Duplo Showcases New Products, Unique Applications at PRINT 13

At PRINT 13, Duplo USA Corporation is showcasing its latest in digital print finishing and producing a spectrum of unique applications live in Booth 202.

 

Digital color finishers

Making its debut is Duplo’s new mid-range digital color finisher, the DC-646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Set to succeed the popular DC-645 model, the DC-646 provides small to mid-volume printers the ability to produce a wider range of unique full-bleed documents with more efficiency and flexibility. Performing up to six slits, 25 cuts, and 20 creases in a single pass, the DC-646 eliminates white borders and prevents toner cracking on fold lines up to 30 sheets per minute and also offers optional rotary tool and cross perforating modules for increased versatility.

The high production DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, NAQP’s 2012 Product of the Year, is on the show floor as well along with the DC-445, DC-615, and DC-745 Integrated Folding Systems.

 

Saddle stitching and bookletmaking systems

Also debuting at PRINT 13 is the entry-level 150C Booklet System, which incorporates the new DBM-150 Bookletmaker with the DSC-10/20 Suction Collator. New features on the DBM-150 Bookletmaker include an Isaberg Rapid Stapler and a high capacity staple cartridge for enhanced stapling performance and 16-job memory for fast job setup. Ideal for low volume production, the 150C Booklet System produces up to 2,400 booklets per hour and offers the reliability for efficient bookletmaking.

Other systems on exhibit include the DBMi Duetto Saddle System, the 350 Digital Booklet System, and the 500Pro Digital Booklet System. The DBMi Duetto Saddle System, Duplo’s combined sheet-feeding and collating saddlestitching system, integrates PC-based programming and intelligent feeding with state-of-the-art scoring and folding technology to produce thicker, flatter booklets.

 

Die cutter

See the UD-300 Die Cutter produce a variety of custom-shaped pieces, retail packages, labels, and folded boxes on demand. Designed for use with flexible dies, the UD-300 performs multiple cuts, slits, slit-scores, kiss cuts, perforations, and window punches on a range of paper stock up to 14x20" at 3,000 sheets per hour. Compact in size and easy to use, the UD-300 Die Cutter provides a cost-efficient solution with fast die changeover and set up times—making it a great solution for the graphic arts and packaging market.

 

UV coaters

The new Ultra 300Ai UV Coater with the SF-200 PLUS Suction Feeder and the entry-level Ultra 100A UV Coater with the Hand Feed Module are being demonstrated as well. The Ultra 300Ai applies a smear-free gloss, satin, or matte finish to offset and digitally printed documents at high speeds of up to 148 feet per minute. The Ultra 300Ai is fully connectable inline with any HP Indigo 7000 digital press or can be connected to other digital printers via a bridge unit.

 

Perfect binders

Showcased in the perfect binding area are the KB-4000 PUR, DPB-500, and DB-280 Perfect Binders. The two-in-one KB-4000 PUR provides a perfect solution for short-run PUR perfect binding as it applies PUR melt to the spine for strong adhesive binding and EVA hot melt side glue for faster finishing.

 

Hard cover book making system

Also on display is the Mitabook, a hard cover casing-in solution designed to economically produce short-run hard cover and photo books on demand. The Mitabook automatically feeds and glues book blocks onto pre-made hard covers and delivers finished books in a matter of minutes with only a single operator required. For a complete solution, users can use the Mitacase to create quality hard covers and the Mitamax to create book blocks quickly and efficiently.

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