Scodix has grabbed the bragging rights for digital enhancement solutions after receiving its second PIA InterTech Technology Award for the Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil.
Currie Group supplies Scodix in New Zealand. Roy Porat, chief executive for Scodix, says, “We are honoured to receive this award and proud of the impact Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil is reshaping our marketplace so quickly.
“This Scodix innovative press has enabled users to realise the significant financial and marketing escalation, which is broadening their target markets and increasing their revenue. For our customers’ clients, it is transforming an ordinary marketing project into highly revered, and in many cases, award-winning, giving brands heightened appeal.”
The company says the Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil digital press transforms a time-consuming analogue and expensive process into a digital one, which enables printers and their customers to enhance their prints with vibrant foil treatments. Using the inline Scodix digital workflow, foil enhances any project in-house, instead of having to outsource the foil application, or to use makeready processes that include molds and dies.
With Scodix Foil, users can also apply variable data foiling. Scodix says this application has proven to be highly profitable, enabling users to personalise each print; either through variable names, as on collateral such as direct mail and greeting cards, or in variable patterns, allowing each sheet of foil to look completely different to the next.”
The annual PIA Intertech Award recognises technological innovation and excellence in the commercial printing industry. Jim Workman, vice president at PIA’s Centre for Technology and Research, says, “The judges were struck by the distinctiveness of several applications on the Ultra Pro, such as its ability to produce braille text, crystals for product decoration, and dramatic holographic-looking 3D images.
“The use of product enhancement for high-end packaging and marketing has developed rapidly, in large, due to the ability to apply foil and other enhancements in a completely digital workflow.”
Scodix calls its Ultra Pro digital press the most productive enhancement production system available. Engineered specifically for commercial printers and folding-carton converters, it produces enhancements for a variety of applications including marketing literature; stationery items; book covers; boxes and premium packages; greeting cards; and photo albums with VDP capabilities based on a barcode system.
As an option, the Scodix Foil Station delivers foil enhancement capabilities, including high gloss and embossed, in a variety of densities for short to medium runs. Scodix Foil deploys a range of hot and cold industry standard foil films, coupled with a variety of substrates, including offset, digital, plastics, laminated/non-laminated, and coated or without applications for business and greeting cards, folders, book covers, brochures, labels, and packaging.
Printing Industries of America will present the InterTech Technology Awards at its gala event held after the first day of the upcoming Print 2017 tradeshow in Chicago.