|DUPLO SPEARHEADS FINISHING MARKET WITH NEW FOLDING OPTION
Duplo International has extended the inline capabilities of its popular DC-645 slitter/cutter/creaser and DC-445 creaser range by adding a knife fold attachment to the single system operation. With the new Integrated Folding System, printers can now fully finish different applications such as greeting cards, CD covers, folded 'tent' business cards, brochures, leaflets and many more without additional operators.
The knife folder incorporates two knife folds making it ideal for parallel fold applications such as letter and gate folds. With a speed of up to 50 sheets per minute, the new folder matches the capabilities of Duplo's creasers and can also be by-passed for no-fold applications.
The Integrated Folding System can also incorporate other elements such as a cross-and straight-conveyor as well as simple and more sophisticated high capacity stackers specifically designed to neatly stack and retain even heavier jobs such as folded card stock. The cross-conveyor version keeps single batch outputs in sequence for applications such as photos, coupons and personalised direct mail.
The modular range enables customers to configure as many as eighteen different arrangements to suit their individual requirements and match the flexibility of jobs that can be run on the Duplo range of finishers for digital colour print. As a result, the Integrated Folding System can easily handle items printed in multiple-up formats, making it suitable for general commercial folding applications as well as sorting requirements for sequentially printed jobs.
Comments Peter Jolly, Marketing Manager, Duplo UK: "Our DC-645 slitter/cutter/creaser and the DC-445 creaser have been extremely successful in the growing Print on Demand market. Companies need to do small jobs very quickly and accurately so it's vital that margins gained during the printing process will not be lost in the finishing department. By adding a conveyor, folder and stacker option to our creaser product range, the flexible Integrated Folding System allows printers to automate the complete job set-up from one point and finish work in one pass with only one operator, resulting in considerable cost savings."