Scodix introduces smart high definition technology

Scodix has announced a new generation of its enhancement machines with a new Smart High Definition – or SHD – technology that’s mainly aimed at packaging. For now, Scodix has shown off a new version of its Ultra 6000 powered by SHD. 

The Scodix Smart High Definition technology delivers fine lines on foiling for packaging effects.

Essentially, the Smart High Definition means making better use of algorithms to control the printing engine for more accuracy, leading to better detailing for foiling and spot embellishments. This should appeal particularly to beauty, healthcare, chocolate and spirits packaging markets where foiling is widely used. Scodix says that it can reproduce fine delicate details in designs and in micro fonts. 

Eli Grinberg, CEO & Co-Founder at Scodix, says: “Scodix is now fully positioned and prepared for taking on all the verticals for print, including packaging. We offer a range of ten different embellishing applications compatible with a wide range of paper stocks up to B1 format. SHD owners will have the production economies, flexibility and quality to go beyond all existing processes.”

The Ultra 6000 is a B1 machine that’s designed to work with folding carton and cardboard. It takes substrates up to 760 x 1060mm and from 135 to 675gsm in weight or 2mm thick. The standard model comes with five enhancements: Sense, for embossed textures; Foil, Metallic, Glitter and Spot varnishing. There’s a further four options: VDE variable data, Cast&Cure 3D holographic effects, Braille, and Crystal, which adds sparkle effects. It seems logical to assume that Scodix will roll out the SHD technology to the rest of its Ultra range. 

Scodix mostly relies on a range of different polymers to achieve the different effects. These are clear liquids that are cured via UV lamps. The great advantage of this approach is that it eliminates the need for dies, which saves cost but more importantly significantly reduces the time needed.

Grinberg added: “With a growing awareness of our impact on the planet, Scodix production offers benefits for sustainability benchmarking and eliminates the need to make dyes which can be etched with use of acids, wasted in litres of water – all impacting our natural resources. We take our role in this industry very seriously, so it is essential that we offer our customers all the benefits of increased production while not forgetting about our commitment to the environment.”

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