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drupa presence repays Duplo
Duplo (Hall 13, stand B53) has sold its first machine off its stand at drupa and has launched several enhancements for its D745 slitter/cutter/creaser.
The company secured a €150,000 sale of a Kongsberg iXE-10 digital die-cutting line to UK-based commercial printer Sense Creative. Duplo is a reseller for the Kongsberg machines.
“After making a €450,000 investment in digital print in the past two years we felt we needed to look at our finishing capability,” said Tim Thompson, Sense Creative’s owner. “This machine enables us to provide our customers with a diverse mix of products. We could literally think up an idea on a Friday and have it live on the site on a Monday thanks to the range of this machine."
He added that the machine’s automation would mean greater productivity and lower staffing requirements. Thompson said he came to drupa specifically to see the capability of the new automated features on the machine and was immediately convinced of its potential. “We had previously seen a video of the automation, but as soon as we saw it in the flesh we knew it was what we needed,” he said.
Duplo has also highlighted three enhancements to its DC745 slitter/cutter/creaser. The machine can now come with an embossing unit, an integrated folding line and a dynamic perforator.
“The embossing is a really exciting development for the machine as it opens up new markets for our customers,” explained Andy Pike, Duplo UK marketing manager. “The dynamic perforation tool, meanwhile enables a host of exciting applications, including for temporary cards, and the integrated folding line brings efficiency gains and a solution our customers have been asking us to provide.”