September 20, 2018 By PrintAction Staff
Esko and Scodix have announced a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil, Scodix Embossed Foil, Scodix Sense for UV embossing and Scodix Spot for varnish applications, a move they say will make it easier for brands and packaging converters to prototype and present digital enhancements without the need to run them on press.
A provider of digital print enhancement presses, Scodix Ltd. aims to give print service providers and converters measurable added value to the products they deliver to their customers. Both the Scodix Ultra2 series and the Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press are designed to enhance printed materials by layering polymers digitally onto printed products, adding value while helping packaging to stand out on the shelf in competitive consumers market.
Meanwhile, Esko Studio software is designed to allow designers present and test their ideas and designs by turning them into high-resolution virtual 3D prototypes, which can include product enhancements such as special inks, varnishes, foils or other finishing effects. A subset of Scodix applications is now included in the Visualizer library and aims to eliminate the need to print and manually reproduce special finishes during the prototyping and presentation stage. Print samples can now be designed and viewed on the Esko Studio Software and then printed on a Scodix Digital Enhancement Press, using real foil, without the need for molds or dies, for print quantities ranging from one to thousands.
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