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Allen Print installs Certified Series Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder


April 12, 2022
By PrintAction Staff
Cameron Struthers of Allen Graphics shows off materials produced on the new DPB-500. Photo courtesy Sydney Stone

Allen Print of Dartmouth, N.S., recently installed a Certified Series Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder.

Owner Cameron Struthers saw the writing on the wall: In order to remain competitive, you need to change and grow with your market. So he decided to sell off a much larger perfect binding line in order to focus on high-quality, short-run book printing and binding jobs.

He chose the DPB-500 Perfect Binder, which can produce books up to 2-in. thick and does up to 525 cycles per hour. The cover automatically feeds into position, the book block is moved across the milling and notching station to properly prepare the spine for strong glue penetration, and a large glue tank with two heated drums and two side gluing wheels is used to bind the edge of the cover to the side of the book block.

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The clamp can also automatically adjust to process variable thicknesses and set the nipping and hinge scoring station for precision book binding, making it ideal for short to medium runs and variable productions.