An interview with Matt Doran, President & CEO, Anstadt Communications
Presentation Folder has seen significant growth since installing their Scodix Ultra Pro. So much so, that they recently upgraded it with a Scodix Foil Station.
Guangzhou China’s Dreamworks Fuses Decades of Printing Experience with Scodix Sophistication to deliver… “Art”!
GUANGZHOU, China — September 13, 2016 — Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today has systems in every corner of the world.
Chicago’s Dreamworks Graphic Communications Purchases Scodix Ultra Pro with In-line Scodix Foil System
CHICAGO – April 13, 2016 – Scodix, the leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced today the sale of the first Scodix Ultra Pro System with In-line Scodix Foil station to Glenview, Illinois based Dreamworks Graphic Communications, LLC. Dreamworks will be the first owners of the Scodix Ultra Pro with In-line Scodix Foil Station in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – March 30, 2016 – Hera Printing Corp., a top-rank San Juan, Puerto Rico printing firm, founded in 1978, announced today they’re using Scodix technology to not only drive new revenue streams but to also reinvigorate loyal customers.
From Willie Nelson Album Covers to Real Estate One-Sheets to Bottle Labels, Triaz Digital Printing is Using Scodix to Stand Out
Kenning Outsource Group (Saint Cloud, MN), internationally recognized for outstanding trade-finishing and print craftsmanship, centers its award-winning, and technologically – advanced operation in a 26,000 square foot print production space. By doing so, since 1997, Kenning Outsource Group has delivered premium finishing services to a demanding customer base.
Seattle AlphaGraphics network differentiates with aScodix press as part of its value-added service offering. By Art Hartman The next big impact has arrived at AlphaGraphics Seattle. “We had been looking at adding dimensional digital printing effects for three years,” reports CEO Chuck Stempler. “We saw the Scodix S75 in action at the drupa and Graph Expo tradeshows and made a decision to invest in one in late 2014.” For Stempler and his team, the purchase of the B2+ size device (20.8 x 29.5 inches) is all about differentiating themselves from competitors and offering value-added services that “are not commonly available.” Scodix enhancement technology has brought digital printing to another level, literally. If the late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott had ever seen (and felt) the Israeli-based OEM’s three-dimensional, raised print effect, his enthusiastic response undoubtedly would’ve been a resounding, “Booyah!” AlphaGraphics Seattle now is using the Scodix proprietary SENSE™ technology to produce shiny bling that nearly pops off the printed page for a multi-location jewelry retailer. “The customer absolutely loves the look, texture and imagery of this enhanced collateral,” says Stempler, the owner of six franchised print sites which, collectively, rank #3 on Quick Printing magazine’s annual list of the Top 100 instant and small commercial print firms (www.myprintresource.com/article/12067328/quick-printing-annual-top-100). Sales were up 9% in 2014: to $15.4 million. To promote their new digital enhancement capabilities, AlphaGraphics developed an introductory marketing campaign, using the “Radiant Texture” tagline to refer to the Scodix effects. This brochure was used at their recent open house for 150 clients and prospects. “We view this press as an opportunity to continue to evolve,” he explains. “Scodix gives us the ability to create products that offer a significant advantage to what’s [currently] available to our customer base,” Stempler continues, likening this latest print investment to those he made
The Brazilian advertising marketplace is not unlike most others worldwide. Revenues are shrinking as profit margins are constantly trimmed. All along client demands for better-faster-cheaper have driven less innovative agencies to the sidelines. For firms servicing these agencies, there’s an unyielding need to either adopt and implement innovation or fear losing your sustaining client base to a modernized and business-aggressive player. Enter P + E Digital Gallery. Just five years old, P+E was founded in 2009 by partners Eden Ferraz, Paulo Gonçalves, Eduardo Barboza and Ane Ferrazin the southern city of São Paulo.With the expressed objective of doing what no one else in their marketplace would or could, they realized a glaring and unfulfilled need for professional high-quality digital printing services. Company CFO Ferraz noted, “The market was eager for short-run, fast turnaround quality, that was as good as conventional offset [if not better]. There was also an accompanying demand for local providers that could speak the language of eachtarget market. We crafted our firm to be a source offering an optimized and efficient service with dedicated teams who could deliver the level of commitment and professional results desired.” In 2013, P + E Digital Gallery was awarded the Fernando Pini Award for Graphic Excellence for their Scodix-enhanced calendar. With a winning formula to success in place, P+E quickly evolved into a market leader. In just half a decade, they become a consistent and recognized innovator, outpacing their competitors to capture both awards and many of the most revered agencies and corporate clients in Brazil. Each of the last three years, P + E has been honored with the Fernando Pini Award for Graphic Excellence, the Brazilian Printing Industry’s equivalent of an Oscar. This level of obvious consistency has earned them the work and trust of noted clients such asNestlé,
Implementing a capability that can inject increased value to every product a Print Service Provider (PSP) delivers, is a tall order; but that’s exactly what the Scodix Digital Enhancement Press is doing for Eichut Digital Printing Ltd., according to their CEO, Asi Ben-Tov. Situated in Nes Ziona, Israel, near Tel Aviv, the 35-year-old firm installed its first Scodix in 2010 and became the world’s first Scodix Ultra™ print-enhancement digital press user in the early summer of 2013. “Scodix Ultra is a very fast, production oriented machine” Ben-Tov notes. Ben-Tov notes that the newest model, the Scodix Ultra™, based on proprietary Scodix SENSE™ technology, is capable of producing 1,250 B2+ (21.5 x 31 inches) size sheets per hour. Named for a Hebrew word that translates to quality, Eichut is using Scodix SENSE technology to add value and quality to everything from business cards, collateral and brochures to folders, book covers and flexible packaging. “There really are too many applications to count,” Ben-Tov adds. Eichut serves a devoted, yet demanding clientele which include Israeli high-tech businesses, advertising and marketing agencies, and consumer product and service providers. “One of my favorite features is the Scodix Metallic™. We started to use it recently, and in the last few months we’ve really begun to ramp up its production. “The market, and our own staffers, needed experience with its potential value and its unique application,” he explains. “Before Scodix, we had worked with traditional metallic tools on a very limited basis. Scodix Metallic now allows us to easily apply foil and metallic effects that we couldn’t do before.” Difference maker Scodix SENSE™ makes our work stand out from everything else we usually do at Eichut,” Ben-Tov continues. “Its impact is much stronger to the eye and to the touch,” he notes. Ben-Tov states that Scodix
Matt Giandonato, Digital Print Supervisor at Tukaiz, talks to Cary Sherburne about their long history with Indigo presses and what they are able to do better with the 5600 versus the 5500. They also discuss working with HP partners like Scodix and other new developments at the company.
“We’ve had been testing the metallic toolset since last year, and we began implementing it with both silver stock and the lamination Q1 of this year. The results are have been very positive. Working with clients that include agencies and packaging consumer companies, we’ve been eager to exhibit our new capabilities and they have responded. Tukaiz is a family owned and operated supplier of quality marketing communication products and services. Founded in 1963, Tukaiz has always been a leader in establishing an innovative approach to media development. From humble beginnings of prepress manufacturing, Tukaiz now provides worldwide development for companies in Digital Imaging, Specialty Print and Interactive Media. With over 100,000 square feet, Tukaiz employs the industry’s leading artists and craftsmen, along with the finest technology available in hardware and software solution tools in our field. Their range of services offer clients the ability for complete media flexibility, from design and capture to print and internet. For more information, go to www.tukaiz.com Scodix Metallic offers managers two production options. The first is to print directly onto silver foil stock, specifically approved for Indigo presses. Using CYMK and varying values of white, you can achieve any metallic color on top of the foil. The second way is though lamination. The board paper stock is laminated (80 lb cover weight or essentially any stock desired) by applying the lamination and running it through the Indigo press. We print directly on top of the lamination. The initial process makes the piece look dull but by applying Scodix, it makes the metallic areas really pop, adding both a metallic look and a dimensional feel. We’ve already done many metallic projects but the most memorable were some laminated business folders (about a 1000) we produced in multiple versions. Customers really react positively when they see the
“At Eichut we strive to seek out the most impacting digital technology that will serve our customers’ needs. For 35 years we have built upon a reputation of quality and our clients have grown to expect no less. Though we were first introduced to the Scodix Metallic tool about a year ago, it’s only in the last few months we’ve really begun to ramp up production using it. The market, and our own staffers required both internal experience with its potential value and its unique application. Before Scodix, we had worked with traditional metallic tools on a very limited basis. Eichut, which means “Quality”, is a digital printing service provider established 35 years ago to meet the growing needs of the Israeli advertising and consumer marketplace. Offering commercial printing, print media, and finishing services, the company strives to match the most elaborate digital technology with highly-skilled professionals to deliver the market’s highest quality deliverables. Their eCommerce website is just one example of their easy-to-use approach to maximizing their customers’ interaction with the company. They pride themselves on easy booking, accelerated turnaround, and complete customer satisfaction to the ultimate goal of producing an attractive range of products. http://www.eichut.co.il/about.php Our customer base of high-tech businesses, advertising and marketing agencies, and consumer product and service providers demand a very high quality of work from us so we had to feel very comfortable with the technology. We’ve been using Scodix since 2010 and its capabilities have enables us to open many new doors. The metallic feature further assists us in this area. Response to the metallic option is very impressive and somewhat unique in that produces an effect that can’t be reached any other way. It is simply a higher quality specialty feature. And, though it’s limited to shorter runs due to its digital nature,
“We’ve long been an admirer of the innovation that comes out of Scodix and the Metallic feature aims to be one of their most valuable. I first saw this option earlier this year at DSCOOP and was immediately eager to implement it. Within a week of the show, we were producing stunning samples to impress both internal executives, as well as to use as promotional tools for sales. Using our Indigo workflow, Scodix Metallic takes the Scodix output to another level of eye-catching that greatly enhances the promotional value of packaging, direct mail or any business communication offering. In fact, we produce our AccuLink business cards using this new effect. AccuLink, located in Greenville, North Carolina, has been servicing the graphic communications industry since 1980 and now has established clients in all 50 states, as well as internationally. The company’s mission is to continue to add value to our communication solutions with superior service, technology and expertise. Entrusted with managing, producing and distributing sensitive projects globally, AccuLink strives to always exceed their client’s highest expectations. With roots in quick printing, technology and distribution services, AccuLink has grown to be a respected vendor by thousands of customers coast to coast. The value of traditional metallic printing is well chronicled, yet standard methods are time consuming, often cost-prohibitive, and even designers struggle to work effectively with it. Scodix Metallic not only simplifies the application, but dramatically reduces both time and costs. Realistically, Scodix Metallic chops cost savings by an average three to ten times, compared to traditional methods. And time savings are practically a non-issue. I estimate a time savings of 20 to 30 times. AccuLink is fortunate to have discovered and implemented Scodix technology relatively early on. While much of our competition is still coming up to speed on this major
Innovation and creativity are the inspiration for one of Moscow’s most advanced creative print shops Scodix, Drupa, June 08, 2012 – Scodix announced today its first ever order in Russia with the drupa hand- shake of a B2 Scodix S74 Digital Press for creative agency Cherrypie, based in Moscow. Representing the best of Russia’s entrepreneurial breed of designers, Cherrypie is at the forefront of innovative and advanced designs for some of the leading creative agencies and companies in the country. The Scodix S74 Digital Press joins a line-up of digital equipment including a Xerox iGen4 and HP Indigo at Cherrypie, providing a cutting edge digital service. The company handles a range of work but specialises in one-off pieces such as personalized albums or hard-backed books that have a unique appeal. Cherrypie New Business Director Evgeny Timoshchenko (pictured) said: “We wanted to buy the Scodix press as it provides unique functionalities and features no other press can provide. At Cherrypie we like challenging jobs that add creativity and value to products. Whilst we do standard print jobs, we prefer coming up with solutions to outstanding jobs that will really capture people’s imaginations. “The Scodix Press has the ability to provide gloss and matt varnish in precise register to make print work really stand out. The press has already provided a useful service producing customer samples on demand, but is also being used for high-value production runs where it can really add a new dimension to print production.” The Scodix S74 has been installed at the company for just over a month and has been used to produce numerous customer samples and proofs. With customer awareness growing it is now also producing around four production jobs a day, ranging from tens of copies to several hundred. The Scodix S74 provides the
Published on May 23, 2012 Frank answers the “two hottest things at drupa” question with a couple vendors that aren’t generating as much buzz as others but are doing amazing things – Scodix and Highcon. Both are adding value to print in different ways, which Frank says is “a good thing”. Article link – http://whattheythink.com/video/58222-frank-romano-gives-us-his-two-hottest-things-drupa/?utm_source=WhatTheyThink+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5b2e460334-daily&utm_medium=email
Versatility, size and quality provide impetus to upgrade to Scodix’s latest offering, unveiled at drupa 2012 Scodix, Drupa, May 09, 2012 – Scodix today announced a deal with US printing, finishing and fulfillment company Acculink to upgrade their existing Scodix 1200 press to the latest Scodix S74 – a B2+ (29”) press launched exclusively at drupa 2012. With a modular design that can accommodate thicker substrates and providing a higher Scodix SENSETM solution up to 250 microns, the press opens more opportunities to print service providers. As a stand-alone solution compatible with offset, laminated sheets and digital print feeds, the Scodix S-series press can automatically process substrates from 135 to 675gsm (6-30 points) and thickness up to 700 microns. As a modular design, customers can also add the latest Braille print option and Rainbow Glitter capabilities – two more innovations launched by Scodix at the drupa event. Acculink, in North Carolina, USA, was keen to upgrade the capabilities of the Scodix 1200 to the Scodix S74 to suit its demanding work schedule. Over its 31 years of trading, it has built up a reputation that sees it handle more than 2,000 jobs a month, mostly from trade customers and print brokers for small format, short-run jobs. Tom O’Brien, Acculink Managing Director, says: “We bought the Scodix 1200 last year and immediately fell in love with it. When I heard Scodix were launching a new press at drupa, I had to come over to see it. They have provided us with a great service from the very start and the Scodix S74 will hit the spot with some of the ideas we have for it. It will also integrate straight into our Pageflex and Storefront operating systems. “When we first bought the Scodix technology we produced a range of personalised books
“Printing enhancements are always requested by our customers.” Daniel Moses, OCP, Jerusalem.
“The Scodix1200™ is the exact printer that we needed.” Boaz Mizrahi, May Print, Tel Aviv.