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Duplo to showcase digital color finishers and modular solutions at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

Santa Ana, CA - At GRAPH EXPO 2010, Duplo USA Corporation (booth #2617) will display its newest modular finishing equipment, which offers increased automation and versatility to boost the productivity of print service providers during their post-press operations. The highlight at this year's show is the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, Duplo's fastest and most versatile all-in-one digital color finisher to date. Also showcasing will be the Duetto System 5000 bookletmaking system in-line with the new DKT-200 Two-knife Trimmer along with other key digital color finishing solutions including the DC-645 and DC-445 Integrated Folding Systems, DFS-3500 Full-Bleed Bookletmaking System, the DPB-500 PUR Perfect Binder and the new Ultra 200 UV Coater.

DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser
The DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser is Duplo's newest and fastest all-in-one digital color finisher yet.  Performing up to 10 slits, 20 cuts, and 15 creases in a single pass, the high production DC-745 eliminates white borders and toner cracking on digital color documents at speeds of up to 50 sheets per minute.  Taking the success of the popular DC-645 model to the next level, it also provides users with an enhanced user-friendly PC Controller for quick job setups; optional perforation, cross perf, micro perf, half cut, and rotary score modules for added versatility; and an increased feeding capacity and elevator stacking function. The DC-745 is the perfect solution for finishing full-bleed, digital color applications ranging from business cards, greeting cards, brochures, photos, coupons, tickets, labels and much more!

Duetto System 5000 with DKT-200 Two-Knife Trimmer
Duplo's new DKT-200 Two Knife Trimmer will be shown with the Duetto System 5000 Bookletmaking System. Ideal for high volume, full-bleed digital applications, the Duetto System 5000 configures the DBM-500/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer in-line with a DSF-2000 Sheet Feeder and two DC-10/60 Pro Collators.  The ability of the DBM-500/T to handle set-by-set or sheet-by-sheet output with equal ease allows it to receive pre-collated sheets from the DSF-2000, and sets from the DC-10/60 Pro Collators, for precision folding and stitching.

With Duplo's innovative modular configurations, the DKT-200 Two-Knife Trimmer will be incorporated within the Duetto System 5000 and connected to the DBM-500T Trimmer.  Once the book is face trimmed on the DBM-500T, the DKT-200 removes the head and foot for a quality, finished book.  A simple straight paper path design allows the DKT-200 to easily finish books at speeds up to 4,500 books per hour.  For added versatility, print providers can add an optional gutter cutter to the DKT-200 for 2-up applications, doubling output to 9,000 books per hour while reducing print and paper costs.  With complete automation, the system can be set up and running jobs in less than 5 minutes.

DC-645 Integrated Folding System
The DC-645 Integrated Folding System extends the capability of the DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser even further. Incorporating an in-line knife folder, the DC-645 Integrated Folding System not only slits, cuts, and creases but also folds digitally-printed applications in a single pass. Utilizing two knife folds, the DC-645 Integrated Folding System folds five of the most common fold types, including single, letter, Z, gate, and double parallel, along with an infinite number of custom folds or it can be bypassed for no fold applications. The finished documents are then stacked in a 15.75" capacity stacker specifically designed to neatly stack and retain even heavier jobs such as folded card stocks.

By incorporating folding into the single system operation, the DC-645 Integrated Folding System removes the bottleneck of the finishing process and allows printers to custom fold a variety of applications such as greeting cards, folded 'tent' business cards, brochures and much more. The entire system is programmed from the DC-645's control panel meaning all configurations are simple to set up and easy to adjust to suit customer requirements.

Also on display is the DC-445 Integrated Folding System, combining the slitting, perforating and creasing capabilities of the DC-445 Creaser with the in-line knife folder.

DFS-3500 Full-Bleed Bookletmaking System
The DFS-3500 Bookletmaking System provides an affordable solution for completely finishing full-bleed booklets in a single pass using one system. Ideal for short-run applications, the system integrates the stitching, folding, and trimming capabilities of the mid-range DBM-350/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer with the slitting and creasing functionalities of the DC-445 Creaser. The DBM-350's ability to handle set-by-set and sheet-by-sheet output combined with the DC-445 to eliminate toner cracking on digital applications make it a perfect solution for printers transitioning from offset to digital.

The fully-automatic DBM-350 Bookletmaker/Trimmer fits between Duplo's established entry-level bookletmaker DBM-120/T and its high-end counterpart DBM-500/T, providing an alternative for varying production and budget requirements. Offering stitching heads, speeds of up to 3,000 books an hour, and a fully automated set-up, the DBM-350/T is an extremely productive and professional solution. The modular design of the bookletmaker allows it to accommodate a range of applications such as CD and DVD booklets, when using an optional small book kit, to 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" finished booklets of up to 80 pages.

DPB-500 PUR Perfect Binder
The DPB-500 PUR Perfect Binder is ideal for short to medium runs of perfect bound books with digitally-printed or coated stocks. With superior lay flat qualities compared to hot melt binders, PUR binding provides an extremely secure result with its high pull-strength ensuring that each page is firmly bound with minimal risk of pages becoming detached. The closed tank system offers huge cost and productivity benefits compared to open-tank systems, as it does not require draining after each session which incurs wasted material and downtime.  The closed tank system also prevents operator exposure to PUR fumes making for a safer and cleaner work environment.

Running at speeds up to 360 books an hour, it is capable of binding a wide range of materials with a maximum book size of 14.17" x 12.60" and minimum size of 4.72" x 4.72".  Cover sheet sizes range from 4.72" x 9.84" and 14.17" x 27.40".

The versatility of the fully automated DPB-500 PUR results in a reduction in set-up times and costs, making it perfect for short run and variable print, while its high capacity book production speeds make it equally suitable for longer runs.  One of the machine's key attributes is its easy-to-use integrated touch-screen controls, which facilitates a 35 second set-up between programs, resulting in a book-bound quality finish with minimal operator skills.

Ultra 200 UV Coater
The Ultra 200 is Duplo's newest UV Coater model. A perfect alternative to the fully automatic Ultra 145A and Ultra 205A, the semi-automated Ultra 200 offers printers a user-friendly, affordable solution for their UV coating needs. Adding a superior glossy or satin finish to both offset and digitally-printed documents, made notably possible by the increased distance between the coating roller and the curing UV lamp, the Ultra 200 quickly adds value to any document as it enhances its color vibrancy and richness.  User-friendly and with a small footprint, it also features an automatic cleaning function and fast setup and warm up time.  On display with the optional, high-capacity sheet feeder, the Ultra 200 applies ultraviolet coating to a wide range of documents, including book covers, postcards, brochures, business cards, and more of up to 20" x 20" in size.  

Other Show Highlights
Other products on exhibit at the Duplo booth (#2617 ) include the DSF-2000 Sheet Feeder with the high speed SCC Slitter/Cutter/Creaser module, the DSF-5000 Sheet Feeder configured with the DBM-500/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer; the slitter/cutter/creaser line including the DC-645 and DC-615 Pro; the recently released 800PA Hydraulic Cutter and the DB-280 Perfect Binder. The DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser will also be on display in the Xerox booth.