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(Santa Ana, CA: September 9th 2007)  On its booth (#3822) at Graph Expo 2007, Duplo USA is debuting the automatic DC-445 Creaser, the latest addition to its range of digital color document finishers.  Also on display is the DC-615 which is capable of slitting, cutting and creasing digitally printed sheets in one single pass.


The DC-445 Creaser is a fully automatic solution which can process up to 15 creases in one pass at speeds of up to 50 sheets per minute.  The unit also has a feed capacity of up to 100 mm and can handle a wide variety of substrates, including UV coated paper, and paper weights of between 100 – 350 gsm (24lb. Bond – 130lb. cover). 


Standard features on the DC-445 Creaser include a simple three-step adjustable creasing depth, which can be optimized according to paper type and weight, extended feed and receiving trays and user-friendly LCD display.  Optional modular features that can be easily included into the Creaser unit include an Air Knife to increase feed consistency and reduce static, an Ultrasonic Double Detection Sensor to detect double feeding as well as Center Slitters and Perforator Wheels.


“Si Nguyen, product marketing manager at Duplo USA says, “This is a great addition to our range of Digital Color Document Finishers which includes the top of the line DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser for high volume digital print finishing and the new DC-615 model.”  


“The new DC-445 Creaser delivers a range of creasing solutions for creative finishing of a range of promotional and direct mail items such as flyers and brochures, as well as a number of optional functions such as perforating and cutting, which makes it an extremely versatile solution.”


Also on display at Graph Expo 2007 will be the Duplo DC-615, designed specifically to meet the increasing demands of shorter run digital color print.  The DC-615 provides a multi-functional finishing solution in one compact, easy to use package combining the functions of slitting, cutting and creasing digitally printed sheets in one single pass.  In addition, it delivers efficient output with minimum operator intervention, resulting in a reduction in waste and production costs.


Capable of handling heavier substrates up to 300 gsm and a wide variety of sheet sizes, the DC-615 offers an intelligent and intuitively useable solution suited to a range of finishing applications such as business cards, postcards, greeting cards, photo books, and much more. 


Comments Si Nguyen, product marketing manager at Duplo USA:  “There has been a significant increase in the number of printers producing medium volume digital color print and we are aware that they needed a versatile finishing solution to meet their needs.  We have also seen greater demand for a compact, multi-functional digital finishing solution in the photo book market and the DC-615 is just the right product to handle the finishing requirements for this growing sector.”   


In addition to delivering an accurate, professional finish the DC-615 has a large operator screen which allows the operator to quickly access and review up to 80 memorized jobs at the touch of a button without having to re-enter any information.  An option that has proven very popular with users of the DC-645 is the user-friendly Job Creator software which allows even untrained staff to easily set-up a job via a PC or Mac. 


The DC-615 comes equipped with standard features such as image skew adjustment and adjustable creasing depth.  Six slitting tools, one knife, and one creaser are also joined in this model by a new ‘air-knife’ designed to overcome static, improve feeding and reduce image marking on delicate stock. 


Additional new features incorporated in the DC-615 include a mechanism which is automatically positioned to deliver waste from gutter cuts directly into the waste bin instead of out on the delivery tray which helps to reduce paper jams and operator cleaning tasks.  The receiving tray is also easily adjusted to allow for neat stacking of small items such as business cards or postcards.


Optional features for the DC-615 include a CCD scanner and ultrasonic double feed detector.  The CCD recognizes the true position of the image on the sheet to compensate for image shifting and can also recognize the job by reading a barcode and will then upload the correct settings from memory and process the sheet to the intended finish without operator intervention.  The ultrasonic double feed detector reduces waste by detecting any double feeding and automatically stops the machine and displays an error message.


Continues Si Nguyen:  “The DC-615 is the ideal machine for printers who don’t have the budget or space for the DC-645.  Its compact multi-function design and uncomplicated operation means that it’s a perfect solution for printers looking for a versatile finishing system that allows them to expand the possible applications they can offer to their customers.”



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