Duplo USA Enters into an OEM Agreement for Ultimate's Barcode Technology
Located in Santa Ana, Calif., Duplo USA Corporation reached an agreement with Ultimate Technographics to distribute an OEM version of Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation with complete barcode functionalities under Duplo's brand name.
The Duplo Barcode Generator, powered by Impostrip OnDemand, will allow Duplo users to eliminate manual make-readies on Duplo machines equipped with barcode OMR scanners. A time limited version of the product will begin its journey with every DC-645 and DC-615 slitting/cutting/creasing solution shipped from Santa Ana, Calif. beginning mid December. At the same time, Duplo USA will extend this offer to all DC-645 and DC-615 current users.
Si Nguyen, director of marketing, Duplo USA Corporation, said: “We are quite excited to team up with the imposition leader Ultimate Technographics to introduce the Duplo Barcode Generator to all our customers. This tool will be a significant production enhancement in two areas: automation and quality. Thanks to the barcode scanner built-in each Duplo machine, customers will be able to generate all the necessary elements to get top-notch quality, reduce waste and time and get full return on their investment quickly, whether they are offset or digital printers.”
The Duplo Barcode Generator is a simple way to set jobs in prepress to streamline printing and finishing production. From the moment a PDF file is dropped into Duplo Barcode Generator pre-set hot folders, this job will print automatically imposed with the necessary barcode and other elements that will perform automatic make-readies on the Duplo machine and with perfect registration each time.
Joanne David, president, CEO of Ultimate, said: “Today operators are asked to be multi-tasking, but that comes at a certain price, meaning that machines can stay idle when the operator is dealing with a problem, thus affecting efficiency and the delivery schedule. This OEM agreement reflects Duplo and Ultimate's vision to offer a simple automated process that guarantees that each printed sheet is perfectly slit/cut/creased, eliminating the need for an operator to set the machine and to verify the quality or to make further adjustments along the way when offset is significant from one printed sheet to another.”