Scodix Metallic gets first InterTech awardz

The worldwide leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, Scodix also is a recipient of a InterTech Technology Award for their Scodix Metallic - a digital process that enables service providers and their customers to enhance their prints with metallic colouring by simply utilizing the CMYK colour process via the Scodix SENSE digital press – all in a digital 1-pass print process. The company’s first InterTech Technology Award further validates the value and acceptance of digital enhancement in the printing production community. “The Scodix Metallic offering is a cost effective and efficient way to produce high-quality metallic effects using a completely digital printing process. The judges especially marveled at the technology’s potential for high-end packaging and marketing applications. Simply said, print differentiates itself with this technology. The judges were impressed with the quality of the samples and how Scodix allows the service providers to easily differentiate their prints [and their operations] by making projects come alive,” notes Dr Mark Bohan, vice president, technology and research, Printing Industries of America (PIA).

“This innovative feature opens additional new and exciting Print Enhancement opportunities for Scodix customers and end users. Scodix Metallic delivers a simple solution that reaches quality that’s extremely hard, if at all possible, using traditional stamping technologies. The ability to offer metallic glossy and/or matte colours in a simple, cost-effective, in-house print process widens the variety of enhancements available now in any run length. We are honored to receive this award and proud of the impact Scodix Metallic is so quickly making in our marketplace,” states Dror Danai, Scodix EVP business development.

The technology

By applying the Scodix SENSE clear polymer over the selected CMYK colors, the print colours transform into a completely amazing experience. With one single pass of Scodix SENSE, a printed sheet can have gold, silver, bronze, embossing, textures, high and low levels of clear polymer effects and more. This high-quality, eye-catching gloss process provides true visual impact unmatched in any other digital process. In addition, the Scodix SENSE protects the printed image and the metallic impact from scratching and scuffing, a clear advantage over traditional foil stamping. The Scodix Metallic print process is a patent pending process.

“Scodix does all this automatically, delivering multiple metallic colours in a single pass. Scodix RSP is the only solution in the market that can ensure perfect registration, image to image, not just sheet to sheet. Scodix Metallic delivers real market differentiation to our customers. This innovation builds upon the company’s image-to-image registration technology. Scodix uses two CCD cameras and a proprietary image algorithm to manipulate every image into perfect registration. We call this innovation Scodix RSP Technology. This patent-pending technology rotates any miscut image, scales any humidity-changed sheet and positions any misfit image into registration. First sheet, every sheet,” says Scodix CEO Kobi Bar.

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