CJB to unveil new Duplo kit at open house

During an open house event on 12 and 13 October at its Leicester HQ, CJB will launch the Duplo DP-X550 A3 Duprinter to the UK market. The device scans and prints from a master with a top printing speed of 155/min and resolution up to 300x600dpi and a scanning resolution of 600x900dpi.

The DP-X550, which is suitable for producing items such as menus, classroom handouts, newsletters, instructions sheets and direct mail, features a full colour touch panel and can handle paper sizes from 100x148mm to 320x450mm and 45-210gsm weight.

It comes with a variety of optional extras including an A4 size drum, a master box security lock, double feed detection envelope and postcard feed kit and stacker, various kits for long, narrow, heavy or light paper and a long paper mode of up to 540mm. The device has a small in-use footprint of 1,405x690x715mm, while additional castors mean it can be moved about.

CJB owner Carl Boulter said the DP-X550 duplicator was a particularly attractive option for reducing costs, where super high quality work was not a top priority.

“Click counts are getting more expensive for what could be simple work, and duplicators like this are an awful lot cheaper per click than many other options if you have the right work for them.

So schools or other places doing newsletters or flyers, for example, would really benefit and likewise printers doing the same work,” he explained.

“Because it makes a master and prints from that rather than repeatedly copying, it is very quick and very low cost as long as you use it for the right volume of work. You are just paying for the master and then a tiny fraction of a cost per sheet after that,” he added.

Other devices on show for the first time in the UK include the Ideal 56 guillotine, announced in June this year. According to the manufacturer, the circa-GBP15,000 device has a 40% faster cutting process than earlier machines, has 50% higher maximum pressing pressure, and the backgauge is now 100% faster, at up to approximately 100mm/sec.

Also getting its UK unveiling is the DF-1300L air suction folder for long sheet formats.

The compact device can fold sheets up to 648mm in length. It can handle formats such as a six-panel A4 tri-fold leaflet, or a 4pp A4 landscape brochure and folds up to 310 sheets/min. The DF-1300L is particularly targeted at in-house marketing divisions looking to produce their own professional and creative marketing materials. 

Speaking to Printweek at its launch in March this year, Duplo International sales marketing strategist Peter Dyson said the DF-1300 was designed to fill the gap between simple office folders that have friction feed for basic letters, invoices and general office folding, and the floor standing folders found in a small commercial printer.

Other devices on show at next week’s event will include the DC-618 automatic multi-finisher, DC-446 creaser, DBM-150 bookletmaker, Multigraf CF375 creaser/folder, and Ideal 5560 and 4855 precision guillotines.

Speaking about the open house, Boulter said: “We pride ourselves in our relationship with customers over our 26 years of business.

During the pandemic we’ve lost a bit of that in-person connection as we all struggled to meet in person so we want to build that back with our existing local customer base and invite new customers along.

“We want to make people aware of what’s out there to help their businesses because things have changed.

It’s a fact that businesses have changed shape and need to produce work in a more automated way and the new technology that we are showing can help that.

“Print has obviously suffered during the pandemic and I feel it will come back strongly but only if we work together with other businesses,” he added.

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