Large format digital enhancement press brings new market growth opportunities
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States – August 5, 2021 – Carlson Print Group (CPG) has invested in a new Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press, illustrating the company’s dedication as a leader in the specialty printing market.
Carlson Print Group is well-known for its eye-popping customized print pieces, produced for many of the most recognizable brands in the world. With the Scodix Ultra 6000 press addition, CPG broadens its offering of high-end, tailored enhancement for new and existing clients in this market. The new 41” large-format digital enhancement press will also see the company actively promoting the growth of its market share in the packaging sector.
Darren Carlson, Carlson Print Group President and CEO, says, “We’ve developed a well-earned reputation in the industry for designing and producing some of the coolest and most inventive work for our nationwide clientele, many of whom appear in the Fortune 100 to 500 lists. They represent a variety of businesses, who want to stand out and are willing to invest in award-winning attention-grabbing projects. The new Scodix Ultra 6000 press with its 41” sheet size and diverse enhancement capabilities provides our clients with bold, unique products as we continue to expand our specialty print and packaging business. In addition, this press provides us the ability to transition to a complete Scodix finishing workflow solution immediately impacting our business productivity.”
Carlson Print Group has partnered with Scodix on the purchase of the Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press, which is set to be installed at CPG’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota location immediately. The capability of the new press allows for more highly-detailed, short-run and data-variable personalized projects with tactile applications such as embossing, foil, metallic effects, glitter, and specialty finishes. A clear advantage with the Scodix Ultra 6000 is the size of the press which accommodates 29 x 41 inch sheets. Earl Guinter, Carlson Print Group Sales Manager, comments, “Having the Scodix Ultra 6000 press is revolutionary because it allows us to use a common, large-format sheet size across all our presses. This saves our customers time and money, while increasing the enhancement design possibilities dramatically.”
Jason Rollo, Scodix President of North America, continues, “We are delighted that CPG has joined Scodix and will lead the adoption of digital print enhancement in the specialty and packaging markets. Carlson Print Group’s leadership in trading cards is a perfect product for digital enhancement application just as a starting point. We’ve seen so many innovative projects come from this company, we can’t wait to see how they will put digital enhancement into effect – especially in large format. Their vision to increase brand awareness capabilities sets the bar at a new height and pushes creativity even further. Together, we are excited to be at the forefront of the large format digital enhancement movement.”
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Image: Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press
About Carlson Print Group
Carlson Print Group offers so much more than ink on paper. A specialty premium print shop in the heart of the Midwest, Carlson brings 20-plus years of experience serving valued clients from Main Street businesses to internationally known brands. We are committed to excellence in high-end printing techniques that raise the bar in design and execution. We are an award-winning printer with multiple certifications that support consistency in color, best practices and environmental stewardship.
Our techniques are truly innovative, and taking a little bit of risk with color and texture reaps a huge reward in user experience. The print literally jumps off the page — or box, envelope, package — demanding attention and encouraging interaction. Our specialty print combines the latest materials, inks, coatings and finishes with vision and imagination to create beautiful, customized print pieces. Carlson Print Group guides each client through the process of choosing the most dynamic technique or finish for their project that gets your product and brand noticed.
Scodix Ltd. is a leading provider of digital print enhancement presses for the graphic arts industry, giving print service providers and converters real, measurable added value to the products they deliver to their customers. Scodix gives clients the tools they need to expand their product portfolio and stay one step ahead of the competition. Through its Scodix S Series, Scodix Ultra series and Scodix E106™ press, the company offers a range of applications including: Scodix Sense™ with exceptional tactile results for embossed effects; Scodix Foil™ utilizing all types of foil to deliver unmatched foil enhancement capabilities; Scodix Spot™ for silkscreen effects; Scodix VDP/VDE™ (with barcode) for personalization including variable foil; Scodix Metallic™ enhance print with metallic coloring; Scodix Glitter™ for a digital-glittering experience; Scodix Braille™ for short-run production; Scodix Crystals ™ replacing the manual placement of chatons; and Scodix Cast&Cure™ for 3D holographic effects. What’s more, all Scodix applications are manufactured on a single Scodix digital enhancement press.
The company’s aim is to lead print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and commitment to providing what customers need the most – true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment.
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