Since the late 80’s, schools and churches have known about the benefits of digital duplicators due to their low cost of operation, low maintenance cycles and ease of use. And they are eco-friendly. Digital Duplicators are environmentally friendly compared to photocopiers. They do not emit Ozone, unlike photocopiers. Since they do not use toner and do not use cooling fans (no fuser unit remember, so not necessary), they will NOT circulate toner dust when a filter becomes clogged. They do not use a fuser unit so are totally dormant when not in use with no fuser unit to keep hot. On top of this all digital duplicators have an inbuilt “energy save” function which reduces by as much as 85% the already negligible power used when in standby mode. Digital duplicators are so environmentally friendly when it comes to power saving, they “fly below the radar” of Energy Star classification. The power consumption of a digital duplicator over its expected lifetime is reckoned to be up to 700% lower than a conventional photocopier producing equivalent number of copies. The inks and master stencils for digital duplicators are usually biodegradable.
How does a digital duplicator work?
The copy / print stock to be printed upon is placed in the feed tray of the digital duplicator. A stencil is wrapped around a cylinder inside the digital duplicator (not a photoreceptive drum, digital duplicators do not use them) and is easily secured at both ends. An integral scanner then reads the original image. The digital duplicator then creates perforations in the thin, resin-coated master or stencil, which is otherwise impervious to liquids. As the cylinder rotates a pressure roller presses paper against this cylinder. Ink is then forced through the newly cut openings of the master onto the paper, envelope or light card as a copy or print.
Savings begin when you make more than 25 copies or prints of a single document. A digital duplicator uses a stencil. The cost of the stencil or master used in a digital duplicator is divided amongst all of the copies or prints of that particular document. After 25 copies the additional copy cost is very low.
Digital duplicators to print at speeds of up to 135 pages per minute, with 600 dpi resolution for a fraction of the cost-per-copy of a conventional photocopier. This makes digital duplicators invaluable for print-on-demand applications quite apart from the typical users of digital duplicators who have up to now been schools, colleges and churches. Digital duplicators are ideally suited for print shops or corporate graphics departments where digital duplicators can be used alongside conventional print-room photocopiers. Another point to consider is that if you use a digital duplicator for your long runs your comparatively expensive office copier will last that much longer.
Digital duplicators are just as easy to use as an office photocopier. Digital duplicators provide far greater flexibility to print onto a variety of stocks such as envelopes, and light card. Digital duplicators are cost-effective being less expensive to run than a conventional photocopier given the right circumstances. Digital duplicators offer additional savings because of their greater productivity and versatility. A normal, conventional office copier may have a copy speed of anything from 20 to 60 A4 copies per minute. Digital duplicators however, are capable of printing at speeds of up to 135 A4 pages per minute and an impressive 120 A3 pages per minute. This is because digital duplicators use an ink process that reprints each sheet of paper on contact. Additional cost savings are to be made by taking less than half the time to produce a print or copy job because of the increased speed of digital duplicators compared to office copiers of a similar price. The ink used in digital duplicators is quick-drying and will be touch-dry virtually on contact depending on the print resolution of between 300 dpi to 600 dpi. Gone are the days when duplicators produced smudged copies because the previous copy had not dried. The copy quality of digital duplicators compares favourably with conventional copying / printing.
Some digital duplicators provide a “job separator” mechanism that offsets the top sheet of each job.
Further savings are made by using Digital Duplicators in that they can print on a wider variety of stocks including carbonless forms (NCR), envelopes of virtually any size and file folders because they have a straight paper path and do not use a fusing unit. Digital duplicators are able to print in practically any colour you like. Colour cylinders are available for each individual ink, and will last for the life of the digital duplicator. Inks are competitively priced with one bottle lasting from between 5,000 to 30,000 copies depending on coverage. Apart from basic colours, digital duplicators can be supplied with Pantone colour inks. Ink changes are clean and easy, taking about 15 seconds to change a color. A microprocessor-controlled, vacuum-drawn ink system ensures that digital duplicators use every last drop of ink paid for.
The first copy from a digital duplicator will be slower than from a photocopier but at speeds of up to 135 A4 pages per minute, and, remember, given that you will be printing at least 30 copies or prints at a time, the digital duplicator should in most cases be a lot quicker.
Digital Duplicators are environmentally friendly compared to photocopiers. They do NOT emit Ozone, unlike photocopiers. Since they do not use toner and do not use cooling fans (no fuser unit remember, so not necessary), they will NOT circulate toner dust when a filter becomes clogged. They do NOT use a fuser unit so are totally dormant when not in use with no fuser unit to keep hot. On top of this all digital duplicators have an inbuilt “energy save” function which reduces by as much as 85% the already negligible power used when in standby mode. Digital duplicators are so environmentally friendly when it comes to power saving, they “fly below the radar” of Energy Star classification. The power consumption of a digital duplicator over its expected lifetime is reckoned to be up to 700% lower than a conventional photocopier producing equivalent number of copies. The inks and master stencils for digital duplicators are usually biodegradable.
Digital duplicators are easily linked up to a PC, Mac or network and used as a high-speed printer. Controllers enable users to send print jobs straight from a PC or Mac without proprietary software. A driver that is provided with the controller is loaded onto the PC, Mac or Network. Abdick IPS is ready to get your digital duplicator connected to your network.
Abdick IPS carries the full line of Duplo Digital Duplicators
If you’ve never heard of Duplo – they have been making work-horse like Digital Duplicators and Paper Handling Machines for over 50 years.
From duplicating to finishing systems, Duplo has been synonymous with being the only manufacturer dedicated to the production of a complete line of on-demand printing and finishing equipment. Duplo is attributed as the leader in providing innovative collating, booklet making, perfect binding, trimming, folding, cutting, printing/duplicating, bursting, and creasing solutions in the print marketplace.
ABDick IPS presents the Duplo DP-210Le Digital Printing System
The DP-210Le with 300 x 600 dpi gives impeccable copy quality and can produce prints up to 125 pages per minute.
Combining unparalleled, technologically-advanced quality with economical benefits, the DP-210Le is ideal for the cost-effective and time-sensitive consumer. With its high resolution scanning/printing at 300×600 dpi and 1,100-sheet feeding/receiving capacity, the DP-210Le produces up to 125 pages per minute, cutting down stress, maintenance costs, and uninterrupted duplicating jobs. With its simple operation, the standard features include a built-in high capacity ADF that holds up to 95 sheets, generating quality documents with no downtime. The innovative thermal head combined with a technologically-refined scanning system can take on any demanding print jobs. Weighing only 150 lbs., the compact size and quiet printing environment of the DP-210Le comfortably fits in any setting.
Combine high quality and low cost and get the incomparable DP-210Le. This digital printing system is cost-efficient and reliable, making it the perfect choice for any organization with tight budget constraints. Cut the cost down on the printing in your organization. Print large quantities with the DP-210Le.
With an innovative thermal head and a technologically enhanced scanning system, the DP-210Le surpasses all standards in entry level digital printing systems. Feeding and receiving 1,100 sheets, scanning and printing at 300 x 600 dpi, and printing at speeds up to 125 pages per minute, the DP-210Le outputs high quality documents with no downtime.
Dedicated operator not needed. With Duplo’s new higher capacity ADF holding up to 75 sheets (20 lb.), operators can print numerous sheets with a simple touch of a button. The newly designed electro-magnetic feeding system offers few moving parts and reliable feeding
resulting in creating a quiet printing environment with no disrupting misfeeds, thus alleviating stress and saving in maintenance costs.
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