AccuLink, for instance, was selected from a pool of thousands of qualified printers to produce the coveted 2011 AIGA Award Ceremony Invitations. The attendees of the event represent the most prestigious design firms in the world so the invitation plays a critical role in attracting their attention and attendance. AIGA, which is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for designers with 66 chapters representing 22,000 members, contacted AccuLink knowing that AccuLink was the only commercial printer in the USA offering the special Scodix (3dUV) digital enhancement and mail fulfillment capabilities. AccuLink produced 7,000 eye-catching invitations. At the event, AIGA said to Gray that the invitation was the most unique invitation and that the attendance surpassed their goals.
For another customer, National Geographic, AccuLink delivered textured covers that brought nature to life. Using the Scodix press, AccuLink has created a wide range of projects including business cards, book covers, posters, and marketing pieces. “Our customers who have used it once have been successful with it and are finding new ways to use it all the time,” says O’Brien.
To achieve their award-winning results, AccuLink used a Scodix1200 Digital Press. O’Brien and Gray recently upgraded their Scodix1200 press to its new model the Scodix S74, and expect to continue adding extensions to the press as new modules become available. They have already added two new modules (braille and bar code reading module) further enhancing their capabilities. They were also impressed with a new glitter station. O’Brien concludes: “I can confidently say, if I had to do it over again, I would.”