Scodix plans to launch Scodix Rainbow™ and Scodix Inkjet-Braille™ solution for digital print enhancements at drupa 2012 (Hall 4, Stand #B31).
The Scodix Rainbow is an add-on station that digitally applies glitter powder to selected areas over printed substrates. The process – Scodix Digital-Glittering™ – is a patent pending new print technology to bring the sparkle to printed materials.
The Israel-based company says this development suits a range of applications, including photo-books, labels and packaging, greetings and business cards, books and marketing presentations. It is a breakthrough in digital enhancement printing that allows print service providers turn ordinary applications into amazing creations, says Scodix.
Based on the ScodixSENSE™ printing process, the latest inkjet solutions also create a clear thick polymer as high as 250 microns to enable the reproduction of Braille letters and graphic shapes for blind and visually-impaired users to touch and feel. Printing special enhancements that make prints really stand out, ScodixSENSE™ creates real value to any image and offers print service providers with the capability to add service differentiation to printed products.
The drupa launches include:
- The new Scodix Digital Press S52 and S74 in B2+ (52cm) and B3+ (74cm) sizes. These products can print on thicker substrates and provide a higher ScodixSENSETM solution up to 250 microns. As a stand-alone solution compatible with offset, laminated sheets and digital print feeds, the presses can automatically process substrates from 135 to 675 gsm (6-30 points) and thickness up to 700 microns.
- The Scodix Rainbow Station™ which operates on a dedicated UV ink-jet station enables glitter printing on any colour or transparency in just one simple pass.
- The Scodix Inkjet-Braille™ technology provides materials to the blind and visually impaired. In addition to recreating standard raised Braille formats, the Scodix ink-jet Braille technology can also reproduce scientific elements, shapes such as triangles and circles, and animal forms. Unlike regular Braille, the letters and shapes created by Scodix stay raised at the same height, never flatten and are very easy to sense read.
These new Scodix S Digital Presses use advanced jetting block and multiple independently controlled inkjet nozzles that deliver Scodix's proprietary PolySENSETM clear polymer in small drops and multiple layers. The Scodix patent-pending optical print alignment (OPA) camera system executes enhancements with pinpoint accuracy, scanning each and every sheet to ensure delivery of the Scodix PolySENSE™ clear polymer to its exact location.
Kobi Bar, chief executive and founder, Scodix, said: “Our mission is to lead print enhancements into the digital age with our commitment and passion to continuously provide our customers, and in turn their customers, with what they need most. Since Scodix's enhancement products are modular and their new features are add-ons that can be fully integrated into customers' existing Scodix systems, print service providers can easily and cost-effectively provide the ScodixSENSE™ experience on the majority of graphic art requests.”
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