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Casio Introduces the World's First Label Printer to print on both CD/DVD and Labels.
 January 6, 2005
Contact: Lillian Ayala
HWH Public Relations
212-355-5049
layala@hwhpr.com

Cheryl Balbach
Casio, Inc.
973-361-5400
pr@casio.com

VISIT CASIO AT CES BOOTH # 9808

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CASIO INTRODUCES THE CW-L300 DISC TITLE PRINTER –
WORLD'S FIRST TO PRINT ON BOTH CD/DVDs AND LABELS
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LAS VEGAS, NV, January 6, 2005 – Casio, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced at the 2005 CES International Show that opened in Las Vegas today, the introduction of the CW-L300 Disc Title Printer, the first of its kind to print both direct to CD and DVD Discs as well as to individual labels. The easy-to-use CW-L300 combines Casio's leading label printer technology with its innovative disc printer capability in one does-it-all device. The CW-L300 will be on display at Casio's booth # 9808.

   

The CW-L300 is the perfect tool for small business or home office users who want professional applications for their filing and recording systems. This is a must-have printer for efficiency management control. It's also perfect for titling CDs and DVDs with digital music, images, video, or data. Organizing your business, digital photography and entertainment is now at the tip of your fingers, and couldn't be easier.

"Casio is renowned for its innovation and the new CW-L300 is just one more example as the first product of its kind to offer both label and direct printing to DVDs and CDs," said John Casey, general manager, Consumer Products Division. "The exploding popularity of DVDs and CDs as both entertainment and the storage medium of choice for home and business users makes Casio's CW-L300 a must have for anyone who wants to stay organized."

The CW-L300 features a QWERTY keyboard for stand-alone operation as well as a USB connection for easy hook-up to a PC. Casio's advanced Disc Title Printer prints directly on your CDs or DVDs without compromising the integrity of the discs, and you can also create tape labels for files and folders. Priced at $149.99, the CW-L300 will be available in March 2005.

The PC software includes five fonts, 4000 characters, 650 built-in characters, and is printable in 14 languages. The CW-L300 is a thermal printer with a print resolution of 200dpi/128 dot. The label printer prints up to 8 lines and a maximum of 225 entry characters. The disc printer also prints up to 8 lines but can print a maximum of 592 entry characters. A compact design, the CW-L300 weighs only 3.09 lbs. without battery.

The complete package includes: AC Adaptor (AD-21055), Ink ribbon cassette for disc print (TR-18BK), Tape Cartridge for label print (XR-18WE), Application CD-ROM, Sample CD-R, User Documentation in English and Spanish, USB Cable, and one Cartridge Adapter.

CW-L300: Specifications

Display LCD 96 x 64 dot
    12 digits x 4 lines
KEY Keyboard QWERTY
    # of keys 74
Power Battery AAx8 (Optional)
  AC Adaptor Included
  For memory CR2032 x1(built-in)
  Auto Power Off Yes (6min.)
Printer System Thermal Transfer
  Resolution 200dpi/128dot
Sound Beep Yes
  Low-Battery alarm Yes
Product Size Dimension 8.46" x 9.69" x 3.46"
  Weight Weight 3.09 lbs (without battery)
Print Style/Editing Built-in characters 650
  Logo 10
  Character Styles 5 Normal/Outline/Shadow/Raised/Bold
  Character Effects 4 Normal/Shade/Underline/Box
  Original Character 4 (48 x48 dot)
  Delete DEL/BS
  Insert/Overwrite Changeable
  Message Language 5, (English/Spanish/German/French/ Italian)
  Printable Language 14, English/Spanish/German/French/ Italian/ Portuguese/Dutch /Finnish/Swedish/ Danish/Norwegian/ Czech/Polish/Hungarian
  Copy/Paste Yes
  Font 5, SANS-SERIF, SANS-SERIF ITALIC,SANS-SERIF ROUNDED, ROMAN,ROMAN ITALIC
Label Print Tape 6/9/12/18/24mm
  Max. Print Height 16mm
  Max. Print Length 8m
  Max. Lines 8 lines
  Max. Entry Characters 255
  Sizes Max.40 sizes(18/24mm) + Auto Fit
(1x1 to 5x8)
  Print Speed 6.3mm/sec.
  Mirror Print Yes
  Proportional Yes
  Smoothing Yes
  Preview Yes
  Auto Cutter Full/Half (crack and peel)
  Margin Large/Medium/Small/None
  Multiple Print Max. 100 copies
  Barcode Print 7, EAN 8, EAN13, CODE39, CODABAR,ITF, UPC(A), UPC(E)
  Numbering Yes
  Frame 65
  Enlargement Print Max. 60mm height with 4 labels
  Memory 2000 Characters
  Phrase Memory 49 characters x 9
  Copy/Paste Memory 49 characters x 9
  PC Link Windows Only, Software & USB Cable Included
Disc Print Cartridge TR18BK/TR18RD/TR18BU/TR18SR/TR18GN
  Max. Print Height 16mm
  Max. Print Length 74mm
  Max. Lines 8 lines
  Max. Entry Characters 592
  Print Speed 9mm/sec. (Black)
  Font 5, SANS-SERIF, SANS-SERIF ITALIC,SANS-SERIF ROUNDED, ROMAN,ROMAN ITALIC
  Proportional Yes
  Smmothing Yes
  Preview Yes
  Memory 4000 characters
  Phrase Memory 49 characters x 9
  Copy/Paste Memory 49 characters x 9
  PC Link Windows Only, Software & USB Cable Included
Package   CW-L300, AC Adaptor (AD-2105S), Ink Ribbon cassette for disc print (TR-18BK), Tape cartridge for label print (XR-18WE), Application CD-ROM, Sample CD-R, User Documentation (English/Spanish), USB cable, Cartridge Adaptor

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Casio, Inc., markets calculators, business organizers, handheld personal computers, musical keyboards, digital cameras, portable color TVs, timepieces (wrist technology), cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio, the unexpected extra - for more information visit www.casio.com