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Duplo USA ANNOUNCES ITS DC-545HC Slitter/Cutter/Creaser through Canon U.S.A.’S MARKETING Alliance Program

Santa Ana, CA – February 1, 2005 – Duplo U.S.A. announced today the introduction of its DC-545HC Slitter/Cutter/Creaser through Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Systems Group Alliance and Industry Marketing (AIM) program. This pairing of Canon digital color printing systems and Duplo finishing equipment will provide customers in the production and commercial printing marketplace with a streamlined solution for the finishing of short-run digital color print jobs.


“In order to achieve true print on demand, finishing on demand is a must. Users are able to immediately take digitally printed output directly off the print device and load it into the DC-545HC’s high capacity feeder,” says Duplo Vice President of Sales Peter Tu. “Canon U.S.A., as the market brand leader in both color and black and white copiers[i], greatly expands our ability to present customers with a truly efficient solution to their short-run digital needs.”


Increasing workflow efficiency and productivity is at the height of concern for many businesses and print shops. Duplo’s DC-545HC provides complementary finishing features for documents printed on Canon imageRUNNER® and CLC devices. By combining the functionality of multiple devices, the DC-545HC delivers value by reducing production time (single pass required, as opposed to multiple passes in multiple devices) and freeing up valuable floor space.  


The DC-545HC Slitter/Cutter/Creaser is a versatile off-line finishing solution for short-runs of the on-demand digital print market. The device slits, cuts, and creases documents in a single pass producing a wide variety of full-bleed applications such as business cards, post cards, greeting cards, brochures, direct mailers and more. The DC-545HC neatly slits and trims white borders left by digital printers and eliminates image cracking by creasing the fold line. 


About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked #35 on the Business Week list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2003, with global revenues of $29.9 billion. For more information, visit


About Duplo USA

From printing to finishing systems, Duplo is the only manufacturer dedicated to the production of a complete line of on-demand solutions. Duplo maintains its commitment to providing the finest off-line, near-line, and in-line finishing systems, as well as an assortment of high-quality tabletop office equipment and digital duplicators. For more information, contact Duplo USA at 800-255-1933 or visit 


Canon Solution Provider

A Canon Solution Provider is a third-party company that has enrolled in the Canon Alliance Marketing Program. Canon Solution Providers are typically technology leaders in their respective marketplaces who market software or hardware products that may be complementary to Canon Imaging Systems Group Division products. Canon presents these products in order to help customers identify potential new solutions and workflow scenarios in which they can utilize their Canon products. Canon does not warrant or guarantee these third-party solutions in any way. Canon has no responsibility for your use of these third-party solutions.


The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Canon U.S.A., Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, either express or implied, except as provided herein, including without limitation, thereof, warranties as to marketability, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose of use or against infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right.


Canon U.S.A., Inc. shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages of any nature, or losses or expenses resulting from the use of this material.


[i] Source – Gartner Dataquest – “Printer Quarterly Statistics United States – Database,” Camille Iorns February 2004.

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