— Company’s first InterTech Technology Award further validates the value and acceptance of digital enhancement in the printing production community —
CHICAGO – August 5, 2013 – Scodix, the worldwide leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced they are a recipient of a 2013 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award. The annual Printing Industries of America Award recognizes technological innovation and excellence in the commercial printing industry. Scodix Metallic™ is a digital process that enables service providers and their customers to enhance their prints with metallic coloring by simply utilizing the CMYK color process via the Scodix SENSE™ digital press – all in a digital 1-pass print process. For more information about any digital enhancement offering, go to www.scodix.com.
“The judges were impressed with the quality of the samples and how Scodix allows the service providers to easily differentiate their prints [and their operations] by making projects come alive,” notes Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America. “The Scodix Metallic offering is a cost effective and efficient way to produce high-quality metallic effects using a completely digital printing process. The judges especially marveled at the technology’s potential for high-end packaging and marketing applications. Simply said, print differentiates itself with this technology.”
Printing Industries of America will present the InterTech Technology Awards at the 2013 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Gala (Sunday, September 8th) after the first day of the upcoming PRINT 2013 tradeshow in Chicago. The Premier Print Awards and InterTech Gala will take place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in the Grand Ballroom (6:00– 10:00 pm).
“We are honored to receive this award and proud of the impact Scodix Metallic is so quickly making in our marketplace,” notes Dror Danai, Scodix EVP Business Development. “This innovative feature opens additional new and exciting Print Enhancement opportunities for Scodix customers and end users. Scodix Metallic delivers a simple solution that reaches quality that’s extremely hard, if at all possible, using traditional stamping technologies. The ability to offer metallic glossy and/or matte colors in a simple, cost-effective, in-house print process widens the variety of enhancements available now in any run length”
About Scodix Metallic™
By applying the Scodix SENSE™ clear polymer over the selected CMYK colors, the print colors transform into a completely amazing experience. With one single pass of Scodix SENSE™, a printed sheet can have gold, silver, bronze, embossing, textures, high and low levels of clear polymer effects and more. This high-quality, eye-catching gloss process provides true visual impact unmatched in any other digital process. In addition, the Scodix SENSE protects the printed image and the metallic impact from scratching and scuffing, a clear advantage over traditional foil stamping. The Scodix Metallic print process is a patent pending process.
“Scodix Metallic delivers real market differentiation to our customers. This innovation builds upon the company’s image-to-image registration technology. Scodix uses two CCD cameras and a proprietary image algorithm to manipulate every image into perfect registration. We call this innovation Scodix RSP™ Technology. This patent-pending technology rotates any miscut image, scales any humidity-changed sheet and positions any misfit image into registration. First sheet, every sheet.” says Scodix CEO Kobi Bar. “Scodix does all this automatically, delivering multiple metallic colors in a single pass. Scodix RSP is the only solution in the market that can ensure perfect registration, image to image, not just sheet to sheet.”
About the Award
An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations which showcased the dynamic nature of the industry. Awards were bestowed upon technologies for digital production, large-format offset, flexographic plate imaging, printed product enhancements, and a substrate for printed electronics. The judges further recognized software solutions to facilitate color management, workflow for variable-data printing, and press training.
Scodix Ltd. is the leading provider of digital print enhancements for the graphic arts industry, offering the breakthrough Scodix SENSE™ experience and the Scodix Rainbow™ Station in the Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa. 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 our customers need the most – true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment. For more information, please visit www.scodix.com
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