NEUSS, Germany – October 27, 2015 – Scodix, the leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced the installation of the first Scodix Foil system in Europe. The new inline module for the Scodix Ultra Pro was introduced last month at Graph Expo 15 (Chicago) and IGAS Japan (Tokyo). OFT and its sister company, Die Druckveredelung Köch und Glasder, are considered two of the world’s foremost experts in foil technology, offering both hot and cold foil capabilities, while serving some of the most prestigious brands in Europe. Earlier this year, OFT installed their first Scodix Ultra Pro digital enhancement press, and with the addition of the option of Scodix Foil, becomes the first company worldwide to offer professional foiling for run lengths of any count.
“Scodix enables us to offer a whole new set of services, that in turn-grant us access to additional brands and brand managers,” notes OFT Founder Thomas Glasder. “By offering them creative and professional differentiation options, we also introduce them to our vast array of capabilities. Scodix Foil makes short-to-medium size foil production runs a feasible and profitable reality.”
Open House: Introducing Scodix Foil in EMEA
Scodix has announced they will conduct an open house for business partners and customers from all over Europe at OFT on November 10th in Neuss (located just over 10 kilometers from Düsseldorf). The purpose of the open house is to introduce the new capabilities of the Scodix Ultra Pro including the Scodix Foil Station.
“OFT has been a consistently respected and recognized innovator in the EMEA marketplace, and their endorsement of our solutions further cements our leadership position. Early indications points to a very successful event and exceeded expectations. We’ve already confirmed attendees from 15 different countries throughout the EMEA region,” added Stijn Simoens, Scodix VP EMEA.
Using a unique patent foiling process, Scodix is able to digitally produce professional results that match and transcends quality standards of either traditional hot foil or cold foil processes. And, Scodix Foil efficiently uses readily-available foils to produce a range of colors such as gold, silver, bronze and more, with no waste or mess. Ideal for In-house shops, Scodix Foil makes it cost effective to implement the effects of foil (for run lengths of only 1 up to 10,000+) for just about any project, including packaging, brochures, business cards, invitations and book covers. Many believe Scodix Foil promises to make an immediate major market impact. This sentiment was independently reinforced by a team of industry experts who last month named the innovation a Graph Expo Must See ‘Ems. The growing high interest in the OFT event by many European printers and business partners, is further evidence of the acceptance and demand of Scodix digital enhancement.
About OFT GmbH
For over 15 years, OFT GmbH has delivered unequalled experience in the innovative technology of cold foil. The OFT GmbH Cold Foil Application was founded in 1999 by Stephanie Köch and Thomas Glasder, and since has been responsible for the segment’s further development of the know-how, sample moulding and order processing. Under the same management, and at the same location, “Die Druckveredelung Köch und Glasder GmbH” also meets the demanding needs for the hot stamping sector. The close cooperation of both companies makes quick and affordable solutions for the combination of cold foil and hot stamping possible.
In 2010, OFT became one of the first Compactfoiler users and has since offered Cast and Cure holographic services. In addition, the company offers digital enhancement and special printed effects that help clients further differentiate and accentuate their projects. Today, OFT is a proud and distinguished finisher printer, serving commercial printers throughout the European markets. www.oft-coldfoil.com/frame.htm
Scodix Ltd. is the established leader of digital print enhancement presses for the Graphic Arts industry, offering print service providers and converters the ability to add value to the products they provide to their customers. The company’s digital enhancement presses and Scodix SENSE™ solution offer unmatched, high-quality enhancement capabilities that make the graphic communications printed product stand out from the rest and leave a lasting impression. For more information please visit www.scodix.com