Oerlinghausen, Germany – Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announces that the Scodix E106 press will be commercially available from December 2017. The next units are planned to be installed in the EU and USA during Q1 2018.
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 CEO 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 760mm 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 personalising 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 solution for the difficulties of short runs for versioning and personalisation, shorter and shorter timescales, and increased competition in a challenging economy.”
Scodix CEO, Roy Porat, 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 a new standard in packaging enhancement.”