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The very latest in Print Finishing Systems will be demonstrated at the Duplo International Stand B53 in Hall 13. (Also for more information follow the #DuploDrupa on Twitter). By increasing the company’s footprint at DRUPA 2012 by 50%, it gives an even greater breadth of finishing equipment and in particular three examples of Duplo’s newly launched DBMi Saddle System.

Duplo shares the space alongside its valued German distributor FKS and eye catching overhead signage indicate the sections for Bindery, Saddle Stitching and Digital Finishing.

Saddle Stitching

The new DBMi Saddle System (#DuploDBMi) provides Book production for both Digital and Offset presses and with fast “make-ready” times of approximately  60 seconds and book thicknesses up to 120 pages it accommodates a large variety of formats including the increasingly popular A4 landscape size, right down to formats as small as 90mm x 75mm. It incorporates the latest technology allowing the totally automatic set up of all book parameters to be accurately and precisely registered.

http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/saddle-stitchers/dbmi-saddle-system

Digital Finishing

DC-745 Production Colour Finisher with Integrated Folding System is the latest multi-function finishing machine in Duplo’s range designed for high volume digital colour print.   Automated Precision is exemplified by the integrated control provided in one pass for cutting, creasing and perforating operations in one pass.  Also featured is slit-scoring which is very popular for professional quality greetings cards.    Duplo will be showing for the first time a number of further enhancements to the range which include Strike Perforation (for stop/start perforating ideal for tear -out coupons and tickets), Embossing and Die-Cutting, and the Integrated Folding System which is the final step in complete single pass production of folded leaflets, greetings cards and mailing pieces.

http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/slitter-cutter-creaser/dc-745

Digital System 5000 Pro – a high performance digital bookletmaker – accepts sets of sequential printed sheets directly from a digital press then creases, slits, stitches, folds and trims to produce a complete high quality finished booklet in one pass.

It includes the high speed 400 sheets a minute Document Sheet Feeder 5000 which can merge digital and offset, mono and colour printed pages into one complete booklet.    Popular with commercial printers producing high volumes of digital print, the combination of barcode control with job report and auditing features make this system particularly attractive for producing high-value personalised booklets such as financial investment, insurance and pension policies.

http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/bookletmakers/digital-system-5000pro

Ultra 200A is suitable for both digital and offset environments. When Gloss, Matt or Silk or Satin finishes are required then UV coating continues to be an increasingly popular and less expensive alternative to lamination. The heavy duty Ultra 200A is operated by a simple key pad control and offers many significant benefits, including a long internal conveyor for improved double sided coating quality, and a double sheet detection system. A fully automatic cleaning process and an enclosed UV lamp chamber provides for a quick and safe operation at all times.

http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/uv-coaters/ultra-200-uv-coater

Bindery

The highlight in the Bindery Section is the new FKS PrintBind KB-4000PUR is a single clamp binder offering high quality, on-demand PUR binding. The KB-4000 utilises the benefits of both PUR and EVA Hotmelt glues. PUR is applied down the spine of the book providing a strong and durable finish. The book block is then side glued using the quick drying Hotmelt glue, allowing the operator to handle the book soon after being produced. The PUR binder features a closed tank system, as a result, no fumes are emitted and the PUR glue inside the system is preserved for longer.    http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/perfect-binders/kb-4000-pur

The DPB-500PUR binder offers an extremely high degree of accuracy and security for both Offset and Digital perfect bound books. The DPB-500 PUR incorporates a fully automatic process allowing the operator to simply access from one of 20 job memories, via the touch screen monitor. All book parameters are accurately positioned within 30 seconds providing maximum productivity and precision at all times. The DPB-500PUR can be programmed to accommodate a range of specifications including book thickness, side gluing and cover scoring.

http://www.duplointernational.eu/products/perfect-binders/dpb-500-pur

For further information contact

Samantha Mee

International Marketing Communications Manager

Email: Samantha.Mee@duplointernational.com

IS IT NECESSARY FOR COMPANIES IN THE PRINT INDUSTRY TO ADOPT SOCIAL MEDIA?

Duplo International is the world leader in print finishing. It has over 40 years of experience in bookletmaking and print finishing related products. Automated precision, innovation and superior quality are at the heart of all Duplo products. In the past Duplo International was quite traditional in its approach towards communication. We mainly used three mediums to distribute our content:

1)      Email

2)      Marketing Resource Centre

3)      Website

Our content comprised of product brochures, videos, case studies, product packs, product bulletins and press releases to mention a few. We were using a passive approach that is asking our customers to come to us if they need any information about our products. It was a one way communication but in some cases feedback was possible from the receiver of our content. We agree that we never had a marketing budget of certain blue chip companies but still we were successful in positioning our brand to be the most trusted brand in the print finishing industry.

Social media was once the exclusive roaming ground of teenagers, but not anymore. As Twitter and LinkedIn have taken off with astounding success in the business arena. We at Duplo International have revised our communication strategy to exploit these new tools. Now, we will be actively using 7 channels to distribute our content:

4)      Twitter

5)      LinkedIn

6)      YouTube

7)      Blogs

These channels will help us to distribute the content to the place where our target audience is. It will also open up new avenues for us such as brand awareness, lead generation and customer service and engagement to mention a few. In today’s context the role of International Product Marketing Director has changed, no longer is it about being responsible in the development of new products and markets but now also to fill the sales pipeline. Social media will truly change the way we are communicating with our customers and prospects.  We are totally convinced that developing a social media presence will open up a whole new set of tools for driving your customers to turn their print into more than just a paper.

We are taking this step to build our future and we invite all of you to join us. Let’s make a better and stronger community.

Kind regards,

Bruno Picquet

International Marketing Director