The Duplo UD-300 Die Cutter.
The Standard Horizon BQ-280PUR perfect binder.
Spiel Associates’ new Sterling Digibinder Plus perfect binder.
High Quality, Low Cost
Designed for high-quality, low-cost output in production environments, the new Ricoh Pro C5100s digital color printer prints 65 color prints per minute at resolutions up to 1,200x4,800 dpi. Its Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology emits laser beams to adjust to sheet expansion and contraction, minimizing color shift. The printer automatically readjusts paper to align front and back registration for more accurate printing during long print runs. An elastic fusing belt ensures more consistent transfer and toner adhesion on specialty stocks. Trained users can key units and consumables without technical assistance. —www.ricoh-usa.com
Mobile Print/Scan App
Canon U.S.A. has released a mobile print and scan solution that easily integrates Android devices with MEAP-enabled Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageRUNNER multifunction products. The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile V2.0 mobile client app for Android devices (available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore) provides the ability to print from and scan to Android devices. Users can print directly from a website to a compatible MEAP-enabled Canon MFP. By integrating with Canon MFP authentication methods, the app allows tracking and monitoring of users’ mobile printing activity. —www.usa.canon.com
Based on the success of its Sterling Digibinder, introduced in 2004, Spiel Associates has released the Sterling Digibinder Plus perfect binder. Like its predecessor, the machine perfect binds books, pads and book blocks for case binding up to 2.25˝ thick. It binds offset and coated stock, as well as tricky stocks that are wax based or oil infused. The Digibinder Plus adds a stand, a safety cover, vacuum waste removal and an extra-heavy-duty roughing and notching blade. This affordable machine will reportedly allow even small shops to bring perfect binding in-house. —www.spielassociates.com
New Die Cutter
The UD-300 Die Cutter from Duplo USA produces a variety of digital print and packaging products such as custom-shaped brochures and direct mailers, retail packages, labels and folded boxes in quantities as low as one. Designed for use with flexible dies, the UD-300 performs multiple cuts, slits, slit-scores, perforations, window punches and kiss cuts for multiple-up pieces on a range of paper stock up to 14x20˝ at up to 3,000 sheets per hour. —www.duplousa.com
Single-clamp PUR Binding
The new Standard Horizon BQ-280PUR perfect binder is designed for short-run, high quality, single-clamp PUR binding. Loading and unloading are at the same location, allowing for single-person operation. Its automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system provides consistent measurement of book block thickness every time, eliminating operator discrepancy. Book thickness is automatically measured by placing the book block into the digital caliper. Using environmentally friendly PUR glue, the binder is designed to handle production of digitally printed books and ultra short-run work. It boasts production speeds up to 500 cycles/hour (or 350-400 books/hour). Its new large color touchscreen uses intuitive icons for a simple interface. —www.sdmc.com