Digital printing company Telford Repro has extended its range of Duplo finishing equipment with a Duplo DC-616 PRO Slitter/
Cutter/Creaser, purchased through its longstanding supplier, Docu-Finish Solutions in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.
The all-digital operation has been in business since 1994 and today runs four high-powered Konica Minolta digital presses that are printing short run, fast turnaround work that is generally despatched same-day. Just over a year ago, the company invested in a Duplo DBM-150 booklet maker with DSF-2200 sheet feeder to take some of the pressure off of the finishing department, but bottlenecks remained in the process, with sheets of business cards, for example, having to be cut on a guillotine, and creasing on an offline rotary creaser.
Telford Repro went back to Docu-Finish Solutions for advice, and the Duplo reseller suggested the DC-616 PRO system.
Capable of up to 25 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass, the automated multi-function finishing system is compact and easy to use, with PC controller software and touchscreen operation.
As well as slitting, cutting and creasing, it can perforate in the same pass.
“We looked at Duplo and the competitors and we found that the DC-616 PRO just did that little bit more,” said Peter Llewellyn, Managing Director of Telford Repro. “It had one or two aspects, such as the types of creasing and number of cuts, that singled it out as the most suitable for the applications we run.
“The new machine enables us to put an SRA3 sheet of business cards in one end and it cuts, separates and provides ready-stacked business cards at the other. It also creases and trims very accurately. The automated, barcode-driven set-up process means we can load it up and walk away to do something else, and we know the output will be good. We’ve only had it for a couple of months but already it has proved to be extremely benefiial and certainly has saved us a lot of time, which saves us money. It has proved to be a great acquisition.”
Stuart Granger of reseller Docu-Finish Solutions said: “The objective for Telford Repro is to become as automated as possible, and the DC-616 PRO will speed up their entire slitting, cutting and creasing process, as well as giving them better accuracy they had before.”