excerpt: About a year ago I had the option of going with Bravo SE or with the Aleratec Roboracer and I chose the Roboracer because it allowed for a higher capacity of discs and it used lightscribe for labeling. Well one year, 50 or so delayed projects and countless ruined discs later, I gave up on my Roboracer and have discovered the pure simple joy of a product that works the way it is supposed to. No jammed discs, beautifully printed labels, and easy to use too.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Reliable
Excerpt: [...] Fortunately I had a couple of cups of coffee before starting, and it was good I did due to some setup gliches in the install programs.After unpacking the unit, but before setting it up you will need to install the device drivers and programs that come with the unit. In my case I'm on a current release of Windows 7. I ran the setup program from an USB attached CD/DVD recorder that I commonly use for making masters.
Pros: Easy to use software, Highly Compatible, No handholding required, Quiet, Reliable, Simple to operate
Summary: Good Value. Software lacking. Prints Great. The software we use is for the Mac and it seems archaic compared to other Apple software. The actual printer prints quite nicely & very quickly compared to the Epson R220 single disc printers we were using.
Excerpt: I have a monthly need to create 20-40 DVDs (and CDs) in a batch for my photography business, plus the more-often need for smaller 3-5 copy batches. The Bravo SE works great for both these cases -- create the master version, design a label, pop a stack of discs in the duplicator, click a few buttons and walk away. Before, I made one copy at a time on a spare computer and hand-fed the DVDs into a printer for the labeling.