Allen Print (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) recently installed a Certified Series Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder from print-finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Mississauga, Ontario). Owner Cameron Struthers felt that, in order to remain competitive, he needed to change and grow with the market. So he decided to sell off a much larger perfect binding system in order to focus on high-quality, short-run book printing and other high-end binding jobs.
The Duplo DPB-500 Perfect Binder can produce books up to two inches thick at speeds up to 525 cycles per hour. The cover automatically feeds into position, the book block is moved across the milling and notching station to properly prepare the spine for strong glue penetration, and a large glue tank with two heated drums and two side-gluing wheels is used to bind the edge of the cover to the side of the book block. The clamp can also automatically adjust to process variable thicknesses and set the nipping and hinge scoring station for precision book binding – making it ideal for short to medium runs as well as different production environments.