Rimage Unveils Breakthrough CD-R/DVD-R Color Surface Printer;

 Offset Quality Color Printing of New Everest Printer 
Expected to Open Significant Market Opportunities  
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers  
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2001--Rimage Corporation 
(Nasdaq:RIMG) today announced that it will unveil to its North 
American distributors on May 15 its new Everest(TM) color printer, 
based on breakthrough printing technology that enables the Everest to 
provide offset quality, photo-realistic printing on the surface of 
CD-R and DVD-R discs. The Company will unveil its Everest printer to 
overseas distributors later this week.  
The Everest printer has important advantages over conventional 
color printers utilizing thermal or ink jet printing technologies, 
neither of which can simultaneously achieve photo-realism and print 
durability. The Everest's color printing exceeds magazine print 
quality, enabling it to accurately reproduce color disc surface photos 
and other complex graphics. Everest print quality is robust, durable 
and fade-resistant, and it operates at high production rates for 
on-demand printing.  
Bernard P. Aldrich, president and chief executive officer, 
commented: "We developed the Everest printer in response to the 
expressed need of many of our publishing markets for a color surface 
printer that could produce offset quality, photo-realistic CD-R/DVD-R 
disc labels on a customized, on-demand basis. Integrated into a new 
line of Producer II publishing systems, the Everest printer is being 
targeted initially at providers of retail software; the digital 
photography market, particularly professional photo labs involved with 
wedding and other special event photography; small and mid-sized music 
recording studios; and service bureaus. We believe Everest's unique 
capabilities fill a definite need in these areas, making us optimistic 
about our ability to strengthen Rimage's overall market position."  
The Company said it has collaborated with ALPS Electric Co., Ltd., 
a major Japanese electronics company, for more than a year in 
developing a color surface printer based on ALPS' variable-dot 
MicroDry(TM) printing technology. Rimage adapted this technology to 
the demands of CD-R/DVD-R printing, resulting in an innovative new 
thermal re-transfer printing process. Various patents are pending on 
the Everest printer, which will be manufactured exclusively for Rimage 
by ALPS.  
Market introduction initiatives and stocking the Company's 
worldwide distribution system will occur over the next few months. 
Based on this roll-out schedule, volume sales of the Everest-equipped 
Producer II CD-R/DVD-R publishing line are not anticipated until later 
this year.  
About Rimage  
Rimage Corporation is the world's leading provider of integrated 
CD-R (recordable) publishing systems, required for producing discs 
with customized digital content on an on-demand basis. Rimage's 
publishing systems, which span the range from high to low CD-R 
production volumes, incorporate robotics, software and advanced 
printing technology for disc labeling. These integrated systems are 
backed by global service, support and training, enabling Rimage to 
provide its customers with a complete CD-R publishing solution. Rimage 
is focusing its CD-R publishing solutions on a set of vertical markets 
with special needs for customized, on-demand digital information: 
digital photography, banking and finance, business offices and medical 
imaging.  
The information in this press release contains forward-looking 
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation 
Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause actual results or 
developments to differ materially from Rimage's assumptions and 
expectations, including but not limited to: market acceptance of the 
new Everest printer, potential difficulties related to the 
manufacturing ramp-up of the Everest printer by its ALPS partner, 
market conditions in the computer data storage market, competitive 
products and changes in technology, and other factors set forth in the 
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
 
 
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