Cut job costs by doing away with time-consuming set ups and make-ready times. With the DC-618, you can efficiently operate the system from a PC station (sold separately). The PC Controller software features a newly enhanced interface and makes it easy to program jobs for multiple-up finishing with up to 6 slits, 30 cuts and 20 creases. Save time by storing virtually an unlimited number of jobs on the hard drive and recall them when needed. Use the job template library and sample PDFs to ensure margins and gutters are set correctly for optimal finishing.
Alternatively, the LCD color touchscreen control panel can be utilized to program and store up to 250 jobs in memory.
Reduce downtime between jobs by adding a barcode and registration marks. When reading the barcode, the built-in CCD scanner can automatically recall and change over the job in an instant without any intervention required. The CCD scanner can also read the registration marks on every sheet to compensate for any shrinkage and image shift, in both horizontal and vertical directions, on the fly.
The DC-618 utilizes Duplo’s signature air suction belt feed system, which feeds from the top of the stack to minimize scuffing and reduces static between the sheets. The ultrasonic double feed sensor detects when two or more sheets have been fed and its soft sponge rollers allow you to finish raised spot UV coated applications with confidence.
Automating the finishing process allows your operator to focus on other tasks. Equipped with rotary slitters, a guillotine cutter, and a depth-adjustable creaser – the DC-618 offers the versatility of multiple devices in one. Margins and gutters are trimmed horizontally by the slitter and vertically by the cutter then deposited into the waste bin. Only the finished pieces are delivered onto the exit tray.
Creasing digitally-printed jobs such as greeting cards, book covers, and brochures prior to folding prevents toner cracking and unattractive fold lines. The creaser utilizes male and female matrix channels to create a hinge along the sheet to be folded with ease. Use the adjustable 3-step crease depth or the new crease width tool to optimize performance when processing thicker stock up to 400 gsm.
Use Fiery Impose to automate job preparation and finishing setup to eliminate manual data entry in Fiery Driven™ print environments. You can automate the imposition and finishing of common jobs, such as business cards, right out-of-the-box using templates from the how-to guides. For high-value custom jobs, you can quickly create an imposition layout with cut, crease, and perforation settings using Fiery Impose, then have the settings automatically communicated to the DC-618.
With no additional programming required on the DC618, this workflow accelerates production turnaround time while eliminating operator touchpoints and errors! Download the how-to guides and templates at fiery. efi.com/duplo-integration.
Enhance the capabilities of your DC-618 by adding up to two optional modules. Combine the Rotary Tool and Cross Perforation to produce tickets, coupons, and reply cards with T- or L-shape perforations.
Up to 23 sheets per minute (8.5"x 11" 2 cuts, 1 crease and CCD scanner off)
8.26” x 8.26” – 13” x 39.3” (210 mm x 210 mm to 330.5 mm x 1,000 mm¹ )
1.89” x 1.97” (48 mm x 50 mm)
± 0.3 mm business cards; ± 0.2 mm on programmed position
3.9” (100 mm)
110 – 400 gsm
Up to 6 per sheet
Up to 30 per sheet
Up to 20 per sheet
250 jobs using the control panel
Air knife, side air kit, card stacker, fan registration, automatic gutter slit deflectors,
crease depth and width adjustment, ultrasonic double feed detection sensor,
feed skew adjustment, batch separation, waste box, emergency stop switch, CCD scanner,
PC Controller software, PC pole mount, long paper tray, LCD color touchscreen panel
PC and PC Arm, 48” long conveyor stacker, and TF375 PLUS In-Line Folder
PFM-04 Manual Perforation Module includes 2 perforation manually adjustable tools.
RTM-08 Rotary Tool Module includes 2 each of perforation, micro-perforation, and scoring tools.
Up to 2 RTM-08s can be installed in the unit at one time, replacing slitter modules.
The OMK-13/14 Motor Kits must be installed when using both.
CPM-08 Cross Perforation Module includes 1 each of perforation and micro-perforation tools.
The OMK-13 Motor Kit must be installed when using only one RTM-08 or CPM-08 module.
The OMK-13/14 Motor Kits must be installed when the RTM-08 and CPM-08 are being used together.
115V: 2.3A, 60Hz
67" x 32" x 44" (1,690 mm x 810 mm x 1,125 mm)
375 lb. (170 kg)
¹ Length is 29.5" (750 mm) when using standard long paper feed tray.
Production rates are based on optimal conditions and may vary depending on stock and environmental conditions.