Duplo brings excitement back into the stitched booklet – World Book Day

12/03/2019

Books are integral part of my personal and professional life. I am lucky to be part of a Duplo family where I am responsible for marketing and developing perfect binding and bookletmaking technologies for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia markets. I’d like to spend some time reflecting with you on how Duplo has helped the print industry to evolve from long run offset to short run digital and much more. 

Automated precision is ingrained in our DNA and in our entire bookletmaking range. Duplo was the first company to introduce a fully automatic bookletmaker, the DBM-100 and DBM-200 in 1995. Since then we have come a long way. Fast forward to 2012, Duplo launched the world’s first truly digital saddle stitcher bringing automation to saddle stitching technology which also allowed commercial printers to produce A4 landscape booklets. 

In 2013, Duplo launched the PFi BIND range to deskill and democratise PUR perfect binding operations. Allowing in-plants and high street digital printers to bring PUR perfect binding jobs in-house and to embrace the digital revolution. The latest PFi BIND 2100 takes automation to a newer height and also makes the cleaning and maintenance process redundant.

In June 2018, Duplo launched its new generation of the iSaddle. With a craft of new features and improvements, it allows commercial, digital and in-plants printers to create more than just A4 and A5 booklets.

It allows for the production of specialised books which were previously only produced by hand. This enables printers to differentiate themselves by producing high value applications, which they can upsell to their existing customer base or even cater to the luxury segment of several industries such as fashion, event and exhibitions, to mention a few.  

Did you know, the iSaddle is the only saddle stitcher in the world which can produce a booklet from 6 different sheet sizes in one pass without operator intervention? The application possibilities are endless! Creativity at its best!

“We simply can’t survive without our Duplo solution! It is a key integral part of HPS and our finishing solutions to our customers. With the Duplo iSaddle we have been able to reach more customers and increase the turnover of our business and customer satisfaction. The product is extremely reliable and coupled with Duplo’s excellent support we are one happy customer!” Geoff Stone, Director, Hardings Print Solutions. 

By Amey Alshi Product Champion at Duplo International 

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