Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital finishing and embellishment solutions for the graphic arts industry, has announced a milestone today as it celebrates the sale of its 400th Digital Enhancement Press to Curtis Packaging in Connecticut.
Curtis Packaging invested in the latest evolution of the Scodix Ultra 6000 Press, now powered by SHD. Developed for embellishment for the packaging industry with its B1/41-inch format, the Ultra 6000 system also allows thicker substrates and incorporates industrial pallet feeders and stackers. Scodix SHD (Smart High Definition) algorithm-controlled digital printing achieves high accuracy and quality precision of complicated detailing for foiling, spot embellishments and micro fonts.
The milestone sale exemplifies the cross sector and mainstream appeal Scodix sees, with installs in every sector of the print industry and now a significant increase in business from the packaging sector, particularly over the last two years with the launch of the Ultra 5000 and 6000 Presses.
“Brands are fighting to be noticed on the shelves – be it a bricks and mortar store or an online retailer – and connecting with customers during the unboxing experience of eCommerce had become a crucial part of the perception of a brand,” states Eli Grinberg, Scodix CEO. “Embellishments are playing a larger role in that initial impact. Scodix is well positioned for printers and converters to embellish any size job while caring for the economics of business and our environment.”
Anstadt Communications is another business that has invested in Scodix, representing those who have used the value-added experience achieved with Scodix enhancement to aid business growth. An integrated marketing and graphics communications company with headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, President and CEO, Matt Doran, comments on his experience of Scodix: “The additional value Scodix offered has been appreciated by many customers. Some will clearly state ‘Scodix actually opened doors to new business on our behalf. Scodix allowed us to get into places, and, once we were inside, people listened to us — but it was Scodix that got us in there. Scodix was the key.”
With Grinberg as a co-founder, Scodix was founded in 2007 and made its debut at Ipex in 2010 offering the market a unique digital technology for adding tactile spot varnish that transformed the embellishment market at that time. In 2017, Scodix launched the market’s first digital B1 format embellishment solution for the packaging market.
Since then, the company has become an industry standard. Continuing the evolution of its technology, with a market-leading ten embellishments available on just one platform, and a portfolio of six digital enhancement presses in its Ultra series, heralding the 400th sale should come as no surprise to the industry. #Scodified has even become a popular term throughout social media channels for embellishment of printed products.
“It’s a landmark achievement for Scodix, 400 systems sold is no mean feat, which I can attest to, having been here for the journey and seeing Scodix succeed in its mission to digitalize embellishment!” states Grinberg. “The milestone attests to Scodix’ position as a mainstream application in all sectors of the print industry, particularly the recognition we’ve now attained in packaging because of the productivity, economics and sustainability of our solution.”