Foil is used in a wide array of applications – from high-end retail packaging for beauty and health products, as well as the Spirits industry. Additionally, foil is commonly used on booklet covers, stationery and certificates. It’s notorious for adding a touch of luxury and prestige to the final product.
In the past – larger volumes were needed for the addition of foil to a project to justify the costs associated with make-readies and the foiling dies required to apply the foil to the printed piece. Printers everywhere laugh at the request for one-off prints to “see how it’s going to look”…simple put – it’s not been cost effective.
One of the biggest opportunities our new Scodix Foil system offers is the ability to add foil to any run length – even as low as one. Additionally, with a PDF-based workflow system in place, variable data print projects can integrate unique foil patterns on each and every sheet – leaving audiences to truly feel like they’re a part of a luxurious experience.
Variably Foil the Rainbow
We understand that there area wide array of color needs when it comes to foil. Designers and brands everywhere want to ensure that their foil doesn’t clash with their overall design. With this in mind, we built the Scodix foil platform to support existing foil supplies in the marketplace. As we like to say – Scodify the rainbow in foil!
How Does It All Work?
Our Scodix Foil system is a three-step UV-based process that transforms a printed sheet into a Scodified beauty.
The first step in the process is known as the Pinning stage. This lays our specially formulated polymer down on the sheet in the desired image area. Flow is quickly frozen in place with the assistance of the first LED UV station.
The second station the sheet hits is the “Activate” station that hits the polymer again with a low-output of traditional UV. This turns the polymer into an adhesive that enables the foil to adhere to the sheet – only where the enhancement is desired.
After the foil is applied down onto the activated polymer – each sheet is sent through a final traditional UV station for curing. This ensures a high-quality, scratch-resistant foil is secured to the sheet for any additional finishing processes that may need to be performed.
Want to Learn More?
We’d be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss how our new foil system can open up opportunities. And don’t forget – you’re more than welcome to request FREE samples (U.S. Only) to see the magic for yourself.