On 22 November 2017, Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced that the Scodix E106 press will be commercially available from December 2017. Commercial installations are planned during Q1 of 2018 in the EU and the USA.
Prospective customers can see the landmark B1 digital enhancement press running live ‘in situ’ at an Open House from 4-6 December 2017 at Gundlach Packaging Group’s facility in Oerlinghausen, Germany. Scodix will welcome Alvise Cavalari, Corporate Technology Packaging at Nestlé, to the event to talk about the importance of packaging, how supply chain’s needs are rapidly evolving, and how that, in turn, is driving change in how cartons are made.
Gundlach Packaging Group was the first company in Europe to install the Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press for beta stage testing. Dr Uwe Schürmann, Gundlach, chief executive officer and managing partner elaborates, “The packaging market is still in the early stages of digital technology adoption. Digital enhancement in a B1 format is the frontier – consequently Scodix provides a true distinction from the competition. We are thrilled that we were the first company in Europe to test the Scodix E106 and we’re excited to show the world what the technology can do at the upcoming Open House.”
The Scodix E106 made its debut at drupa 2016, and was developed specifically to deliver enhancement solutions for folding carton converters who need the 1060 x 760 mm format. Multiple premium quality applications are all delivered on one platform, including Scodix Foil, Scodix Sense, Scodix Spot, Scodix Variable Data and Scodix Cast & Cure, all of which are exclusive to Scodix and provide clear benefits for folding carton converters to differentiate their offering and boost profit margins.
Brand owners can create stunning products using foil over foil, adding Scodix Sense effects over foil, or personalizing with Scodix Variable Data Sense or Scodix Variable Data Foil – effects that were previously unachievable in this market. “We continually review new technologies from the digital sector,” comments Schürmann, “And when we first saw Scodix, we could instantly see substantial opportunity for our business. Scodix provides the perfect solution for the difficulties of short runs for versioning and personalization, shorter and shorter timescales, and increased competition in a challenging economy.”
Roy Porat, chief executive officer of Scodix adds, “We are delighted to be progressing into the commercial phase, still working to the schedule we outlined in 2016. Printers and converters investing in the Scodix E106 will be able to clinch a competitive edge with value-added services that can truly energize brands. The B1 format brings all the advantages of digital enhancement currently being exploited in the commercial market and takes us a step closer to a new standard in packaging enhancement.” For more details on the Open House at Gundlach Packaging Group, please contact Monotech India, the local Scodix representative.