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Duplo DC618 PRO Slitter, Cutter & Creaser

  • Fully automated multi-function finishing solution
  • Comes complete with touchscreen PC Controller and Duplo Software
  • Slit, Cut, Crease & Perforate in a single pass
  • Automates the complete finishing cycle in one pass
  • Replaces the guillotining process within a digital print environment
  • Integrate with Fiery Impose to streamline your production workflow
  • Unattended operation thanks to Barcode Reader
  • New modular design allows the machine to adapt and change in line with your business
  • Top feed vacuum technology
  • 100mm feeder capacity for uninterrupted production
  • Colour LCD Control panel with 250 program memory
  • Optional PC Controller with Duplo software
  • Apply up to 6 slits, 20 creases and 30 guillotine cuts
  • Electronic depth adjustment of crease depth
  • Reversible crease tool for perfect creasing on thin & thick stocks
  • Handles a Wide Variety of Media Types – Coated, Uncoated and Laminated materials
  • Process up to 23 sheets per minute
  • Rotary Stop/Start and Skip Perforation options
  • Cross Perforation options
  • Very Economical to Run
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Alliance Package Included

The Duplo DC618 PRO is the perfect option for the short-run on-demand digital printer. The same model as the standard Duplo DC618 but with the PC Controller and Duplo Software included as standard. With the ability to process up to 6 slits, 30 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass, the DC-618 delivers full-bleed applications at impressive speeds. Up to 23 sheets per minute can be processed without white borders and toner cracking for a clean finish. Bring your print finishing in-house with the Duplo DC618!

The DC-618 comes equipped with rotary slitters, a guillotine cutter and a depth adjustable creaser; Which together with options providing perforating and scoring, offers the versatility of multiple devices in one integrated system. The newly designed automatic 8-belt feeder ensures the consistent delivery of sheets with no risk of marking. If using digital stocks with high levels of static, the standard fit air knife can assist with sheet separation. The new option of a Side Air Kit further enhances the feed capabilities on longer sheet lengths up to 1,200mm. An ultrasonic double feed detector, which measures the air gap in each sheet, further secures the production process. Forward and reverse jogger functions make retrieval of mis-feeds or jams easy.

A New PC Controller to Enhance Productivity

Using the Window PC user interface, even inexperienced operators can program jobs with ease. Make quick adjustments, and save an unlimited number of jobs on the hard drive for instant format changes. Review and edit jobs even while the DC618 is running, further reducing operator setup time and increasing efficiency. Alternatively, operators can use the colour LCD control panel for set-up and use it to save up to 250 jobs into the built in memory.

Extend the possibilities with multiple finishing options

Optimise layout and productivity to create a wide range of high-value complex applications such as tear-off tickets or reply cards.

Perforation Module – Manual setup with two tools for continuous perforations or creases in the direction of paper movement.

Rotary Tool Module – Similar to the Perforator, but with automated positioning and adjustment. Perforations can stop/start in programmable positions along the sheet in the direction of paper movement.

Cross Perforation Module – Creates multiple stop/start perforations in programmable positions across the sheet.

Automated Prepress & Finishing with EFI Fiery Print Services

Save up to 70% in set-up time by automating job preparation and eliminating manual data entry with Fiery Impose in Fiery driven print environments. Use Duplo imposition templates for Fiery Impose that match the finishing templates on the DC618. Create custom layout jobs on the PC Controller, import into Fiery Impose and instantly see a preview of the finishing lines to verify job designs before printing. This integration offers timesaving workflows, reduces errors, and accelerates turnaround times.

Automatic Barcode and Registration Mark Scanner

Using the built-in CCD to read a printed barcode, the DC618 will recall the job from memory and automatically setup, reducing changeover time and errors. In this way, varied jobs can be loaded and run automatically while the operator attends to other tasks. The automation is complemented by a second feature of the CCD, to read a printed mark and compensate for any horizontal or vertical movement in the image. Ensuring precision finishing every time.

Why Duplo?

Duplo is a Japanese company which was established in 1951. Manufacturing one of the first duplicators in the print industry. In 1959, Duplo got its name “Duplo” coming from the word “Duplicator”. Duplo is now the leading supplier of print finishing equipment in the world having launched over 50 product ranges.

Today Duplo is dedicated to turning paper into great communication, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with printed media. Duplo lead the world in the field of Multi Function Finishing Machines with the DC618, DC648 & DC746. Duplo were the first to bring this style of machine to market with the latest evolutions offering incredible performance and automation. Their booklet making ranges are just as impressive, starting with the entry level DBM150 through to the iSaddle systems, a solution for every requirement.

5 Reasons to Buy a Duplo DC618 PRO

  • Fully automated multi-function finishing solution with PC Controller
  • Slit, Cut, Crease & Perforate in a single pass
  • Replaces the guillotining process within a digital print environment
  • Integrate with Fiery Impose to streamline your production workflow
  • Unattended operation thanks to Barcode Reader

Typical Applications – Duplo DC618 PRO

  • 21 Up Business Cards
  • Postcards
  • Greeting Cards
  • Invitations
  • Perforated Tickets
  • Brochures
  • Menu’s
  • Direct Mail Pieces
  • Book Covers
  • Tear Off Vouchers
  • Reply Cards
  • Maximum Sheet Size (W x L) – 330.5 x 1,000mm (Sheets longer than 750mm require optional feed tray extension)
  • Minimum Sheet Size (W x L) – 210 x 210mm
  • Paper Type – Uncoated, Coated & Laminated
  • Input Paper Weight – 110 to 400gsm (paper curl within +/- 3mm)
  • Feeder Capacity – 100mm (exit tray 110mm)
  • Feeder Type – Top feed / 8 belt suction
  • Feeder Speed – 21-up Business Cards 550 sheets p/hr, 4-up x A6 Greeting Cards 750 sheets p/hr, 1-up A3 Brochure 960 sheets p/hr
  • Number of Slits – Up to 6 per sheet
  • Guillotine Cuts – up to 30 per sheet
  • Number of Creases – Up to 20 creases per document across the paper direction
  • Crease Depth Adjustment – 3 Steps (from control panel)
  • Crease Tolerance – +/-0.2mm
  • Minimum Finished Size (W x L) – 48 x 50mm
  • Waste Bin Capacity – 114 Litres
  • Controller – Touchscreen PC with Duplo Software
  • Memory – Unlimited with PC Controller
  • Error Detections – Paper Jam, Double Feed, Feeder Empty, Stacker Full
  • Standard Features – Air Knife, Card Stacker, Automatic gutter slitters, CCD Scanner, Ultrasonic Double Sheet Detection
  • Optional – Side Air Blower, Perforation Module, Rotary Tool Module, Cross Perforation Module, Conveyor Stacker
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) – 1,690 x 810 x 1,654mm
  • Net Weight – 189kgs
  • Power Consumption – 160W, 0.6A
  • Power Requirement – 230V, 50Hz – Normal UK Plug

Introducing our unique Alliance Package. Our support does not cease once we make the sale or agree on a deal. At AfterPrint Ltd we are unique; our aim is to develop long-term business relationships that ensure you return to buy again when the time comes.

To ensure we are offering the most comprehensive package all of our Digital Finishing Solutions come complete with our unique Alliance Service Package. This package ensures your new purchase is taken care of correctly from day 1 and throughout your ownership of the product, to do this we include:


  • A Pre-Delivery Inspection is conducted on every machine prior to shipment
  • A site survey will be conducted prior to shipping to ensure the delivery goes smoothly
  • Specialist instrument logistics companies with freight insurance are used for delivery
  • All deliveries are completed with Tail-Lift equipped vehicles & a minimum two-person team
  • Customers are offered suitable timed delivery slots with a 2 Hour delivery window


  • Our Installation Team will arrive at an agreed time to complete the installation (Normally on the same day as the delivery unless otherwise specified)
  • The installation team will complete a thorough check of all processes and operations of the machine against the PDI checklist
  • If the machine has been split into smaller components for delivery, the installation team will re-build the machine onsite
  • Standard installation is ground floor with direct access, splitting the machine and re-building will not incur extra charges
  • Installations required on upper floors will require lift access or extra charges will be incurred. All charges will be made clear and agreed upon before the installation date.


  • Training will be conducted by our trained and certified Specialist Training Team
  • Training includes Best Working Practices for Safe Operation, General Operation, Job Programming, Crease Adjustments
  • All trained operatives will be issued with an official training certificate from our Certified Trainers (Certificates are created and posted within 7-10 days of training completion)
  • Training is completed in small groups of up to three people maximum
  • Training is normally completed on the same day as the installation

12 Month Manufacturer Warranty

  • Manufacturer Warranty on all parts from the date of installation
  • All Manufacturer warranties do not include labour, travel or identifying of parts (See Service Section)

12 Month Alliance Service Benefits

  • 20% Discount on All Parts (Discount will be taken from Standard UK Sales Price of each Part)
  • Direct Technical Team Access on the first phone call to discuss the fault (this will speed up any part requirements and offer a solution if possible that the operator can implement)
  • Guaranteed next day appointment for an engineer to be onsite (Technical team will allocate during the initial phone conversation and confirm)
  • Technical Team will identify if parts could be needed to resolve the issue, parts will be dispatched the same day so the engineer can meet parts on-site and perform the repair
  • Parts will only be requested for payment once the parts are fitted and the machine is operational (All parts will be paid on account)
  • 3 Month Warranty on all parts we fit (Manufacturer standard warranty is 30 days)
  • No Call-Out Charges for Emergency Calls
  • No Travel Charges for Emergency Calls
  • No Labour Charges (Includes all-time on-site under normal contract conditions)
  • 2 Preventative Maintenance visits per annum
  • Call out priority given to customers on an agreement (Contracts will take precedence over an Ad-Hoc call out)
  • Unlimited Emergency Call Outs – Within reason, Excludes intentional damage
  • Free Technical Advice on how to set up machinery or complete certain tasks

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