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Duplo USA Named Exclusive Distributor of Photobook Technology Products

Santa Ana, CA. (January 9th, 2013): Duplo USA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment, has announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Photobook Technology PBT to distribute its Mitamax, Mitabook, and Mitacase products in North America. The products contribute to Duplo USA’s growing line of equipment for the on demand photo book industry.

The Mitamax is a gluing machine, which glues half-folded sheets together to build perfectly square and lay-flat book blocks. The Mitabook is a fully automatic, hardcover casing-in machine designed to economically produce short-run, hard cover books. The Mitacase is an automatic hard cover making machine. All systems are easy to operate, require little floor space, and fill the gap between semi-automatic hard cover systems and higher production equipment.

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DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser Awarded 2012 NAQP Product of the Year

Santa Ana, CA. (October 15th, 2012): At the 2012 NAQP Owners Conference, Duplo was honored with the Product of the Year award for its high production digital color finishing solution, the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Duplo was recognized along with four other Industry Award recipients at the conference’s Industry Luncheon held on Saturday, October 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.

Watch the video of the award presentation here.

Paul Strack, president of CustomXM and NAPL committee member, presented the award. “It’s my pleasure this year to present the Product of the Year to Duplo for the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser,” announced Strack. “The Product of the Year is presented to a company that has produced a new or enhanced product during the past year that improves product offerings, profitability or customer service in the quick and small commercial print markets.”

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Duplo's DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser To Be Awarded "Product of the Year" At 2012 NAQP Owners Conference

Santa Ana, CA. (September 26th, 2012): At the 2012 NAQP Owners Conference, Duplo will be honored with the Product of the Year award for its high production digital color finishing solution, the DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Duplo will be recognized along with four other Industry Award recipients at the conference’s Industry Luncheon that will be held on Saturday, October 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.

The Product of the Year, one of the industry’s top awards, is presented to a company that has produced a new or enhanced product that improves product offerings, profitability or customer service. Since its release in 2011, the all-in-one DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser has proven to be a success with high volume digital printers with its ability to produce a wider range of uniquely finished applications. Performing up to 10 slits, 25 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass, the DC-745 eliminates white borders and toner cracking on fold lines, producing professionally-finished documents in a matter of minutes. The versatile digital color finisher also offers a range of extended capabilities, which include perforating, slit-scoring, micro-perforating and soon, folding and embossing. Users can go beyond basic finishing and create innovative, full-bleed applications such as business cards, greeting cards, perforated tickets/coupons, and much more.

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Duplo to Showcase Extended Finishing Capabilities at Graph Expo 2012

Santa Ana, CA. (September 20th, 2012): At this year’s Graph Expo, Duplo USA is set to exhibit a number of new and exciting finishing solutions – showcasing more capabilities than ever before, all in one booth! Attendees are invited to stop by booth #2221 and check out the full range of solutions for the short-run to the high production printer.

SADDLE STITCHING AND BOOKLETMAKING SYSTEMS

In the bookletmaking area, visitors can expect to see a full range of solutions to meet today’s digital printer demands including the recently-released DBMi Saddle System. First in its class to deliver letter landscape booklets, the DBMi combines PC-based programming and intelligent feeding with state-of-the-art scoring and folding technology to produce thicker, flatter books up to 4,500 books an hour. Three-knife trimming capabilities can be added with the optional DKT-200 Two-Knife Trimmer and gutter cutter, which can also process 2-up applications - boosting its production up to 9,000 books an hour!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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DUPLO at DRUPA 2012

 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.

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