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Duplo Gives First Week Update from Drupa

Press release from the issuing company

May 14, 2004 -- After a successful week at drupa, Duplo has witnessed a particularly high level of interest in the latest additions to its print finishing solutions portfolio – the DC- 645 Slitter/Creaser/Trimmer, the SCC bookletmaker and the System 5000 bookletmaker with two-knife trimmer. In addition, Duplo’s existing range of folders, binders and bookletmaking solutions, developed for both offset and digital users, has also continued to generate strong interest. Dominic Quennell, vice president of marketing at Duplo Corporation comments: “Our new products have been exceptionally well received by visitors. Understanding of the importance of being able to integrate finishing solutions easily into increasingly automated workflows has grown significantly and because our products meet the necessary criteria, we have seen this reflected in increasing levels of orders.” The new SCC (slit/cut/crease) bookletmaker, incorporating a DSF-2000 sheetfeeder (with optional barcode reader), the SCC unit, a DBM-500 bookletmaker and a DBM-500 trimmer, brings a slit/cut/crease function to the near-line bookletmaking process. Its ability to deal with two common issues associated with colour digital output, the correction of image drift and the prevention of image cracking on the fold-line, makes it a unique solution. Designed to meet offset and digital requirements, the System 5000 bookletmaking and collating solution with three-knife trimming is Duplo’s most advanced addition to the bookletmaking family and has been developed to meet UP3i standardisation, which is a participant of the JDF industry standard. The new DC-645 trims, creases and slits in precisely the right place around the image every time, reducing waste and ensuring high quality and optimum productivity. It also combines slitting, trimming and creasing in one single product – so applications requiring these three functions can be handled in a single pass. The DC-645 can be set up via a USB interface, which is planned in future to be JDF compatible. Concludes Dominic: “We are looking forward to another successful week at drupa and further sales.”