Duplo International will be present on the HP booth at drupa 2016, with the two companies showcasing enhanced solutions for connectivity between print and finishing devices. This will be under the Direct-to-Finish banner and involve integration between HP’s PrintOS and Duplo’s remote machine monitoring service.
The collaboration at drupa 2016 is the latest development in an ongoing technology partnership between Duplo and HP. This will form a hub of production within the stand, demonstrating Direct-to-Finish with the DC-646i, a dual-mode in-line connection to the PFI Coat 300 UV Coater, and near-line connection to Duplo DSF-6000 sheet feeders paired with the DBM-600 booklet maker and iSaddle saddle stitcher.
Peter Dyson, Development Manager at Duplo said, “we are delighted to be able to showcase the integration work that HP and ourselves have done together, and we believe our customers will see great value in the efficiency savings and of doing things smarter, faster and better that these developments will deliver. As ever, our focus at Duplo is on Automated Precision – that’s exactly what this exciting collaboration with HP is all about.”
Visitors will to drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf will see, alongside the HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press, a near-line integration of Duplo’s DC-646i Production Colour Finisher with the HP Indigo 7900 and 10,000 Digital Presses, plus a demonstration of a connection between Duplo’s e-Tandem remote servicing technology and HP’s new PrintOS cloud-based print production operating system.
Gershon Alon, WW Manager, Workflow Solutions and Partner Program at HP Indigo added, “HP Indigo customers who use Direct-to-Finish in combination with the Duplo DC-646i will benefit from the cost saving associated with reduced set-up time, no waste and no errors. We are delighted with Duplo being our first finishing partner that joined forces with HP Indigo connecting e-Tandem with our PrintOS. We are looking forward toward our mutual demonstrations in HP Hall 17 and Duplo stand in Hall 5.”
Direct-to-Finish will be available for the DC-646i following Drupa and the final customer field trials. Duplo are the first finishing partner to integrate with PrintOS and there remains further testing and customer consultation to ensure the solution delivers the huge potential of this collaboration.