TDK LPCW-100 CD/DVD Label Printer


Review: TDK LPCW-100 CD/DVD Label Printer
Provided by: TDK Europe

The TDK company has been around for many years and everyone will have heard
of the company. TDK manufactures electronic components and recordable CD and DVD
media. TDK also manufactures optical products such as CD-RW and DVD-RW recorders
and since recently they have also added CD/DVD label printers to their product
range. In November 2002 TDK launched their first model, the LPCW-50. Roughly one
year later TDK announced the follow-up model of this CD/DVD label printer,
the LPCW-100.

Compared to the previous model the TDK LPCW-100 printer has a higher print
resolution (300dpi compared to 200dpi for the LPCW-50) and support for more
colours (five colours compared to four colours for the LPCW-50). Today, thanks
to TDK Europe, we’ll take a look at the LPCW-100 CD/DVD label printer. According
to the press
TDK Europe send out, the printer is incredibly easy to use and discs
will be printed with dry ink which should prevent smudging. We’ll of course test
if this is indeed the case.

Test Machine:

Before we get started we should mention the specifications of the computer
we’re using for the tests. Our test computer has the following specifications
and it’s running the Dutch Windows XP Professional SP1 operating


  • Motherboard: GigaByte GA-7VAXP
  • Processor: AMD AthlonXP 2100+ (1.74GHz)
  • RAM: 512MB (PC2700)
  • GFX: ASUS V8200 (GeForce 3 Ti200)
  • Hard Disks: Maxtor 40GB + Western Digital 120GB (both
On the next page of our review we’ll take a look at the
package and the specifications of the LPCW-100.