Carlson Print Group is well-known for its customised print pieces, produced for many of the most recognisable brands in the world. With the Scodix Ultra 6000 press addition, CPG broadens its offering of high-end, tailored enhancement for new and existing clients in this market. The new 104.14cm (41”) large format digital enhancement press will also see the company actively promoting the growth of its market share in the packaging sector.
Darren Carlson, Carlson Print Group President and CEO, said, ‘We’ve developed a well-earned reputation in the industry for designing and producing some of the coolest and most inventive work for our nationwide clientele, many of whom appear in the Fortune 100 to 500 lists. They represent a variety of businesses that want to stand out and are willing to invest in award-winning attention-grabbing projects. The new Scodix Ultra 6000 press with its diverse enhancement capabilities provides our clients with bold, unique products as we continue to expand our specialty print and packaging business. In addition, this press provides us the ability to transition to a complete Scodix finishing workflow solution – immediately impacting our business productivity.’
Carlson Print Group has partnered with Scodix on the purchase of the Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press, which is set to be installed at CPG’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota location immediately. The capability of the new press allows for more highly-detailed, short-run and data-variable personalized projects with tactile applications such as embossing, foil, metallic effects, glitter and specialty finishes.
A clear advantage with the Scodix Ultra 6000 is the size of the press, which accommodates 73.6 x 104.14cm (29 x 41 inch) sheets. Earl Guinter, Carlson Print Group Sales Manager, commented, ‘Having the Scodix Ultra 6000 press is revolutionary because it allows us to use a common, large format sheet size across all our presses. This saves our customers time and money, while increasing the enhancement design possibilities dramatically.’
Jason Rollo, Scodix President of North America continued, ‘We are delighted that CPG has joined Scodix and will lead the adoption of digital print enhancement in the specialty and packaging markets. Carlson Print Group’s leadership in trading cards is a perfect product for digital enhancement application just as a starting point. We’ve seen so many innovative projects come from this company. We can’t wait to see how they will put digital enhancement into effect – especially in large format. Their vision to increase brand awareness capabilities sets the bar at a new height and pushes creativity even further. Together, we are excited to be at the forefront of the large format digital enhancement movement.’