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Ezra HillerMicroboards G3 vs. Primera Bravo
by on May 10, 2012 at 2:12:23 pm

Looking at both of these units (capacity 50 discs).
Mostly black and white label printing (text) and runs of 25-50.

Do you use a duplicator tower and just use the Bravo for printing?

Some recommend just get the print only versions and a seperate stand alone duplicator tower as it may work out to a few dollars more, but will be faster, but as I am not necessarily looking for the fastest unit, but the most reliable and set it and (hope to) forget it method.


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Brent DunnRe: Microboards G3 vs. Primera Bravo
by on May 10, 2012 at 3:48:16 pm

I use the Bravo Pro II. It's an older machine. Works great, but I have to buy their propriety ink cartridges, which are way over priced at $45 each.

Their new printers use Lexmark CMYK separate cartridges. I'm guessing you can go buy Lexmark cartridges at your local ink store, but I would call or email them first to confirm this.

Primera makes great machines. I also rarely do runs over 25 - 50.

I personally like having it in one machine. I just drop in the discs, start the machine, and go about my business....or to bed.

With a tower, you have to manually load the disc after each burn. It's faster if you are going to be in the room the whole time.

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Ezra HillerRe: Microboards G3 vs. Primera Bravo
by on May 10, 2012 at 4:05:03 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes. Set and forget is ideal for me ... right now. Perhaps I will add a tower at a later date.

It seems that there are many Primera users out there :-)
It looks like the Microboards printer uses a conveyer belt method instead of the robotic arm and was hoping for some feedback on its reliability/quality.


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