Xerox Press Owners Maximise Productivity with Duplo Finishing Solutions

Santa Ana, Calif. (August 13, 2012) Duplo USA, a leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment, announces the following equipment installations with Xerox press owners. With Duplo finishing solutions now in their shops, customers have improved overall productivity and efficiency.

CAPITOL CITICOM PRINT & GRAPHICS, in Columbus, OH, has vastly improved their efficiency and productivity with Duplo’s DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Previously using a guillotine cutter for trimming their jobs, the shop immediately removed the bottleneck in their operation. The high production DC-745 removes white borders and prevents toner cracking at great speeds, and offers increased versatility to finish a wider range of digital color applications in a single pass. “Finishing business cards has gone from 20 minutes to 3 minutes per 1000 cards,” says Michael Oakes, production manager at Capitol Citicom. “With plans to add the folder attachment (Integrated Folding System) when it becomes available, it will reduce the entire finishing process to a single step. Cross training is also a major focus for us and the automation of the DC-745 has enabled every member of our team to quickly learn and operate the machine.” Jobs are printed on two Xerox iGen3 Digital Presses and three Xerox DocuTechs. The machine was sold and installed by Duplo dealer, MB Graphics. Capitol Citicom Print & Graphics is a family-owned commercial printer offering a number of services including high speed on-demand digital printing, wide format sign production, finishing, mailing and creative design services.


Duplo Usa Launches The DBMi Saddle System

Santa Ana, Calif. (June 18, 2012): Duplo USA has released the DBMi Saddle System, Duplo's heaviest-duty collating and saddle stitching system, and it is now available in the United States, Canada and Latin America. First introduced in the U.S. at Graph Expo 2011, the DBMi Saddle System is the first in its class to produce letter landscape booklets with its ability to process 24" length sheets. Designed to handle both traditional offset work as well as shorter run digital jobs with equal ease and efficiency, the DBMi combines PC-based programming and intelligent feeding with superior scoring and folding to produce thicker, flatter books up to 4,500 booklets per hour. What's more, its modular design enables users to add three-knife trimming capabilities with the optional DKT-200 Two-Knife Trimmer, which can also process 2-up applications, boosting its production up to 9,000 booklets per hour.

The DBMi incorporates the new DSC-10/60i Suction Feed Collators, which feature Duplo's patented dual fan technology and an Air Management System (AMS) for consistent and reliable feeding. Using the Intelligent Multi-Bin Feeding (IMBF) feature, operators can feed multiple sheets from a single bin and merge offset with digital output. The DBMi is programmed entirely from a PC via the PC Controller, making it simple for users to set up jobs and manage the settings of both the collators and saddle stitcher. Customers can also operate the system remotely on their tablets or smartphones using remote desktop applications.


Want to Run Your Duplo Wirelessly? There's An App for That.

Santa Ana, Calif. (June 4, 2012) Duplo USA announced during their open house event in April that their growing line of PC-based print finishing products, which use Duplo’s own PC Controller or Job Creator software to set up jobs, can also be controlled directly from a tablet or smartphone, such as an iPad or iPhone. Using any of the remote desktop applications already available, such as Splashtop Touchpad, customers can access the software on their PC or Mac from their mobile computing device through their Wi-Fi network and run their equipment wirelessly.

For the past several years, Duplo – a worldwide leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment - has developed and integrated their software into some of their latest equipment, enabling operators of any skill level to program the machine quickly and easily. The DBMi Saddle System and the high production DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser feature the Windows-based PC Controller, which is also available for selected near-line bookletmaking systems configured with the DSF-5000 or the new DSF-2200 Digital Sheet Feeder. The Job Creator comes standard with the DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser and can be added to the entry-level DC-615 model, giving operators the option to set up the system from the control panel or through a PC or Mac.


New Installations from Duplo USA

Santa Ana, Calif. (May 21, 2012) Duplo USA, a leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment, has announced new machine installations at HomeVisit, Invitation Consultants, and ASI For You.

HOMEVISIT, in Chantilly, VA, has improved their productivity with Duplo’s DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. The high production digital finisher slits and cuts borders and prevents toner cracking with great speed and versatility, producing full-bleed finished pieces in a matter of minutes. “The DC-745 has eliminated approximately 5-7 hours of manual cutting per day,” says Steve Powers, supervisor at HomeVisit. “It’s used 5 days a week on almost every printed piece produced. The DC-745 has provided us with great savings in labor and production times so we can operate more efficiently.” All jobs are printed on their Xerox iGen4 EXP Press with the new oversized feeder enabling them to print sheets up to 26” in length. The machine was sold and installed by Duplo dealer, Coleman One. HomeVisit (www.homevisit.com) is a leading provider for real estate marketing solutions offering video tours, color print materials, and digital photography services for real estate agents and brokers.


Ultra 200/A UV Coater Receives UL Approval

 Santa Ana, Calif. (April 20, 2012) – The Ultra 200/A UV Coater and the SF-200 Suction Feeder, distributed by Duplo USA Corporation, have received the seal of approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and have been issued the coveted UL mark. It indicates the products met rigorous safety standards for use in printing environments and were found in compliance with U.S. requirements. The Ultra 200/A was also evaluated for applicable Canadian requirements and has been issued the ULC mark.

“The UL mark is the most trusted safety certification in North America and we’re excited the Ultra 200/A UV Coater has been determined to be in compliance,” says Peng Chou, product manager at Duplo USA. “It is very difficult for UV coaters to receive UL approval. UV coaters require high heat and sheets can be prone to catching on fire if safety standards are not met. All components of the Ultra 200/A, including electrical, were thoroughly tested and evaluated and print providers can be rest assured with the product and their operator’s safety.”



 The very latest in Print Finishing Systems will be demonstrated at the Duplo International Stand B53 in Hall 13. (Also for more information follow the #DuploDrupa on Twitter). By increasing the company's footprint at DRUPA 2012 by 50%, it gives an even greater breadth of finishing equipment and in particular three examples of Duplo's newly launched DBMi Saddle System.

Duplo shares the space alongside its valued German distributor FKS and eye catching overhead signage indicate the sections for Bindery, Saddle Stitching and Digital Finishing.


Duplo USA to Exhibit Key Finishing Solutions for Today's Digital Printers at DSCOOP 7

 (Santa Ana, CA: March 12, 2012) At Dscoop’s annual conference, Duplo USA will be at booth #916 to display some of its key digital print finishing solutions for the HP Graphic Arts user community.

Focusing on multi-functionality for increased productivity, Duplo will exhibit the high production DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser and the DFS-3500 Full-Bleed Bookletmaking System along with the Ultra 200A UV Coater, which can coat both sides of a document with a smear-free finish.

DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser: The Ultimate All-in-One Digital Color Finisher

Duplo will be displaying its most powerful, all-in-one digital color finisher, the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Performing up to 10 slits, 25 cuts, and 20 creases in a single pass, this high production finisher eliminates white borders and toner cracking on digital color documents up to 50 sheets per minute.


Duplo the Answer for Anton's Secure Digital Work

<p><b>Jan 24, 2012</b> The Anton Group have installed the Duplo Digital System 5000 Pro bookletmaking system and a DC-745e production level Digital Cutter/Creaser&#160; to handle their secure, variable data digital work for a number of high profile clients.</p> <p>Anton Group's digital division has grown significantly since the company's move to their Laindon facility in 2007. With Anton's entire production now under one roof, the digital division has become the fastest growing department and is now one of the UK's largest digital production outfits, boasting 8 Kodak Nexpress engines.</p> <p>Having stepped into digital in 2002 with their first Nexpress, Anton's digital division played a very small role in the business, and employed just two staff. Initially, finishing for digital was a very manual process, with larger digital runs being finished on existing litho finishing kit.</p>


Duplo Launches THE EVENT At Automated Precision House

Jan 17, 2012 Following their recent move to the new purpose-built international headquarters, Automated Precision House, Duplo International are delighted to announce they will be holding a 3 week open house to celebrate its launch between 27th February and 16th March 2012.

Titled, THE EVENT., Duplo will be showcasing the latest in digital print finishing technology in the new state of the art showroom, with the full range of Bookletmaking, Binding, Folding, UV Coating, Laminating and digital cutting solutions, including the new DC-745 digital cutter/creaser, as well as showcasing the ESKO Kongsberg iXE-10 digital die-cutting system.

In addition to the solutions on show, Duplo will demonstrate the new facilities environmental innovation which incorporates over 500m2 of solar panels, energy efficient lighting and heating systems, as well as a rain water collection system.


Duplo to Showcase Key Solutions for the High Production Printer at Graph Expo 2011

<p><b><i>(Santa Ana, CA: September 7, 2011)</i></b> Duplo USA Corporation will be at booth #2617 showcasing its latest print finishing solutions for both the digital and offset markets. Having successfully developed a range of on-demand products for short-run work, Duplo’s key products at this year’s show focus on the needs of the high production printer with the new DBMi Saddle System and the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Also taking center stage will be the heavy-duty suction collator, the DSC-10/20, and the new Ultra 200A UV Coater, featuring its capabilities to coat both sides of a document with a smear-free finish. </p> <p>Other products not to be missed are the Foldmaster Touchline CF375 high-speed creaser and folder and a technology showcase for a new on-demand die cut system. Visitors to the booth will also see the System 5000 Collating &amp; Bookletmaking System, the DFS-3500 Full-Bleed Bookletmaking System, the DSF-5000 and DSF-2000 Sheet Feeders along with the CC-228 Card Cutter and Duplo’s popular slitter/cutter/creaser line, which include the DC-645 and DC-615 Pro, the DC-645 Integrated Folding System, and the DC-445 Creaser. </p>



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