Earlier this week, Rimage and TDK announced the industry's first thermal printable Blu-ray disc. Here's part of their press release:
Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq:RIMG - News), the world leader in disc publishing, and TDK, a world leader in digital recording solutions, today announced the release of the industry's first thermal printable Blu-ray disc. The discs are on display at TDK booth #C10741 and Rimage booth #SL1843 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24-27, 2006.
By combining Rimage's innovative direct-to-disc print technology with thermal printable Blu-ray discs from TDK, the two companies have created a powerful information storage medium that can hold up to 25 GB of critical data. Rimage's Everest(TM) thermal retransfer technology enables users to create permanent, colorful, high-resolution prints bonded directly to the surface of a CD or DVD. The resulting print is professional looking and virtually indestructible -- impervious to water, scratches and dirt.
No word on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, the entire press release can be found here.