Gestetner has launched the world¹s first duplex digital duplicator capable of printing at ultra-high speed on both sides of an A4 sheet in a single pass.

This technology boosts productivity with high-speed, low-cost printing, offering a cost-effective solution for regular automatic double-sided output.
This makes it ideal for professional printers, walk-in print shops and large corporate in-house print departments. It further provides schools, churches, non-profit organisations and government departments with a solution to produce original educational materials with quality results but at an especially low total cost of ownership.
"Gestetner's new DX 4640 can double document print production at the quality of offset printing, but at the cost of running a CopyPrinter. By making double-sided printing a simple, continuous process, this will help relieve the pressure in high volume printing environments," says Andile Tunzi, product manager at Gestetner.
Producing 240 page impressions per minute, the DX 4640 accelerates output without compromising on value. Its ultra-fine quality and balanced ink density ensures excellent image reproduction at true 400dpi with finer solid fills, smooth half tones and sharp, flawless text.
An optional 3 000-sheet large capacity system enables uninterrupted printing. Handling print volumes of 25 000 pages per month with a duty cycle of 500 000 pages, this further lowers the overall cost per page.
The DX 4640 can print at high speed on a variety of paper stocks. Added to its A4 duplex printing functionality is a single-sided A3 output at 120 page impressions per minute, which can be used to produce newsletters, menus and tickets in various sizes required. Vivid spot colour can be added to these documents with the optional colour drum units.
Direct desktop printing is supported with network capabilities, providing seamless integration into the existing document environment. An optional harddisk drive acts as a document library, storing frequently used jobs for instant recall, such as expense forms, stationery and price lists.
Gestetner's DX 4640 has been designed with the environment in mind. The duplex printing functionality saves on paper and power while using natural Soya based ink.