Santa Ana, Calif. (September 27, 2019): Duplo USA Corporation, the leading provider of innovative print finishing solutions, has announced the launch of the DC-618 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. The newest addition to its signature line of fully automated finishers will be showcased at PRINT 19 in Chicago then PRINTING United in Dallas.

Duplo’s all-in-one Slitter/Cutter/Creasers remain the top choice among digital printers thanks to their established reputation for incredible precision, reliability and productivity - and the DC-618 is no different. Offering significant enhancements over its predecessor DC-616 Pro, the DC-618 delivers output at a faster speed and on heavier stock. Duplo also gave the PC Controller software and LCD control panel interfaces a facelift to make them more intuitive and user-friendly for in-plants and commercial printers looking to automate their short-run finishing.

With the ability to perform up to 6 slits, 30 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass, the DC-618 produces applications such as business cards, postcards, brochures and book covers with a full-bleed finish. Processing speed has been boosted from 10 to 23 sheets per minute and paper weight specifications have increased from 350 to 400 gsm. It comes loaded with standard features including an automatic barcode and registration mark scanner, ultrasonic double feed detection and long paper tray. The workflow integration between EFI’s Fiery® Impose and the Slitter/Cutter/Creasers has been carried over as well to streamline the job preparation process in Fiery Driven™ print environments by applying imposition, barcodes and registration marks for accurate finishing.

“Duplo has made our best-selling machine even better and more versatile. The DC-618 is the most advanced solution Duplo has created and will truly be a game changer in this segment of the market,” says Rick Salinas, Vice President of Marketing at Duplo USA. “For over 20 years, Duplo has set the bar for automated cut sheet finishing and we’re proud to present the latest entry in our industry-leading lineup.”