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Digital Embellishment with Scodix

Founded in 2007 Scodix have had major success with over 300+ installations worldwide. The Scodix allows the commercial printers and converters the ability to make any brand unique giving measurable added value to the products being delivered to their customers.

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  • NEW Ultra Range
  • E106
  • Scodix Studio W2P
  • Studio Station
  • Polymers

NEW Ultra Range

 

Scodix Ultra 101 is designed as stepping stone into the world of digital enhancement and made its worldwide debut at the HP Indigo Global VIP customer event on February 12th and its full capabilities were demonstrated with HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital press. Seamless integration ensures print providers can maximise their uptime and crucially, expand their throughput. The Ultra 101 offers six Scodix enhancements including Scodix Sense, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix VDE™, Scodix Glitter™ and Scodix Cast&Cure™, plus combinations of all of the above, offering users a competitive business differentiator.

 

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The Scodix Ultra 202 ‘full feature’ Digital Enhancement engine provides customers with the largest array of enhancement capabilities in the industry today. The Ultra 202 produces unmatched quality – quickly and cost-effectively – enabling print providers to increase their throughput and creating business opportunities. Users have the freedom to print enhancements on paper, lamination, a variety of water-based coatings, PVC and carton, opening the door to a succession of new applications.

All nine of the Scodix applications run efficiently on the Scodix Ultra 202, replacing the need for separate systems on the production floor and saving valuable footprint. By incorporating digital enhancement, print providers can expand their service offering with attention-grabbing applications. These include premium business/greeting cards, folders, head-turning book covers, audience-engaging brochures, stand-out labels and packaging.

 

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E106

A true cutting-edge digital press, the Scodix E106 delivers superior print enhancement solutions to the folding carton industry, including Scodix Sense, replacing conventional silk screen and embossing, Scodix Foil, an inline digital foil unit for standard hot and cold foils, Scodix Spot, for flat varnish silk screen effects – and more.

Capable of printing B1 (1060 x 760mm) format sheets and enabling ultra-fast production (up to 4,000 SPH), the Scodix E106 efficiently handles medium to short run lengths that were once unachievable.

 

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Scodix Studio W2P

 

Scodix has launched Studio W2P specifically to help the biggest Web2Print (W2P) companies in the world to improve productivity and efficiency through workflow automation. The new Scodix software integrates digital enhancement seamlessly into existing web-to-print workflows allowing businesses to unlock higher value print sales.

The new Scodix Studio W2P solutions integrate seamlessly into all major existing web-to-print workflows, making digital enhancement automatic for even the most demanding web-to-print jobs. With the substantial value increases made possible by digitally enhancing products, the new software unlocks significant new avenues for profit for web-to-print businesses operating in both the B2B and B2C sectors.

Enhancement design files are sent to Scodix Studio W2P which automatically processes the data and directs it to a Scodix Ultra press. By off-loading and automating file pre-processing, the software service boosts the utilization and productivity of Scodix Ultra Digital Enhancement engines and the entire workflow. With the advanced Scodix Studio W2P solutions, MIS integration is also enabled to strengthen the automation process, further saving time, reducing human intervention and increasing efficiency.

 

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Scodix Studio Station: The productivity workflow package

The Scodix Studio Station is a productivity workflow package specifically designed for the Scodix Ultra Family of presses. This package is the perfect fit for commercial printers, publishers, folding carton converters, finishers and other print service providers.

 

Scodix Studio Station Highlights

The Scodix Studio Station package enables acceleration of up to 60% in processing of jobs, continuous printing as processing occurs in parallel to press operations and offers two additional registration methods using Scodix ARP™ (Automatic Registration Process) technology.

Scodix Studio Station External RIP Architecture

Scodix Studio Station utilizes a new processing architecture featuring a dedicated computer for job preparation and external RIP. This package optimizes the processing of large volume and big variable data jobs with high page count.

 

Scodix ARP™ Technology

Scodix Studio Station introduces Scodix ARP™ (Automatic Registration Process) which expands the registration possibilities on the Scodix Ultra presses by adding two registration methods for 100µm accuracy.

  • Corner registration uses substrate corners for registration adjustments
  • CMYK image registration uses image objects or crop marks

 

Scodix Studio Station, benefits:

  • Eliminate job processing bottlenecks
  • Increase press uptime
  • Use multiple registration options
  • Easily work on the intuitive graphic user interface
  • Scodix Ultra press specifications completely supported
  • Quickly RIP large variable data jobs
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Scodix Polymers

Ensuring reliability, high-end quality and overall performance of the complete Scodix solution

Scodix digital enhancement printing allows ordinary products and applications to become extraordinary creations and saving on costs.

Scodix polymers are clear liquids. These polymers are cured with UV lamps on the Scodix press to produce the numerous effects designed to make sure products stand out.

In conventional processes, embossing requires two dies and a separate press run after any varnishing or laminating.

Texture is a combination of how a print looks and how it feels to the touch and is directly associated with the build-up of the Scodix PolySense™ on the surface. Create high elevated surfaces together with different densities, allowing the user to turn the flat printed image into an experience for the user who touches and feels the surface.

 

Scodix PolySense™ Overview

Each Scodix PolySense™ consumable supports different applications and market needs.

Scodix PolySense™ for printing Scodix applications include:

Scodix PolySense™ 100 for printing:

Scodix Sense™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix Braille™, Scodix Crystal™, Scodix Glitter™

Scodix PolySense™ 300 specific for Xerox for printing:

Scodix Sense™, Scodix VDE™

Scodix PolySense™ 350 specific for Xerox for printing:

Scodix VDE™, Scodix Glitter™, Scodix Foil™

Scodix PolySense™ 500 for printing:

Scodix Sense™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix Foil™, Scodix VDE™, Scodix Cast&Cure™

Scodix PolySense™ 520 for printing:

Scodix Flat Foil™

 

Scodix PolySense™ Highlights

  • 99 Gloss Units (GU), the highest gloss available for printed materials
  • Up to 250 microns in polymer height, 100 times higher than selective varnish
  • Variable density capabilities ranging from 1% to 100% can be created on a single page, in a single print process
  • Scodix RSP™ (Rotate, Scale, Position) Technology for perfect registration from the 1st page
  • Variable Data Printing supported by a barcode
  • Multi-polymer containers with an automatic switching system
  • A clean, green process, no plates, molds, solvents

Scodix Spot™ Overview

Scodix Spot™ is a special polymer developed for use with the Scodix Ultra Pro digital enhancement presses that digitally produce a silkscreen effect.

Scodix Spot™ for printing Scodix applications include:

Scodix Spot™ 80 for printing 5-25 microns

Scodix Spot™ Highlights

  • High resolution “silkscreen” effect, better than Screen
  • Cost-effective up to 8,000 sheets
  • Low thickness polymer (5-25 microns)
  • High Gloss: 92GU
  • For both Offset and Lamination
  • Designed for the Scodix Ultra presses
  • No make-ready time
  • Variable information
  • Easy to use
  • Green process

 

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