Duplo DDC-810 reaches milestone with 200 global installations

The Duplo DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater.

Duplo USA (Santa Ana, California) is marking the quick success of its DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater by announcing that over 200 units have been installed in print shops worldwide. The milestone, said the OEM, highlights the rising trend in the printing industry from brands for commercial and packaging applications that include spot coating, texturing and tactile effects – and how that trend continues to influence printers to invest in such solutions that drive sales with embellished products that can be sold at a premium, thus delivering a new stream of revenue for the provider and an increase in response rates for the brand.

Rick Salinas.

“Print embellishment is one of the fastest growing segments with a great return on investment,” said Rick Salinas, Vice President of Marketing at Duplo USA. “The DDC-810 is a compact and user-friendly solution designed to deliver a high-end tactile experience. It’s perfect for mid-size printers looking to differentiate themselves without breaking the bank. Our customers are innovative and are taking their offerings to the next level. And we are enjoying seeing their businesses grow.

The DDC-810 can handle a wide variety of special effects.

Duplo added that in an era of workflow automation and integrations, Duplo and EFI have leveraged their solutions to reduce production costs by automating all the pre-press tasks involved in preparing jobs for print embellishment and finishing. Integrating the design-driven DDC-810 with Fiery JobFlow has enabled users to experience a time-saving, intelligent workflow that prepares the CMYK and spot-layer files in just one click, said Duplo. The technology also streamlines the process by applying imposition, barcodes and registration marks for finishing devices (such as the new Duplo DC-618 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser and DPC-400 Digital Die Cutter) to deliver valued-added applications.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.