Duplo USA (Santa Ana, California), a leading global provider of print-finishing equipment, has introduced new products to its booklet maker, duplicator and cutter lines. All are designed for efficiency and ease of use primarily for in-plant printers and commercial printers with high demands for short-run jobs. “The print industry is rapidly changing and Duplo, as always, is developing solutions to fit those needs,” said Rick Salinas, Vice President of Marketing at Duplo USA. “While we look to the future, we haven’t forgotten our past and the product segments that made us an industry leader. These three releases bolster our legacy segments with new and exciting features to help our customers keep their competitive edge.”
Characterized by Duplo as “the world’s smallest fully-automatic booklet maker and trimmer,” the Duplo 150 Booklet System is ideal for low-volume to mid-volume runs, and offers an entry-level solution for print providers considering bringing their booklet making in-house. With production speeds of up to 2,400 booklets per hour, the new system can perform saddle and corner/side stapling of up to 25 sheets. Users can go from a letter-size job to a CD-size booklet within minutes.
The Duplo DP-X850 Digital Duplicator is a new, low maintenance model with significantly improved performance and a fresh, compact look. Designed to handle long runs that certain industry sectors require, and at faster speeds, the DP-X850 prints documents at 600 dpi at up to 200 sheets per minute on up to an A3 image area. A full-colour touchpanel makes operation more user friendly. An indicator for master settings and other operations have been visually enriched.
The programmable Duplo HC-550i Hydraulic Cutter comes with “operational and safety features not found in similar cutters of this size,” said the OEM. These features include a rail back gauge system, UL certification, and a 10” touchscreen control panel. It effortlessly cuts through large stacks of paper up to 21.6” wide and can finish postcards, direct mail and perfect-bound books up to 3.5” in height. The HC-550i also comes barcode-ready to instantly retrieve any pre-programmed job.