At the upcoming Dscoop8 conference, an annual gathering of HP technology users, taking place February 21 to 23 in Nashville, Duplo plans to unveil its new Ultra 300Ai UV coater fully integrated inline with an HP Indigo 7600 digital press.
The Ultra 300Ai is designed to protect print from scratches and scuffs when running at high press speeds, reaching up to 148 feet (45 metres) per minute. The new Duplo coater can apply a gloss or satin finish on substrates up to 350 gsm, and paper sizes up to 13×19 inches.
The Ultra 300Ai is connectable inline with any HP Indigo 7×00 series press. The electronic interface provides bi-directional communication that will alert the press to stop in the event a paper jam occurs in the UV coater. The Ultra 300Ai can also be used near-line or off-line using an optional high-capacity, air-suction feeder. The Ultra 300Ai features what Duplo refers to as an intelligent control system for producing coated sheets with a smear-free finish.
While at Dscoop8, Duplo also plans to exhibit its DC-745 slitter/cutter/creaser and the DFS-3500 full-bleed bookletmaking system. The DC-745 is describes as Duplo’s most powerful all-in-one finishing system, performing up to 10 slits, 25 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass.
Combining the creasing and slitting functions of the DC-445 creaser with the stitching, folding and trimming capabilities of the mid-range DBM-350 bookletmaker, the DFS-3500 bookletmaking system is described by Duplo as an all-in-one solution for lower volume jobs.