Santa Ana, Calif. – The 2019 Duplo Finishing Roadshow successfully kicked off last week in Dayton, Ohio. Over 80 people attended what is the first of a three-city summer roadshow, which was held on June 20th at the Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway. Owners and production managers from 43 in-plant and commercial printers located in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania were present to see product demonstrations and learn actionable information for their businesses.
Duplo USA partnered with MB Graphics for the event. The Digital Finishing Showcase featured over a dozen products including the popular DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater, the DFL-500 Dry Coat/Foil/Laminator, and the all-in-one Slitter/Cutter/Creasers as well as fully automated bookletmaking and saddle stitching solutions.
Attendees enjoyed a complimentary lunch as they listened to the key presentation delivered by Rick Salinas, vice president of marketing at Duplo USA, on why print embellishment matters. “Printed piece margins can be over 1000% higher by adding embellishment,” Salinas explained. “An embellished piece has over 70% better retention rate over digital.”
The second presentation featured Rodd Hollenbaugh, channel sales development manager at EFI, who talked about the time-saving benefits of integrating Duplo’s key solutions with Fiery JobFlow to automate prepress tasks involved in a production workflow. The last presentation was given by John Bing, sales director of eastern region at Rhin-o-Tuff – the Lunch n’ Learn sponsor – on the industry direction in automated punch technology.
The Duplo Finishing Roadshow will be making its next stop in Clarksville, Maryland on July 18 and wrap up in San Mateo, California for a 2-day event on August 21-22. For more information and to register, visit www.duplousaevents.com.