The Scodix1200™ UV DigitalEmbossing™ Press that turned heads at IPEX has found its first UK customer – Nottingham-based commercial printer RCS – in a deal brokered by Scodix’s UK agent image2output.
RCS managing director Michael Todd: new Scodix DigitalEmbossing™ Press will give commercial printer ‘a key differentiator’
The Scodix1200™ is effectively an offline spot coating machine that produces a variety of clear digital ink print effects, including embossing and coating. It does not require dies, moulds, films or screens, and can even print/embss personalised and variable data with zero set-up and a single-step makeready. It takes paper sizes up to B2 and 500 gsm thick.
RCS managing director Michael Todd said that the installation of the device at RCS will end the company’s practice of sub-contracting lamination via a screen print process: “That process lacks accuracy and glossiness, and isn’t able to provide the embossing effect possible with the Scodix1200™.”
He added: “The conventional print market is extremely price-competitive, and the Scodix will give us a key differentiator allowing us to unlock more markets.”