Professional perfect binding ideal for on-demand printing

Stronger Perfect Binding / Better notching and roughing
The binding process on the DB-290 includes a double pass over its unique notching and roughing system to ensure excellent glue penetration. The DB-290 perfect binder has a wide notching blade that cuts deeper, wider notches into your book block, enabling the glue to penetrate deeper into the grooves, while the milling disk roughens the spine, creating a strong bind.

Improved Functionality / Side Gluing as Standard
The DB-290 offers side gluing as standard. This is performed by wheels with their own dedicated glue tank and enables the operator to use an EVA glue which dries quickly and enables your book to be cut to size quicker. The glue in the main tank can then be a different EVA glue which takes longer to cure, giving more time for the adhesive to thoroughly penetrate into the spine, 
resulting in a better perfect bind and squarer spines for your books.

Automatic Perfect Binding / Easy to operate
Anyone can use the DB-290 perfect binder. You don’t have to be a skilled operator to finish your own, high quality perfect bound book. The LED display panel guides the operator through the entire binding process. The DB-290 uses this ergonomically designed control panel for single-operator efficiency. The clearly marked LED display ensures more precise perfect binding settings and with a quick push of a button, you can convert and use the DB-290 for padding jobs.



The Quadient e-shop has you covered

Quadient also supply inks and parts for your Duplo machines on our e-shop. 
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The Quadient Service Promise

We believe that our customers deserve more than just a great piece of equipment. That’s why when you choose to work with Quadient you get so much more. Whether it’s a new binder, booklet-maker, folder, guillotine or any other solution from our extensive range of graphics equipment, you can be sure it comes with an exceptional level of support. You see, we believe that if you are a happy customer, you’re a loyal customer. We know that offering you the best service in the business is good for business. We know that our success depends on keeping you satisfied. That’s why we’re committed to providing you with an outstanding level of service each and every time. Guaranteed!




Multiple Applications

Multiple Applications

The DB-280 is able to produce an array of applications. Padding, Soft cover binding and tape binding can all be done at a touch of a button. End-sheets can also be bound in preparation for hard cover binding.
Automatic Operation

Automatic Operation

The DB-280 can be set to run automatically or manually. When in Auto mode, the full benefits of the DB-280 are shown through the automation of the clamping, release, nipping and binding functions with minimal user intervention and maximum productivity


For maximum efficiency, the DB-280 features a cover detection sensor at the nipping station, this ensures that the clamp will not travel back to the nipping position until the cover stock is in position.

The Duplo DB-280 Features

DB-280 Binder Features
  • Single operator machine 
  • Up to 200 books per hour 
  • Multiple applications  

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