New machine unveiled today

Duplo unveils new DBM-700 bookletmaker

The machine's square-spine binding capabilities mark it out from previous models
The machine's square-spine binding capabilities mark it out from previous models

Duplo has unveiled the successor to its popular DBM-600 bookletmaker, the DBM-700.

Launched today (21 November) and available immediately, the DBM-700 presents a completely new core to Duplo’s modular system, capable of producing up to 2,000 square-spined booklets per hour. It's available with two or four stitching heads.

The square-spined booklets, which give a “perfect-bound look and feel”, according to Duplo, are significantly easier to produce at speed.

This higher pace of production is carried over into the machine’s other functions, with a top one-up speed of 4,600 A5 booklets of up to 10 sheets, or 5,200 of 105x200mm booklets of up to five sheets per hour.

Two-up speeds can reach as fast as 9,000 booklets per hour, trimmer dependent.

“The DBM-700 exemplifies Duplo’s commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of the print industry,” said Martyn Train, managing director of Duplo UK.

“The system represents a significant leap forward for offering our customers the means to achieve much more, and faster: expanding their capabilities, while achieving exceptional results.”

While the bookletmaker can be configured with a DBM-700S square spine unit or DBM-700T trimming unit, for now, it will continue using the same ancillary equipment – collating towers and digital feeders – as the DBM-600.

Duplo said the new bookletmaker will cost around 20% more than the DBM-600, of which a few remain in stock, and is aimed at users looking for a step-up in automation.

Sales launch immediately through Duplo channels, along with a handful of authorised distributors. 

The new machine will be on display at Drupa 2024 and Duplo UK’s own showroom in Addlestone, Surrey.