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Duplo DF-1300L Suction Fed Paper Folding Machine

  • The digital printers paper folding machine of choice
  • Partners perfectly with latest digital presses offering banner prints
  • Reliable suction feed handles coated and art coated paper types
  • Top feed vacuum belt for load and go functionality
  • Folds stock up to 230gsm in weight
  • Folds long sheets up to 648mm in length
  • Automatic fold plate positioning even for none-standard paper formats
  • Automatic Paper lift
  • Intuitive colour LCD control panel
  • Handles B7 to A3 paper sizes
  • Feeds from 50 to 230gsm paper stock – Including Art/Coated papers
  • Performs all standard fold patterns – Half, Letter, Z, Gate, Engineer, Double Parallel
  • Cross fold capability as standard
  • Batch counter and interval functions
  • Feeder holds up to 500 sheets for uninterrupted operation
  • Very easy to operate
  • Ideal for Digital Printers, Offices, Marketing Departments, Copy Shops
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Alliance Package Included

The Duplo DF-1300L is a suction-fed paper folding machine for the digital print market. Positioned between Duplo’s friction feed paper folders for the office market, and SRA3 format suction folders commonly found in small commercial printers. Combines the compact footprint and ease of use automation of its lesser brothers, but with air suction feeding essential for handling digital print. An ability to handle ‘Long A3’ format banner sheets make this product unique in its class. And enables marketing departments and small print production sites to stretch their creativity and the variety of applications they can produce.

User-friendliness is at the heart of this folder with the new Colour LCD display being the key feature. The intuitive LCD display simplifies the programming of your chosen fold using clear colour diagrams of each fold type. Operators can also enter their required sheet size or simply select from standard formats. Automatically adjusting fold plates make format changes quick and effortless, even for none-standard paper formats. Six different fold patterns plus cross folding are possible. Batch counting with interval delay makes even high volumes easy to handle.

The new and improved high powered fan housed within the DF-1300L folder makes all the difference! This high velocity fan creates a concentrated vacuum that can lift a wide array of media types. Even when they are statically charged from the digital print process. Sheets are lifted from the top using air, avoiding any rubbing or marking. Further advantages of this fan system is the quietness of operation, much quieter than the compressor pumps usually found in suction-fed systems, making this the quietest such folder in the market. Furthermore, this is also the only table-top suction folder in the market with state of the art Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection guaranteeing finished work integrity.

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 DF-1300L Paper Folding Machine

  • Suction feed guarantees feeding reliability on wide range of coated & uncoated media up to 230gsm
  • Colour LCD control panel makes set up and format changes simple
  • Automated fold plate settings even for custom size sheets
  • Runs at speeds up to 310 sheets per minute or 18,600 sheets per hour
  • Handles long format paper sizes up to 648mm

Typical Applications – Duplo DF-1300L Paper Folding Machine

  • Letters
  • Leaflets
  • Handouts
  • Tourist guides
  • Instruction leaflets
  • Training guides
  • Newspaper inserts
  • Bulletins
  • Direct mail pieces
  • Maximum Sheet Size (W x L) – 311 x 648mm
  • Minimum Sheet Size (W x L) – 120 x 182mm
  • Paper Quality – Art & Coated papers
  • Input Paper Weight – 50 to 230gsm (230+ may require creasing prior to folding)
  • Feeder Capacity – up to 500 sheets (50mm)
  • Feeder Type – Belt air suction with side air fan
  • Double Feed Detection – Ultrasonic & Optical
  • Feeder Speed – Variable up to 310 sets per minute
  • Feeder Settings – Automatic up & down – Electrically driven
  • Fold Plate Settings – Automatic via selector on control panel
  • Automatic Folding Stopper & Stacker Roller – Yes – auto setting with fold plates
  • Cross Fold – Yes
  • Operator Controls – LCD Touch Screen & button control panel
  • Job Memories – 30
  • Feeding Modes – Batch count with interval function, Test feed interval
  • Fold Patterns – Single Half Fold, Letter Fold, Z-Fold, Engineer Fold Out, Gate Fold, Double Parallel, Cross Fold
  • Noise Level – 72 db
  • Dimensions In Use (W x D x H) – 1,353 x 587 x 614mm
  • Dimensions Stored (W x D x H) – 900 x 587 x 614mm
  • Optional Mobile Cabinet – Adds 370mm to Height
  • Net Weight – 71.0kgs
  • Power Requirement – 230V, 50Hz, 0.8A & power save mode

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, Format Changes, Folding Long Sheets
  • 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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