Scodix (Rosh HaAyin, Israel), a leading provider of digital enhancement presses for the printing industry, has announced the commercial launch of the next generation of its Ultra Digital Enhancement Press Series – consisting of six presses, with each targeted to a specific market segment. Having demonstrated its expertise in equipment for the commercial, packaging and W2P markets, Scodix has developed its Ultra Press Series to address the needs of each sector. “As the world’s most innovative and experienced company in digital print enhancement, with over 400 presses installed worldwide, we’re now launching one expanded product line that’s been designed to meet the needs of all of our customers across all of these industry sectors,” said Scodix CEO Eli Grinberg. “Whatever the application, enhancement or budget requirement, we have a solution within this series. Print service providers can choose the press that will best support the future growth of their business.”
Web to Print. Aimed at the W2P market, the Scodix Ultra 3000 and Ultra 4000 presses both incorporate Scodix Studio W2P software. Developed with the success of companies such as Shutterfly and District Photo in mind, the Ultra 3000 focuses on Web to Print, while the Ultra 4000, allowing larger-format substrates and pallet feeders and stackers, is aimed at Web to Pack printers.
Commercial and Specialty. Offering the same print areas and range of substrates, the Scodix Ultra 1000 and 2000 presses are distinguished by the number of applications available – and consequently are offered to the market at different price points. The Ultra 1000 delivers accessible digital enhancement while the Ultra 2000 offers all Scodix applications on one platform, including automatic polymer switching for superior productivity.
Packaging. The Scodix Ultra 5000 and 6000 both allow the thicker substrates required for packaging applications( up to 2 mm) and incorporate industrial pallet feeders and stackers. While the Ultra 6000 offers a larger format, it comes with a simplified range of enhancements. The six new presses in the series succeed the Ultra 101 and 202, while the Scodix E106 press is still available for B1 folding carton applications.
“By incorporating digital enhancement, print providers can expand their service offerings with attention-grabbing applications, improving customer retention rates in these notoriously fickle times, while boosting margins and ultimately profitability,” Grinberg added. “Whether the products are purchased traditionaly or through Web to Pack or Print channels, Scodix enhances products – from premium business and greeting cards, folders, head-turning book covers and audience-engaging brochures, to stand-out labels and packaging, folding cartons, rigid boxes, point-of-display and security markings – always with a focus on fine detail and high quality results. By launching this segmented product portfolio, we are increasing the number of customers that can employ Scodix, and we are offering Scodix value to more brands, print buyers and consumers of print. This is truly the next era for the Scodix business.”