Company cites driving growth and transforming finishing productivity as main reasons behind purchase
SCODIX, ISRAEL – February 21, 2023 – Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announces that German printer, Druckhaus Mainfranken GmbH, has invested in the Scodix Ultra 6000 SHD, the first sold in EMEA– the move is set to significantly expand the company’s range of finishing choices for customers.
Druckhaus Mainfranken is a leading provider of printing solutions for smaller quantities of a wide range of printed products, a position it has held for almost two decades, enduring as one of the most important online printers in Europe. The Ultra 6000 SHD will be installed at the Marktheidenfeld plant, one of five sites in Germany, servicing medium and large-sized customers with premium quality business cards, postcards, envelopes and much, much more. The press promises to differentiate its business from the competition and decision-makers at Druckhaus Mainfranken consider Scodix embellishments offer the key to success:
“With our fast turnarounds, our customers are choosing to order the exact quantities needed on-demand,” states Ulrich Stetter, CEO of Druckhaus Mainfranken, “As order quantities drop, the frequency of receiving orders increases. The productivity of Scodix matches this demand for more shorter runs, which is vital considering our customers are continually exploring more design options to make their printed products stand out.”
“From an economic standpoint, Scodix promises to offer us the flexibility to extend to a wider range of embellishments without ramping up the cost of production. This gives us the versatility required to meet customer demand for short runs, with a wider range of finishing techniques, without increased costs or turnaround times. A huge win-win.”
In addition to the popular Scodix Sense™ and Scodix Foil™ embellishments, the Scodix Ultra 6000 powered by SHD offers a wide variety of digital finishing options that impact the customer experience greatly. For example, Scodix Cast&Cure enables interesting lighting effects and high-quality optical effects by de-embossing a pattern in the lacquered surface, encouraging customers to innovate and create influential designs and products.
Further features such as high speed, the large B1 sheet format (41-inch) seamlessly fits into the Druckhaus Mainfranken workflow meaning jobs can be easily passed from offset presses to finishing – unlocking Scodix’ wide range of high-quality embellishments and digital capabilities for the whole customer base.
Alongside productivity and economic benefits, Druckhaus Mainfranken has placed a significant importance on sustainability and environmentally friendly production in this investment. The team was impressed with the de-inkability and the safe handling of Scodix UV technology. Scodix polymers work in full compliance with the regulation requirements and standards and the company supports partnerships for providing environmentally friends printed products. More information on Scodix’ sustainability proposition is available on the Scodix website.
“Druckhaus Mainfranken relies on providing its customers with innovative, high-quality products in the shortest lead times while balancing a robust and flexible production workflow,” comments, Franz Repp, President Scodix EMEA. “It is a great indicator of Scodix value to have such a pioneer as a customer and to support them in their journey to add Scodix embellishments to more of their mainstream printed products.”
About Druckhaus Mainfranken
Druckhaus Mainfranken GmbH is a leading provider of industrial printing solutions, maintaining this position for the past 17 years, and is one of the most important producers for online printing in Europe. With five plants in Germany and 1,100 motivated employees, a high variety of printed matter is produced every day for small, medium-sized companies and large customers.
Scodix Ltd. is a leading provider of industrial digital print enhancement presses, delivering stunning and luxurious decorative effects including Scodix Sense™ embossing, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Spot™ varnish, Scodix Cast&Cure™ holographic effects, Scodix Crystal™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix Glitter™, Scodix Braille™ and customized embellishment with Scodix VDE™ variable data.
Scodix presses have been proven in the industry to increase economic opportunity for the printers and converters who use them, while enhancing productivity by replacing traditional analogue embellishment techniques. As a clean, green process with no VOC emissions, Scodix PolySense™ digital enhancement eliminates the need for plates, molds, chemicals, and solvents while reducing energy consumption.
The Scodix Ultra series delivers embellishments in the finest detail from A3 to B1 formats. Developed for the packaging sector, the Ultra 5000 and 6000 presses work with thicker substrates and incorporate industrial pallet feeders and stackers, with the flagship Ultra 6000 offering a larger B1 format, the largest currently available on the market and Smart High Definition (SHD) precision. The Scodix Ultra 3000 and Ultra 4000 presses both incorporate Scodix W2P software, with the Ultra 3000 tailored towards Web2Print and the Ultra 4000 supporting Web2Pack applications.
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Micki Segal-Blou, Marketing Manager at Scodix, T: +972-(3)-903-3371 (x147) E: [email protected]
Claire Russell-Jones, Bespoke for Scodix, T: +44 (0) 1737 215 200 E: [email protected]