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Used/Pre-Owned Binding Machinery

Used Duplo DB280 Perfect Binding Machine

  • Perfect for Short-Run Digital Print Applications
  • Glue Tank Cleaned and Refilled with Planamelt R Digital Adhesive
  • Comes with a 3 Month Warranty
  • Includes 1kg Tub of Planamelt R Glue
  • Powerful Perfect Binding Solution for Soft Back, Tape Bind & Padding Applications
  • Produce up to 200 Books Per Hour
  • Bind Documents up to 40mm in Thickness
  • Single Person Operation & Easy Format Changes
  • Twin Glue Application Rollers with Excess Scraper Removal
  • High Speed Milling & Notching Station
  • Digital Display with Self-Diagnostics
  • Binds Lithographic & Digital Print
  • Available to view in our Cheshire Showroom prior to purchase
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£3,450.00 ex VAT

£4,140.00 inc VAT


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We have available this used/pre-owned Duplo DB280 Perfect binding machine, ideal for short run book production or high quality book block padding. The machine we have is in an excellent condition with a low total bind count. We sold this machine to the original owner and have maintained the machine throughout so we know the full history and usage of the machine. It has primarily been utilised as a padding machine only. as a result, we have drained the existing standard EVA Glue, cleaned the tank and refilled with the very latest Planamelt R Digital Glue. With this glue upgrade it can be used for short run digital book production as well as standard book binding. We have fully checked and serviced the machine so it is ready to go for its new owner.

The only difference between this the DB280 and the newer DB290 is the incorporation of side gluing rollers on the newer machine. Other than this addition the machines are identical.

The Duplo DB280 is a feature-rich, compact Perfect Binding Machine which incorporates a user-friendly, intuitive control panel. Although classed as an entry-level model, the DB280 is still a highly capable solution aimed at the short-run digital print market. A key feature of the Duplo DB280 is flexibility. Capable of producing three different finishes on one machine including softback binding, tape binding as well as padding.

The compact desktop design is deceiving, the DB280 is still a powerful binder capable of producing up to 200 books per hour. A milling and notching station ensures perfect spine preparation. Whilst twin glue application rollers ensure a consistent application of glue across the full spine length. Before the polished steel nipping station merges the cover to the document and forms the spine. The whole process is completed at the touch of a button.

Perfectly suited to short and medium-run volumes of both lithographic and digital print. Combine with the latest Planamelt R Digital Adhesives to guarantee a perfect bond on even the most difficult of stock. Planamelt R behaves like traditional EVA and yet offers 95% of the binding strength of PUR. This combination with the DB280 not only adds incredible flexibility but also easy setup and zero clean down after use.

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 DB280

  • Compatible with Planamelt R digital adhesives – works with both litho and digital print
  • Binds up to 200 books per hour
  • Full spine preparation, spine gluing and side gluing in one pass
  • Very simple to use with one operator
  • Three functions on one machine – soft cover binding, tape binding and padding

Typical Applications – Duplo DB280

  • On-demand perfect binding
  • Perfect binding digital prints when combined with Planamelt R
  • Full colour brochures
  • Soft back books
  • Tear off NCR pads
  • Basic notepads
  • Instruction manuals
  • Training manuals

Comes with a full tank of Planamelt R as well as a 1Kg tub ready to refill. Also includes a waste extraction unit and a 3 Month Parts Warranty.

Available for demonstration in our Cheshire Showroom.

  • Maximum Book Size – 320mm (spine length) x 400mm
  • Minimum Book Size – 120mm (spine length) x 50mm
  • Maximum Cover Size – 320mm (spine length) x 750mm – Can be extended to 840mm
  • Maximum Binding Thickness – 40mm
  • Glue Warm-Up Time – 30 Minutes
  • Glue Warm-Up Time from Standby – 5 Minutes
  • Cycle Speed – 360 Cycles Per Hour
  • Production Speed – Up to 200 Books Per Hour
  • Notching & Roughing – Double Pass
  • Operation Modes – Soft Cover (Perfect Bind), Tape Bind & Pad
  • Standard Features – Stand-by Mode, LED Display, Error Detection Display
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) – 1,300 x 560 x 470mm
  • Weight – 140kgs
  • Power Requirement – 230V – 10A

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