Prism III™ Thermal Printer


Thermal Technology Is Your Solution

Rimage’s exclusive thermal transfer technology is designed specifically for your CD printing. Whatever your application, there is a Rimage printer solution that will print your CDs faster, sharper, and more reliably than any other technology.




Product Features
On-demand printing at unprecedented speed
• Production quality on all standard media
• Indelible process requires no drying time
• Rugged durability for 24-hour, 7-day use
• Full custom design capabilities
• Economical production costs

Prism III™ Technical Specifications
Printing Method Direct thermal transfer line printing
Printing Rate .65 inches/Second @ 300 x 300 dpi, Typical.45 inches/Second @ 300 x 600 dpi, Typical
Print Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
300 x 600 dpi
Ribbon Color 3-color (CMY) panel ribbon-500 images per ribbon
Monochrome (red or black) ribbon-2,100 full CD images, or greater than 40,000* with ribbon saver.
Throughput 100% coverage @ 300 x 300 dpi Including Drawer Cycle Time< 10 seconds for single color < 18 seconds for two color < 27 seconds for three color
Media Types 120mm CD, CD-R, and DVD-R media80mm round/business card media58, 61, and 63mm business card media with optional tray inserts
Special Features Ribbon Saver – Reduces ribbon waste by using only the amount needed for printing, lowering printing cost and maximizing throughput.Printhead Integrity Check – Automatically tests the printhead printing elements ensuring high quality images.

Ribbon Validation – Monitors ribbon usage andindicates when ribbon capacity is running low.

Prism Plus! – New printing algorithm allows for alower printstrobe setting, extending printhead life.

Cleaning Mode – Allows you to quickly clean theentire printhead surface using the Prism cleaning pad.

Effective Print Area 115 mm (4.5 inches) when printing to 120mm media
Physical Dimensions:6.3″H x 8.5″W x 14.0″D(160 mm x 215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)
Weight: 20
lbs. (9.07 kg)
Interface USB 2.0
Relative Humidity 30%-80% non-condensing
Power 100-240 VAC50/60 Hz1.10-0.55 Amps auto ranging
Operating Temperature 60° F to 90° F (15.5° C to 32° C)
Label Editor Software CD Designer for Windows included
Operating Systems Windows: XP Professional 32 Bit
Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Windows Vista Business, Ent, Ult SP2 (32-bit)
System Requirements Pentium or Greater with minimum 16MB RAM
Certifications Emissions:FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B
EN 60950, UL1950, c-UL1950
Conformance Marks:
Warranty 1 Year
Service Options Various Rimage Service Programs are available. Contact your local Rimage Service Representative for details


Prism III Thermal CD Printer

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions that we hear most often from people
interested in purchasing the Prism Plus!™ CD Printer, a proven method
for custom labeling that prints high-resolution text and graphics directly on the surface of your CD-R or CD-ROM.What types of media can the CD Printer print on?
The CD Printer, which uses thermal transfer technology, has the best
results on smooth media that is neither porous nor ink jet printable. The best media are lacquer and thermal white coated.What kind of maintenance does the printer require?
Maintenance is generally limited to replacing the print ribbon and
cleaning the print head with each new ribbon. The print head generally needs to be replaced every 10,000 full cd printings. What print ribbon do I use for lacquer, matte, or white-coated media?
All of our print ribbons are multi-purpose. All you need to do is select the color.What ribbon colors are available?

  • Single-Color Ribbons: (The lowest cost printing solution)- Our standard single colors are Black & Red. Other single
    colors are available upon request (minimum quantities
    are required)
  • Two-Color Ribbons: (Economical spot color solution- Red & Black, Green & Black, or Blue & Black
  • Three-Color Ribbons: (For full color printing)

How many CDs can I print per ribbon?

Approximately 2,100 to 40,000 CDs per single-color ribbon. The quantity will vary according to the size of what you are printing (because of the ribbon saving feature) on the CD, and whether you have selected single-pass or double-pass printing.

What is the warranty on the printer?

There is a 1 year warranty for standalone printers that includes depot repair, and the repair or replacement of any defective non-consumable parts. Upgrade to one year or a Rapid Exchange warranty. Call Rimage for pricing and details.

What software programs are available to print labels?

Rimage’s CD Designer is provided with the CD Printer and is designed specifically for creating label images. Also, the CD Printer Driver allows you to print labels that you create with any of your existing graphic applications.

Does the printer work with a Unix, Macintosh, or IBM compatible?

Rimage supports Windows.


Rimage Standalone Printers

333-3334 Rimage PRISM III CD/DVD Standalone Printer ………………………………………….. $6,376


Rimage Support Files

Tech Support Docs, Files/Firmware:


Rimage Producer – Align Gripper –

Rimage Professional – Clean Lift Arm Shaft –

Rimage 5400N Test #2 – Cycle Diagnostic –

Rimage 3400/5400 – Check Mailbox Slide –

Rimage Prism Printer Clean Printhead –

Rimage 7100 Printer Alignment –

Rimage 7100 Align Carousel –

Rimage 7100 Adjust Gripper –

Rimage 7100 Test #3 –


Prism Plus Printer prints black lines randomly – Click this link for Firmware Fix

How to Align Print Margins on Rimage Prism Printers

How to Install New PrintHead in Prism Printers

Prism – How to print on disc hub


Clean- How To Clean Everest Printer (Manually)

Clean – How To Clean Everest Print Head (Using Ribbon Leader)

Everest II – Printed DVD Discs have bubbling on recording side – How to Fix.

Everest II Print Driver (Win XP Only)

Everest III Print Driver – Instructions how to install driver w/o printer on system

Rimage Everest CMYW Label Sample (with Silver Knockouts)

How to install replacement Everest Printer on Producer systems

Everest templates for Illustrator and Photoshop


XP Pro SP1 FireWire Fix – Download and execute this file to fix FireWire Drives not being recognized in XP.

“Corrupt License File” – Download this file, install and then reactivate

GemUtil update for 7.X Producer Software

Latest CD Rec Driver

Rimage 8.1 API Manuals


AutoPrinter does not respond to Print Jobs or Buttons Pressed – How To Fix.

Loader Firmware will not update via Production Server or GemUtils – Use GemFlash

Amigo, AutoStar, Protege & Prism Printer Diagnostics & Error Codes

How to Align Gripper to Carousel after changing pick arm