PALOMAR REPROGRAPHICS, Carlsbad, Calif., has brought their post-press operation in-house with Duplo’s DC-615 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Perfect for processing short-run jobs on demand, the automatic DC-615 eliminates white borders and prevents toner cracking on digital color documents in a single pass. Formerly outsourcing such tasks, the company now finishes their own business cards, postcards, brochures, and other digitally-printed pieces and has already seen a return on their investment. “We now have the ability to complete orders in-house and expand our offerings to our customers,” says Helga Batsford, president of Palomar Reprographics. Palomar Reprographics is a full service reprographics and document management firm serving the San Diego area.
APEX COLOR, Jacksonville, FL, has recently added Duplo’s DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser and the UJ-500AS Jogger to their shop. In need of a more efficient method for finishing their business cards and scoring their jobs, Apex Color has found the DC-645 has reduced their turnarounds and increased their productivity. “It has freed up personnel from having to score jobs separately and it’s able to finish the business cards, postcards, and book covers quickly,” says Jeff Kidd, operations manager at Apex Color, saving hours of production time. “It’s like having another employee without the cost because the machine virtually runs itself after a simple job set up.” In addition the UJ-500AS Jogger has reduced the static from their digitally-printed jobs, making overall finishing easier to process. Apex Color is a commercial printer offering a wide range of printing and bindery services.
COPY CORNER, in College Station, TX, has installed Duplo’s DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. The shop, which serves professors and students from local colleges and universities, is now finishing their business cards, flyers, postcards, and invitations in less time and more efficiently. “We had been using a desktop machine for cutting, perforating and business cards, but could not score,” says Keith Truett, operations manager of Copy Corner. “The DC-645 has enabled us to market new products and services as well as increase our capabilities.” The machine was sold and installed directly by Duplo USA.