Scodix has announced the launch of its Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press for the folding carton market. Making its debut at drupa 2016, the Scodix E106 is a digital press delivering enhancement solutions for printers in the packaging sector. Offered in a B1 (1,060 mm x 760 mm) format and enabling ultra-fast production (up to 4,000 sph) the press makes medium to short-run lengths viable (that were previously not achievable). Scodix added that this unique combination of exclusive features provides clear benefits for folding carton printers and converters to differentiate their offerings and boost their profit margins.
“We expect the Scodix E106 to be highly disruptive in the packaging sector,” said Roy Porat, CEO at Scodix. “Despite not being officially launched before this week, we have already taken eight press orders from prospective customers – many claiming that this was the kind of unique capability they urgently needed. Print embellishments provide an opportunity for converters to add value to products, when there’s often little scope to do this elsewhere in the converting process. As average run lengths decrease, Scodix digital enhancement presses – with no tooling costs and next-to-no set-up – become an undeniably attractive option to replace analogue equipment. Converters investing in the Scodix E106 will be able to offer shorter run lengths profitably, new products, enter new markets and fundamentally clinch a competitive edge in tough market conditions with value-added services that truly empower brands,” Porat added. Delivering multiple print enhancements in one versatile technology platform, the Scodix E106 press delivers premium quality effects including Scodix Sense, Scodix Spot, Scodix Braille, Scodix Digital Embossing, Scodix Variable Data finishes and Scodix Foil, all in a single press.
The Scodix E106 foil system was developed for Scodix by market leader Compact Foilers Limited as a continuation of the ongoing cooperation of the two companies. Scodix also partnered with a world-leading expert in paper handling solutions, MABEG Systems GmbH, to design and produce the Scodix E106 paper handling system. Consequently, the digital enhancement press is proficient with a wide range of substrates from paperboard to plastic and metalized boards, as well as offset and digital prints, WB coated and a wide range of laminated products.
“The new Scodix E106 extends the capabilities of our Scodix Ultra Series and Scodix S Series, using proven technology to deliver digital enhancement capabilities in a B1 format – typically used by the folding carton market and therefore integrating seamlessly into existing production lines,” said Porat. “Now, brand owners can create stunning new products using foil over foil, adding Scodix Sense effects over foil, or personalizing with Scodix Variable Data Sense or Scodix Variable Data Foil – effects that were previously unachievable in this market. The Scodix E106 delivers the perfect mix of size, speed and striking quality, while reducing costs.”