Auther: Brendan Perring, IPIA
Duplo has launched a new Industry 4.0-enabled cutting solution engineered to enhance real productivity. Print producers require more than just speed, accuracy and versatility from their cutting solutions, which is why Duplo is launching its new DC-648 slitter/cutter/creaser.
Peter Dyson, Product Marketing Manager at Duplo International comments: “Constant advances in technology and trends in the wider society, make today’s print environment a challenging place, where the printer that stands still is soon overtaken by the competition. The DC-648 is our latest platform packed with new features to help a user grow their production volume of a wide variety of quality colour print, capturing a bigger slice of profit. Looking beyond treating running speed crudely as a key attribute, Duplo has added features to support Industry 4.0, as well as increased integration with Efi Fiery workflows.”
Cutting is an essential part of print finishing, which also means it is where production bottlenecks easily occur. The constant race to produce faster, in smaller volumes but increased complexity, means that having a high performing mechanical solution is no longer enough.
One unexpected legacy of the last two years involves the shortage of skilled staff, leaving printshops in the position where they need to maintain production and delivery commitments using inexperienced staff, or just the same with less personnel as they juggle the challenges of unpredictable availability. When considering their print finishing approach, especially with a desire to do more in-house, printers now need to look at their overall production environment, and this is where Duplo’s new DC-648 raises the bar significantly.
Like the other Duplo DC family, the DC-648 has been designed to allow one operator to fulfil multiple finishing processes in one pass. Speed, durability, and versatility have been enhanced, but where the DC-648 stands out is through its greater automation, ease of use and connectivity into the user’s workflow. This creates efficiency that brings multiple benefits across the customer’s business such as reduced waste, increased accuracy and reduced set up times.