MPI Print installs Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press

From left in front of their new Scodix are MPI Print’s Rob Dhanju (Vice President), Stuart Charlesworth (Manager), Rajpal Singh (Scodix Press Operator) and Kanwar Thind (Production).

MPI Print (Concord and Mississauga, Ontario), the largest trade-only sheetfed printer in Canada, has taken its print-finishing capabilities to an entirely new level with the installation, at its Concord production facility, of Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press. The new press will allow MPI Print’s clients to add enhanced features to their print jobs – such as holograms and other 3D special effects, metallic effects, spot foiling and much, much more. Through the Ultra 202’s Cast & Cure technology, MPI clients will be able to achieve high-impact effects on a wide variety of substrates for a host of commercial printing and packaging applications. They’ll also be able to add variable data in a cost-effective, 100% digital inline process. Originating in the early 1990s out of Japan, Cast and Cure is a holographic effect that utilizes UV technology. While best known for its holographic effects, it can also be used to create exceptional, high-gloss and matte finishes.

MPI Print began as Millenium Printing in 1998 and KingsWeb in the early 1990’s. Fuelled by successive years of growth and key acquisitions, the company now operates out of two printing plants – its 45,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Concord, and its 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in Mississauga. Founded by brothers Pal and Rob Dhanju, the company continues to be one of the fastest growing trade printers in Canada. It offers a complete range of services – including pre-press, web (heatset), sheetfed offset, digital, variable-data printing and a complete in-house bindery. MPI Print also offers die cutting, a broad range of specialty finishes and other high-end, custom-printing techniques.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.