Scodix introduced its S Series of printers as well as the Scodix Rainbow station to the American market during Graph Expo (October 7-10). World-renowned author, consultant, speaker, and professor, Frank Romano, named Scodix as the Most Interesting Thing to See at Graph Expo.
The company collaborated with renowned American artist Tom Zotos, who has painted artwork for Jimi Hendrix, Disney, and Warner Brothers Pictures, to name a few. Throughout the show Zotos autographed the work he collaborated with Scodix on, for lucky customers. This created huge traffic the companys booth, with thousands of people coming to see what we was on offer. By the end of the four-day show, Scodix had given out over 50000 printed items to the estimated 30000 visitors to its booth.
Scodix S Series
The Scodix S74 and S52 represents two sheet size formats, 52cm wide (20) and 74cm wide (29).
The Scodix S74 and S74 PRO belong to a very exclusive digital press family of large print size sheets. This family includes the new digital CMYK presses from HP Indigo, Screen, Fuji and others. Both Scodix S74 and S74 PRO support sheet sizes of B2+ which is 520mm x 735mm and both products have an adjustable OPA system (Optical Print Alignment system, based on cameras).
The Scodix operator places the required amount of sheets in the feeder (up to 500kg/1100 pounds of materials or 2000 sheets of 135gsm/6 points can be placed in one batch), and the process from this point is fully automatic. In a front loading technique, a line of vacuum sucking cups take each sheet and load it to a belt conveyor that advances the sheet into the press (the paper is held by a vacuum system in the conveyor throughout the process). The feeder can load up to 30 point materials, as thick as 700 micron/0.7mm. The vacuum cups are the only elements that touch the material throughout the process. No hands or other things need to touch the material in the process which assures a high print quality.
The Scodix Rainbow prints glitters on selective areas, creating a sparkling, shiny experience that brings the glamour of glittering in graphic communications to digital printing. Scodix customers are able to offer the Scodix SENSE™ with and without Glittering, and create an impact that was never offered before with a digital device.
Scodix Rainbow is a dedicated station, attached to a Scodix S digital press. The Scodix Rainbow stations physical position is after the Scodix S printing engine, and before the stacker. It works in a waterfall concept, the glittering powder falls on a surface with areas covered in glue. The glittering powder then sticks to the glued area and the rest of the glittering powder is vacuumed back to the glittering container and is re-used. The glue in the Scodix case is the clear Scodix polymer.
To support Scodix customers, the Rainbow station is designed to work with standard market glittering powder available in every local area. Customers do not need to purchase the powder form Scodix. Scodix Rainbow appeals to PSPs using offset sheet-fed presses, high-end digital presses and shops using Screen printing lines that already use glittering in their workflow.