DSM-1000 unveiled

Duplo launches first flatbed die-cutter

The DSM-1000 is Duplo's first flatbed die cutter
The DSM-1000 is Duplo's first flatbed die cutter

Duplo has launched into the digital packaging market with its first B2 die-cutter, the DSM-1000.

The manufacturer’s first flatbed die-cutter, the DSM-1000 can cut shapes, matrix crease, perforate and kiss cut automatically while separating and removing waste.

Configurable with feeder, stacker, and separator units, the machine is operated through a panel and PC controller software, reaching up to 3,100sph on sheets up to 530x750mm.

While Duplo will show off the machine at Drupa, where it will be displayed alongside the manufacturer's full portfolio, it has been made immediately available to buy, with stock held and waiting for customers, the firm said.

Martyn Train, Duplo UK managing director, told Printweek: “We launched the product yesterday [11 April] to our sales teams and the reception was extremely positive. 

“This new B2 die-cutter is a completely new direction for Duplo, but also in-line with our current offerings, such as the DDC-8000 B2 DuSense, spot UV.”

Train said that the design was intended to save labour “from start to finish”, adding: “The DSM-1000 has been designed for the digital packaging markets with extremely easy to use user interfaces, higher grammage and accuracy.”

Without separator, the machine can handle fine stocks up to 209.3gsm, coated stocks up to 279gsm, clay-coated up to 600 gsm, and chipboard paper up to 650gsm.

With separator, the values are slightly lower, with fine and chipboard papers required to pass through only.

The machine is on show now at Duplo UK’s Addlestone showroom, and the company will be performing live demonstrations at Duplo’s 1,000sqm stand at Drupa (Hall 6, Stand A31).