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Duplo DB-280 Perfect Binder


The user-friendly automatic desktop perfect binder DB-280 brings professional perfect binding to your desktop. Producing up to 200 books per hour, the DB-280 is ideal for short-run, on-demand printing applications. With the automated performance and other outstanding features typically reserved for more expensive machines, the DB-280 provides centrally located controls for single-operator efficiency. Electronic operation and a clearly marked LED display ensure more precise settings, while a quick push of a button converts the machine for padding jobs. Simply place flat sheets into the clamp where pages are gripped automatically and the binding process is started. A double pass over the roughening cutter provides superior notching to ensure superb glue penetration for a perfect bind. Its clamping and nipping system also ensures consistent square binds.

Innovative features of the DB-280 include a dust extractor as well as two glue drums which provide a more durable bind and additional glue capacity. The DB-280 also has tape binding capabilities and with a quick push of a button, can convert to a padding function where only the precise amount of glue is added to complete perfectly bound note pads.

For added convenience and efficiency, the DB-280 features a cover detection mechanism at the nipping station that assures the clamp will not travel back to the nipping position until the cover stock is in position. Optimum operator convenience is further ensured by the ability to preset nipping and clamping time and by a stand-by mode that allows periodic interruptions in production while minimizing glue deterioration. A safety cover on the notching blade to ensure operator safety and finished book counters round out the user-friendly DB-280.


  • Produces up to 200 books per hour
  • Up to 360 cycles per hour
  • Creates perfect bound, tape bound, and padded books
  • Single-operator design and easy changeovers
  • Unique notching method for maximum glue penetration
  • Improved clamping and nipping system Manuals


  • Soft cover books
  • Hard cover books
  • Tape-bound books
  • Self-published novels
  • Notepads
  • Manuals

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