Duplo launches high-volume booklet maker

Duplo has launched a new flagship 600i booklet maker for high-volume printing operations, producing up to 9000 booklets an hour.

Jimmy Neon, product manager at Australian distributor Neopost, says the machine is significantly faster than its 500i predecessor and is a good fit for medium and large printers.

“It is perfect for any high-volume offset operation, and any digital printer with an iGen, Nexpress, Indigo, or any other high-end digital machine,” he says.

“With a job changeover time of less than a minute it is versatile enough to handle a wide variety of jobs that have high volume per hour.”

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Neon says the 600i can do any sheet size up to SRA3, including landscape A4 with the 500i could not do – a format that is ‘getting more popular’.

The machine is a fully automated stitching, folding and trimming device that uses ultra-sonic technology, combining the DSC-10/60i Collator Towers and the DBM-600 booklet maker and trimmer.

It can reach speeds of up to 5200 booklets an hour or 9000 when used with the optional DKT-200 two-knife trimmer, which also allows the user to take printed SRA3 or B3 sheets directly from the press and finish the booklet in one operation.

The 600i has more than 25 configurations that can combine suction, collators, sheet feeders and slit, cut, crease, squarefold and three-knife trimming operations.

It can handle a minimum booklet size of 90x75mm up to a maximum of 350x254mm and stock weights of 50-300gsm.

Printers can pre-order the 600i now from Neopost, with the first units to arrive in Australia next month.

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