The addition of the Scodix Ultra2 Pro with Foil machine to Cincinnati based Graphic Village LLC will enable the business to continue to push the limits of what it can provide for its customers.
According to Graphic Village president Larry Kuhlman, the Scodix Ultra2 Digital Enhancement Press allows the company to add striking digital enhancements and embellishments, such as high-gloss spot applications, textured effects and digitally applied foil,
‘We really responded to their motto of ‘the power of touch’,’ said Kuhlman.
‘Over the last year and a half, we have been making leading-edge investments in both our equipment and our people,’ said Eric Kahn, Graphic Village CEO. ‘This is another chapter in that novel, and we are excited about what comes next.’
Kuhlman noted it was the unique features of the Scodix Ultra2 that made it stand out. ‘The Scodix allows us to turn print into an experience, and that is something we were already striving to accomplish,’ he said. ‘We agree with their philosophy that having a physical element that can delight the senses is a game-changer for many campaigns. This machine is going to allow us to take that concept further, and truly create one-of-a-kind pieces that will let our customers shine.’
Kahn believes the Scodix’s ease of operation and digital capabilities, along with the new opportunities the machine opens up, are all very attractive. He pointed out that not only does the new system open up projects in the commercial print world, it will allow Graphic Village to expand in some of the other segments it serves.
‘We have a packaging division that does folding carton work, and we wanted to expand that world as well,’ he said. ‘This machine will let us do everything — print, packaging and more; it will let us offer truly unique services and products no one else in our market can provide.’ Some of the pieces Graphic Village plans to add Scodix applications to include business cards, invitations, annual report covers, marketing materials and more.
The new Scodix Ultra2 is now fully operational, and Graphic Village is introducing its new capabilities to its customer base. To promote its new offerings, Graphic Village plans to start by adding Scodix effects to clients’ completed work and then showing those clients what is possible with the campaigns they are already producing.