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Duplo USA announces new installations

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Timpanogos Press, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently installed Duplo's DPB-500 Perfect Binder to produce manuals, handbooks and catalogs on demand. Designed for short to medium runs and variable data jobs, the single-clamp DPB-500 replaced a binder from another manufacturer and has already boosted the shop's productivity by reducing setup times, production costs and operator training. "Things run more efficiently. Setting up the machine for jobs is a lot more accurate and the user interface is very simple to use," says Steve Kopecky, director of operations of Timpanogos. In addition to easy changeovers, the DPB-500 provides automatic adjustments for side gluing and cover scoring for varying book thicknesses. "We produce books that are no thicker than 3-4mm and it lays the spine print perfectly every time," adds Kopecky. Timpanogos Press is a commercial printer with digital and offset printing, and bindery capabilities. The machine was sold and installed by Duplo dealer, Printing Repair Services.

Pangea/Copypage, located in Los Angeles, CA, is creating variable data booklets, such as health insurance policies, personalized coupons and newsletters, using a complete bookletmaking system from Duplo. Previously combining manual methods with a unit from another manufacturer, the company installed the DSF-5000 Sheet Feeder, the DBM-500/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer, and a square spine module to increase the productivity of their operation. The DSF-5000 processes pre-collated sets at up to 400 sheets per minute into the DBM-500/T, where it is then accumulated, stitched, folded and face trimmed into high-quality booklets. The booklets are then processed and finished by the square spine unit. "The system has increased our speed and accuracy, and provides the ability to process pre-collated sets offline, which is something we could not do before and is required in a digital environment," says Lundy Smith, president of Pangea. "It also provides the ability to do variable booklets, which is needed for a VDP business like ours. The intelligent stitching capability ensures accuracy of the finished product." The system was sold and installed directly by Duplo USA. Pangea is a digital print service and web-enabled document procurement provider serving the Los Angeles area.

 

 

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