PDS installs the first Duplo DC-516 Pro in Canada

The new Duplo DC-516 Pro Multi-Finisher.
The new Duplo DC-516 Pro Multi-Finisher.

Toronto-based Print Digital Solutions (PDS) has installed a Duplo DC-516 Pro Multi-Finisher, the first in Canada, at a print shop in Ontario. The DC-516 is the first slitter/cutter/creaser of its kind that can automatically slit and cut 24-up business cards on 13” x 19” sheets, or 36-up cards on 14” x 20” stock with extreme accuracy in seconds. It accomplishes this with a 14” high-capacity pile feeder running through a built-in REG mark scanner to compensate for image shift. The DC-516 can also apply a positive or negative crease at up to 100 sheets per minute. Users can prevent toner cracking by creasing brochures and book covers prior to folding. Duplo’s latest introduction to its growing line of digital colour finishing solutions comes standard with both cutting and slitting modules, and can apply up to 30 cuts per sheet. The slitting module includes 6 tools, and up to 10 slits can be applied (additional 4 slits optional). Slitting tools can be manually adjusted and cuts are set through its control panel. The DC-516 Pro’s creasing module features a new dual creasing tool that can be switched interchangeably to perform positive and negative patterns. An optional rotary tool and cross-perforating modules can be added to perform a wider range of finishing capabilities for unique applications.

For over 34 years, Toronto-based PDS has been a Canadian leader in supplying and servicing print-finishing equipment from the top manufacturers in the world. PDS is the exclusive Canadian distributor for MulitGraf, a leader in creasing, slitting and folding equipment. It represents OkiData – the first manufacturer to introduce CMYK-plus-white printing to North America. PDS is also a distributor for Mutoh, Ideal MBM, Ryobi, Challenge, Royal Sovereign, Mitsubishi and of course, Duplo. In addition, the company stocks a comprehensive selection of printing supplies and consumables.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.