Olivier De Meulder, vice president of Invitation Consultants, with his DC-615.
Duplo USA, a leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment, has announced new machine installations at HomeVisit, Invitation Consultants, and ASI For You.
HOMEVISIT, in Chantilly, VA, has improved their productivity with Duplo’s DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. The high production digital finisher slits and cuts borders and prevents toner cracking with great speed and versatility, producing full-bleed finished pieces in a matter of minutes. “The DC-745 has eliminated approximately 5-7 hours of manual cutting per day,” says Steve Powers, supervisor at HomeVisit. “It’s used 5 days a week on almost every printed piece produced. The DC-745 has provided us with great savings in labor and production times so we can operate more efficiently.” All jobs are printed on their Xerox iGen4 EXP Press with the new oversized feeder enabling them to print sheets up to 26” in length. The machine was sold and installed by Duplo dealer, Coleman One. HomeVisit (www.homevisit.com) is a leading provider for real estate marketing solutions offering video tours, color print materials, and digital photography services for real estate agents and brokers.
INVITATION CONSULTANTS, in Tampa, FL, is now finishing their invitations, greeting cards, thank you cards, and photo announcements with Duplo’s DC-615 Pro Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Featuring the PC Controller software, the DC-615 Pro enables any operator to set up programs, manage all functions, and store and recall jobs via a PC quickly and efficiently. “We were not cutting the jobs ourselves before,” says Olivier De Meulder, vice president of Invitation Consultants. “The machine now allows us to bring finishing in-house and become more profitable.” Invitation Consultants provides stationery for weddings and other special life moments to customers nationwide.
ASI FOR YOU, INC., in Pompano Beach, FL, has added Duplo’s DSC-10/20 Suction Collator to their DBM-120 Bookletmaker. The DSC-10/20 is a heavy duty, yet affordable, collating solution designed for both offset and digitally printed applications which can also be configured with the high-end DBM-500 and mid-range DBM-350 Bookletmakers. Until recently the shop had been outsourcing their booklet jobs or finishing them by hand and keeping them in-house has already proven to be a profitable decision. “Most of the jobs that are submitted are finished in the same day and it has increased the number of orders from our customers,” says Robert Furst, president of ASI for You. The company has also been running the DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser for their business card and greeting card applications. The machine was sold and installed by Duplo dealer, International Printing Aids. ASI for You is a full service commercial printer serving businesses in the Pompano Beach area.