Scodix, a leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced its first press distribution to the Greek market. The installation, to international stationery and marketing supplies provider SKAG, marks a continued period of global expansion for Scodix as it seeks new markets for its unique products.
SKAG, a public listed company in Athens, installed the B2+ sized Scodix S74PRO along with the modular Scodix Rainbow station in September this year and has already seen tremendous success with the range of special-effect enhancements. The Scodix Rainbow Station is unique in providing an in-line glitter impact to enhance the Scodix SENSE experience.
SKAG specialises in the printing of commercial marketing materials such as children's school items, books, greeting cards, notebooks, folders and more. The Scodix Rainbow fits SKAG's strategy, which is to support customers with short runs, per-demand work, providing the ability to change and adjust jobs at the last minute.
Popy Skagia, SKAG Marketing Manager, said: “The Scodix Press and Braille station are the ‘dream’ products for us, allowing us to add enhancements and special effects on a digital press that saves us time and money. There is no other technology on the market that represents unique opportunities for us to enhance and promote our existing product range, along with adding a few that were not possible before.”
The company, established in 1956, now employs 117 staff and has a turnover of more than €12.5m. It exports its products to more than 35 markets, including Europe, the Middle East, Canada and Japan, and has won numerous national business awards for its work.
The press was sold and installed by Scodix distributor 3 Print. Beky Shemer, 3 Print CEO said: “SKAG purchased the Scodix press to produce unique and special items that stand out and bring outstanding value to its customers. For print service providers that wish to differentiate and enhance their offset and digital output, Scodix solutions make the big difference.”
The Scodix S74 and Rainbow station
The Scodix S74 provides the tangible Scodix SENSE experience using advanced jetting blocks and multiple independently controlled inkjet nozzles to deliver Scodix's proprietary PolySENSE clear polymer in small drops. The Scodix patent-pending Optical Print Alignment (OPA) CCD cameras system executes enhancements with pinpoint accuracy, scanning each and every sheet to ensure delivery of the Scodix PolySENSE clear polymer to its exact location.
The Scodix S Digital Press has the power to stir the senses with its creations and to produce an eye-catching, memorable experience. Using unique digital enhancement capabilities, it can produce 99 Gloss Units (GU) – the highest gloss available for printed materials - up to 250 microns in polymer height and variable density capabilities, ranging from 1% to 100%.
The Scodix Rainbow Station is the world’s first in-house digital inkjet glittering station producing the Scodix Digital Glittering experience. Scodix is now the only supplier to deliver this one-of-a-kind glitter solution, creating new opportunities for photo-album covers, marketing communication materials, cosmetics, business cards, wedding invitations and other short-run applications.