EFI and Duplo have announced an integration between EFI’s Fiery production workflow for digital print devices and Duplo’s slitter cutter creasers.

T S Wilson Jnr supplies Duplo in New Zealand.

The companies say the new offering enables operators to save up to 70 per cent of set-up time.

John Henze, vice president of sales and marketing for EFI Fiery, says, “Manual processes in digital print production workflows create bottlenecks that take up too much time, so this new integration for Fiery workflows with Duplo devices is an important new development for customers. This is another example of how Fiery solutions can easily integrate beyond printing to enable customers to be more productive and profitable.”

In New Zealand, T S Wilson Jnr supplies the DC- 646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. The new integration connects Duplo devices to Fiery Impose software, giving users an automatically generated, accurate preview of slit, cut, and crease locations in their printing jobs.

Users also can save new layouts as templates to automate imposition on future jobs. And, using Fiery Impose’s existing Duplo barcode support, users can load printed jobs directly into the DC-646 and let the finisher perform automatic setup for the job based on the barcode.

Support for the Duplo DC-646 will be available later this year.

Kevin Chen, product manager at Duplo USA, says, “EFI and Duplo customers will definitely save time by eliminating the need for manual data entry and setup of finishing information in Fiery digital printing workflows.

“Our collaborative efforts for this automated solution will also reduce human setup errors, plus users now will have the ability to quickly verify job designs with a visual preview of finishing lines before printing.”

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