Duplo has commercially released the DC-646 slitter/cutter/creaser for the United States, Canadian and Latin American markets. The technology was first introduced at PRINT 13 to handle a range of print work primarily produced on colour toner presses.
The DC-646 can produce up to eight slits, 25 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass, while also providing full bleed to eliminate white borders and preventing toner cracking on fold lines up to 30 sheets per minute. The DC-646 can be equipped with optional rotary tool and cross perforating modules, both with strike-perforating capabilities.
With Duplo’s new technology, users can create 24-up business cards on 12 x 18 or 36-up on 14 x 26 paper sizes, slit-score greeting cards, micro-perforated coupons, direct mailers with tear-away cards.
The DC-646 features a PC Controller and comes with a built-in CCD scanner, making it possible to recall any job stored in memory by reading the printed barcode and automatically setting up the job. The scanner reads registration marks as well to correct the sheet-by-sheet image shift. Users can apply barcodes and registration marks with the EFI Fiery Command Workstation impose tool (Fiery System 10 or newer).
“The DC-646 was a huge hit at PRINT 13 and sold out at the show. Customers were very impressed with the additional capabilities and its price point comparable to the DC-645 model,” stated Si Nguyen, Vice President of Sales at Duplo USA. “In a few months, customers will be able to add folding capabilities for even more versatility.”
The DC-646 will be configurable with the Integrated Folding System which performs as an in-line folder, creating a solution that slits/cuts/creases and folds in a single pass.