Printable Blu-ray discs demonstrated at NAB

TDK today demonstrated the first printable versions of Blu-ray discs at the NAB tradeshow. Two different versions were shown - Rimage showed a thermal printable BD-R, while Primera had an inkjet printable at its booth.

Both versions are promised to deliver "colorful, high-resolution prints." The printable surface of the BD-Rs extends from the outside edge of the media all the way to the center hub for to enable a "highly professional appearance," according to Rimage and Primera.

TDK said that it will offer single-layer BD-R (write-once type) thermal and inkjet printable Blu-ray discs with a capacity of 25 GB in the third quarter of this year.