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Duplo develops iSaddle 5.0

Duplo has launched iSaddle 5.0, a new saddle stitch system said to combine traditional stitched booklet production on a saddle, with the versatility needed for short run operation in today’s fast changing commercial print environment.

 

iSaddle 5.0 is the next iteration of Duplo’s flagship iSaddle system. Highlighting the trend towards shorter runs with faster delivery times, Duplo noted that iSaddle 5.0 has been engineered to provide flexibility in format and production requirements whilst achieving high quality results.

 

The machine is said to provide the convenience of production from a flat sheet, combined with features to produce a wide range of profitable applications. Complete automation and intuitive programming make it possible for a single operator to perform changeover in minimal time, thus swiftly and easily tackling a wide range of formats from the very small to oversize A4 landscape with no manual intervention. The versatile and superior suction feed collators enable quick make-ready between different formats and media printed on both litho and digital presses.  

 

A wide range of booklets can be produced using iSaddle 5.0, removing the need to sub-contract complex finishing and bringing in more revenue. In addition to simple booklets, the iSaddle 5.0 can handle covers with pockets and flaps, as well as produce stepped format pages made from up to six different sized sheets within the booklet.

 

As well as shorter runs, iSaddle 5.0 can handle longer runs as well, as evidenced by totally new DKTS-200 trimmer, which will finish a book with a three or five knife trim, allowing 2-up layouts of small format books and so doubling the speed of production.

 

Marine Kerivel-Brown, international marketing manager at Duplo, said, ‘We at Duplo recognise the pressures our customers are facing, and are proud to produce a flagship product that enables the versatility, flexibility and reliability that are key factors in helping any business survive. We have a constant eye on the need to reduce waste, whether that is in physically spoiled sheets during set-up or production, or wasted time and resources needed to get the job done. With the efficiencies the iSaddle provides, the savings can generate a leaner and more profitable print environment.’