Scodix has addressed one of the biggest bugbears associated with the digital enhancement press – how it achieves accurate registration.
Since its introduction, Scodix picks up on register marks that are printed on the sheet in order to identify the start of the page and where to apply the fluid for the enhancement treatment. This works well for in house production but results in problems for trade finishing. The introduction of a new camera system to pick up page corners or CMYK objects and relating these back to the digital file, will change this.
“For trade printers and PSPs receiving jobs from lots of differed sources this will simplify the process and allow them to acres the full power of Scot digital enhancement,” says CMO Amit Schvartz.
Until now, trade printers have had to ask customers to apply the appropriate register marks to the printed sheet needed by the Scodix, something that is not always practical. This increases the complexity of offering Scodix as a trade service.
The upgrade is part of the Scodix Studio Station, a new DFE workstation that includes an external Rip, simpler to use interface and the new means of registration, which it has dubbed Scodix ARP, automatic registration process. This gives an accuracy of 100 microns on the Ultra series machines.
“This new solution allows printers to prepare more jobs, handle large volume variable data jobs and process jobs from various sources more efficiently,” says Schvartz. The company reckons that it will process jobs up to 60% faster.
This is the third option in the workflow applications from Scodix, joining the Studio W2P and Studio W2P Customised.
The new registration system closes a gap between Scodix and MGI’s JetVarnish series machines. These have used a three-point image identification system to control register and identify where to apply varnish or foil.
The company had been on course to announce and demonstrate the upgrade at Drupa, where it also planned to show a food safe version of the Scodix polymer for use on its B1 E106 digital enhancement press.
Scodix has parted company with Adina Schorr, CEO for the last two years. She left the company earlier this month to be replaced as full time CEO by Eli Grinberg. He has been general manager EMEA since the start of 2017, but his roots are deeper than that. He was, along with Kobi Bar, cofounder of Scodix in 2007, taking the CTO position.
At Drupa 2016, Scodix enjoyed huge sales success and was arguably the hit of the show, previewing the E106 B1 machine as well as demonstrating the capabilities of the Ultra. Those capabilities are now increased thanks to a new registration system.