Scodix launches 6 next-gen Ultras
Pioneering digital enhancement solutions developer Scodix is launching what it says is the next generation of its Ultra Digital Enhancement Press Series, consisting of six presses, each targeted to a specific market segment, and all supplied in ANZ by Currie Group.
Those segments are web-to-print; commercial and speciality; and packaging. The company says with launching this segmented product portfolio it is increasing the number of customers that can employ Scodix, and is offering Scodix value to more brands, print buyers, and consumers of print.
Scodix says it has developed the Ultra Press Series to fully address the needs of each sector. Scodix CEO Eli Grinberg said: “As the world’s most innovative and experienced company in digital print enhancement, with 400 presses installed around the world, we’re now launching one expanded product line that has been designed to meet the needs of all of our customers across all of these industry sectors. 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.”
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 Web2Print, while the Ultra 4000, allowing larger format substrates and pallet feeders and stackers, is aimed at Web2Pack printers.
For commercial and speciality, 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.
Targeting packaging the Scodix Ultra 5000 and 6000 both allow the thicker substrates required for packaging applications – up to 2mm – 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.
Grinberg said: “By incorporating digital enhancement, print providers can expand their service offerings with attention-grabbing applications, improving customer retention rates in these notoriously fickle times, whilst boosting margins and ultimately profitability. Whether the products are purchased traditional or through Web2Pack or Print channels, Scodix enhances products from premium business and greeting cards, folders, head-turning book covers, 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."