“We’ve had been testing the metallic toolset since last year, and we began implementing it with both silver stock and the lamination Q1 of this year. The results have been very positive. Working with clients that include agencies and packaging consumer companies, we’ve been eager to exhibit our new capabilities and they have responded.”
Tukaiz is a family owned and operated supplier of quality marketing communication products and services. Founded in 1963, Tukaiz has always been a leader in establishing an innovative approach to media development. From humble beginnings of prepress manufacturing, Tukaiz now provides worldwide development for companies in Digital Imaging, Specialty Print and Interactive Media. With over 100,000 square feet, Tukaiz employs the industry’s leading artists and craftsmen, along with the finest technology available in hardware and software solution tools in our field. Their range of services offer clients the ability for complete media flexibility, from design and capture to print and internet. For more information, go to www.tukaiz.com
Scodix Metallic offers managers two production options. The first is to print directly onto silver foil stock, specifically approved for Indigo presses. Using CYMK and varying values of white, you can achieve any metallic color on top of the foil. The second way is though lamination. The board paper stock is laminated (80 lb cover weight or essentially any stock desired) by applying the lamination and running it through the Indigo press. We print directly on top of the lamination. The initial process makes the piece look dull but by applying Scodix, it makes the metallic areas really pop, adding both a metallic look and a dimensional feel.
We’ve already done many metallic projects but the most memorable were some laminated business folders (about a 1000) we produced in multiple versions. Customers really react positively when they see the metallic effect and how it impacts the response to their product or presentation. The first step was to educate the market about Scodix and now we’re going back to the market with this new feature.
Before Scodix, we did print on silver stock, but by using the Scodix Metallic feature, combined with the Scodix feel, the metallic effect really makes each project unique and special. The Scodix look and feel really converts new clients into believers. Working with Scodix tools is easy, the challenge is educating the marketplace, especially creative. Creative professionals have long been shy about designing with metallic effects. With Scodix, the time, cost, and application is dramatically reduced, making it much more designer-friendly.
For Tukaiz, Scodix Metallic offers so much in potential future revenues. Simply stated, it’s quicker, cheaper, multiple color metallic printing with an expectation of much faster turnaround. The finished product is as good as traditional accepted methods, but faster and you can get more creative with it. It offers a minimal learning curve with those familiar with Scodix, and similar to learning to build a PMS or spot color library. We’re excited about its future at Tukaiz.
Frank Defino Sr.
CEO of Tukaiz
Scodix Metallic™ is a game changing technology and we are very excited to demonstrate this revolutionary enhancement to our customers. For the first time ever, PSP’s can offer qualities and values that have never been possible before. The possibility to show all metallic colors, including other enhancements such as embossing, raised impact clear polymer, different textures, gloss levels — all those by a one-step process, in house — open for Tukaiz many new doors and allow us not only to be different from everyone else, and every other existing technology, but also to gain high margins for our work. The Scodix Metallic™ is a game changer not only for Tukaiz but for the entire commercial and packaging printing industry.
Contact: Matt Giandonato
Title: Digital Print Manager