Printing Icon installs Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder from PDS

John Gnanasekar (left), owner of Printing Icon and Brett Kisiloski, Sales Manager from Print Digital Solutions.
John Gnanasekar (left), owner of Printing Icon in Scarborough, Ontario, with Brett Kisiloski, Sales Manager from Print Digital Solutions, alongside the Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder.

Printing Icon (Scarborough, Ontario), a Readers Legacy Canada ULC company, has purchased a Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder from Print Digital Solutions (PDS, Toronto). Printing Icon specializes in printing, book printing and publishing. The company offers complete printing services with a highly focused, customer-oriented approach – from job concept to completion. It serves all major business sectors, excels in advertising collateral, books, publications, direct marketing, stationery and corporate communications, and is widely recognized as a printer of choice for short-run, quick-turnaround projects. The installation will complement Printing Icon’s current digital presses and complete in-house bindery. The high speed and precision engineering of the DPB-500 Perfect Binder make it one of the most productive and cost-efficient perfect binders in its class, said Duplo. The fully automatic and single-clamp design facilitates a speed of up to 525 cycles per hour. An easy-to-use touchscreen allows operators to quickly adjust, program, and save up to 20 different jobs. Its automation reduces set-up time and costs, and requires minimal operator skills – making the DPB-500 ideal for the short-run printing that Printing Icon markets.

The Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder.
The Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder.

To change from one size to another, operators simply select one of the stored memories, load the book in the clamp, and press the Size Change key to initiate the process. The side glue wheels, scoring wheels and cover positioning guide will automatically move into the desired position, according to the thickness of the loaded book. Once the size change is completed, covers can be loaded into the Cover Feed section – that provides controls where the operator can make and verify any adjustments, aligning it with the Nipping section. Applications include soft-cover books, paperback books, self-published novels, workbooks, corporate reports, dictionaries, magazines, padded books and much more.

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 Duplo, Mutoh, Ideal MBM, Ryobi, Challenge, Royal Sovereign and Mitsubishi. In addition, the company stocks a comprehensive selection of printing supplies and consumables.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.