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Graphics of the Americas 2009

26-28th February 2009

Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Beach, FL





(Santa Ana, CA: February 26th, 2009) At Graphics of the Americas 2009, Duplo USA Corporation is showcasing its latest finishing solutions including new modular configurations which add further capabilities to its already versatile products.


On display for the first time at Graphics of the Americas are Duplo’s DC-645

Production Color Finisher in-line with a new knife folder, the mid-range System 3500 Bookletmaking System incorporating a DC-10/60 collator with the new DBM-350/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer, the entry-level DP-J450 Duplicator, and the DFC-120 Roller-Feed Collator which can be used in conjunction with the DBM-120/T Bookletmaker and Trimmer.  Visitors can also see the Ultra 205A UV Coater with the optional SF-205A Feeder, DPB-500 Perfect Binder and flagship System 5000 Collating and Bookletmaking System.


DC-645 Production Color Finisher with New Conveyor/Folder/Stacker

Duplo has added a knife folding option to the versatile DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, thus hugely extending the on-line capability of the production color finisher. By incorporating folding into the single system operation, printers can now fully finish different applications such as greeting cards, folded ‘tent’ business cards, brochures and much more.


The knife folder incorporates two knife folds making it also ideal for parallel fold applications such as letter folds. With a speed of up to 50 sheets per minute, the new folder fully matches the capabilities of the DC-645 and can also be by-passed for no-fold applications from the DC-645. The finished documents are then stacked in a 15.75” capacity stacker specifically designed to neatly stack and retain even heavier jobs such as folded card stocks.


The flexibility of the DC-645 programming means that all configurations are simple to set up and easy to adjust to suit customer requirements.


System 3500 Bookletmaking System

At Graphics of the Americas, Duplo is displaying the mid-range System 3500 which incorporates up to two DC-10/60 collators with the new DBM-350/T bookletmaker and trimmer.  The fully-automatic DBM-350 bookletmaker/trimmer fits between Duplo’s established low-end bookletmaker DBM-120/T and its high-end counterpart the DBM-500/T and, as such, provides an alternative according to production requirements and budgetary needs.  Offering stitching heads, speeds of up to 3,000 books an hour, and fully automated set-up, the DBM-350/T is an extremely productive and professional solution. The flexible bookletmaker easily accommodates a range from on-demand applications such as CD and DVD covers through to 5.5” x 8.5” to 8.5” x 11” finished booklets of up to 80 pages.


The ability of the DBM-350/T to handle set-by-set and sheet-by-sheet output with equal ease means that it can be connected to Duplo’s collating systems or dynamic sheet feeders, making it ideal for printers making the transition from offset to digital, allowing them to incorporate color content and variable data into their finishing solutions.


Ultra 205A UV Coater

Duplo is also showing its fully automatic and user-friendly Ultra 205A UV Coater with optional SF-205A Feeder.  Delivering variable speeds between 32 to 120 feet per minute, the Ultra 205A cost-effectively adds quality, high gloss or satin finishes to an array of offset and digitally printed documents up to 20.5” in width.


The Ultra 205A ensures overall quality of printed output is increased as more vibrancy and richness is added to colors and hues, while ensuring protection from scratching and fingerprints. This makes the Ultra 205A perfectly suited to applications such as book covers, calendars, business cards, brochures, posters and mailers.


In addition, the compact Ultra 205A UV Coater enables easy set-up and operation and features a number of efficiency enhancing attributes. These include a large and intuitive LCD touch screen panel which, via an innovative troubleshooting diagram, allows users to quickly make adjustments. Users also benefit from a self-centering and self-tensioning conveyor belt which automatically readjusts to keep output media neatly stacked.


Further efficiencies are gained thanks to the Ultra 205A’s metering roller speed adjustment which evenly sets the level of coating required, while the built-in self cleaning system ensures post-production labor is reduced.


DFC-120 Roller-Feed Collator

Incorporating a number of improved features to boost productivity in smaller print shops, in-plants, offices and corporate reproduction departments, the DFC-120 roller-feed collator replaces its predecessor, the DFC-12 machine, and is available in 12- or 24-station configurations.  A more durable ceramic paper-feeding roller has been added to the new collator to ensure consistent paper feeding.  The DFC-120 has a deeper stacker able to hold a capacity of up to 78mm, resulting in less user intervention.  The collating trays can also be set to straight or offset collating modes, depending on specific job requirements.  The collator automatically stops when the catch tray is full. 


The DFC-120 Collator can be used in conjunction with the DBM-120 Bookletmaker and DBM-120T Trimmer to create a reliable and cost-effective print finishing system which can collate, staple, fold and trim to produce a variety of applications.  This high-performance and space-saving system provides the functionality usually reserved for much larger finishing equipment.  With a faster output speed of up to 4,200 sets per hour or 2,400 sets per hour when the DFC-120 is used in conjunction with a bookletmaking system, the versatile collator can also be linked to a second tower to make a 24-station model. 


DP-J450 Duplicator

Duplo’s DP-J450 Duplicator is an entry-level 300 x 600 dpi 11”x17” printer, engineered for economy and ultra-low energy use, with a built-in book scanner designed to meet the needs of quick printers as well as the office environment.  This new model features High Resolution Imaging (HRi), which is achieved through the combination of master material, high carbon soy ink and quality thermal print heads resulting in outstanding quality output with rich, unbroken solid print.


Offering superb paper handling via its three wheel feeding system, the DP-J450 offers economical printing of up to 120 pages per minute, with the cost-per-copy decreasing rapidly as the print quantity increases.  In addition, its range of 12 standard inks and optional spot color matching service ensures all color copying options are catered for.  USB 2.0 connectivity is also optional, allowing direct connection to PC and Mac-based platforms.




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