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with UV-cured clear
Max sheet size
Min sheet size
Max print size
Print height Up to 250
microns per pass
Standard hot and
cold foils, up to five
rolls across the
width, min 50mm,
03 9810 8888
Scodix says high-end foiling for the
masses will be viable with this
by Simon Eccles
What does it do?
The Scodix E106 is a forthcoming high-
throughput B1-format digital
enhancement press. When it arrives it
will be the fastest machine of its type.
It is a sheetfed single-pass inkjet that
can print a clear UV-cured spot varnish
and apply metallic and other foils with
no need for metal dies. Nine
embellishment functions are possible.
“ There is no other system on the
market that will allow you to deliver
this range of combination of print
enhancements,” claims Scodix chief
executive Roy Porat.
It can accept, feed and automatically
register pre-printed sheets from any
When was it launched and what’s
the target market?
The launch announcement was at
drupa 2016, with a machine
demonstrated there. Beta tests are
scheduled to start mid 2017, with
commercial units installed by the end
of the year. Check with Australian
supplier Currie Group for its arrival
“ The primary target is short- to
medium-run folding cartons, but
basically it is aimed at anyone that has a
sheetfed process needing B1 with an
industrial output,” says Nigel Tracey,
Scodix’s head of packaging.
How does it work?
Scodix E106 is a 760mm-wide single-
pass inkjet press, the widest and fastest
Scodix to date. The feeder, paper
transport and stacker are built by
Mabeg in Germany.
The key component is the proprietary
UV-cured polymer ink, which cures to
optical clarity. It can lay down a super
thick coating, up to 250 microns per
pass, with variable thickness to give
textures. Multiple passes can build up
the thickness even further and can
apply effects over foil.
The nine embellishment are: Spot,
traditional high gloss UV varnish;
Sense, raised and textured spot varnish;
Foil, dieless cold foil application;
Metallic, spot varnish on Deprosa’s Soft
Touch matt metallic laminate; Crystal,
multiple passes simulating glue-on
gems; VDP/VDE, variable data printing
/ enhancement; Braille; Cast & Cure,
diffraction; and Glitter, glitter particles
A cold foiling unit built by Compact
Foilers in the UK is standard. This
brings foil into contact with the tacky
polymer where it adheres before full
How is artwork handled?
File input is full-colour PDF job
artwork. A named effects layer is
detected by the rip and only that is
printed. Greyscales control variable
heights and textures.
How does it differ from previous
This is the largest and fastest Scodix
printer since the company went public
at Ipex 2010. It will also be the most
expensive. Tracey says this is the
company’s first industrial, press,
intended for operating continuously.
How fast is it?
The rated speed is 4,000 B1 sheets per
hour for single-pass embellishment.
What’s the USP?
“It is a replacement technology for
traditional hot foil processes,” says
Tracey. “ These are processes which are
the most complex, at the highest fixed
cost in terms of makeready time and
tooling cost. “ What used to take four
hours willl be done in four minutes.”
How easy is it to use?
Tracey says that operations are pretty
well the same as any digital press.
However, more important is the
comparison to traditional hot foil
stamping, which Tracey says ‘is one of
those old black arts. However Scodix is
the opposite, my 84-year-old father set
it up today, having done his typesetting
apprenticeship when he was 14’.
What does it cost?
The announced price from Scodix is set
Launched at drupa:
Lior Meron, (l)
Scodix, with Bernie
Currie Group and the
MGI JETVARNISH 3D EVOLUTION
A scalable digital embellishment
press can print clear spot
varnish with raised and
textured effects, plus optional
iFoil inline foiling unit.
Process Single pass inkjet with
UV-cured clear inks
Max speed 3,000 B1 sph
Print height Up to 200 microns
Effects Spot varnish, raised and
textured spot coating, optional
Foil Up to five rolls across the
width, from 100mm width up
Contact David Cascarino, Konica
Minolta Australia, 02 8026 2401
Autobond offers SUV inline
digital spot UV inkjets for its
high-end laminators. A cold
foiling unit can be fitted to this.
Process Spot UV inkjet with cold
Max speed 3,600 B1 sph
Print height Up to 40 microns
Max sheet size 740x1,020mm
Effects Spot varnish, foil
Contact Tom Ralph, Graph Pak,
02 9525 8009
BOBST MASTERFOIL 106 PR
This takes the same size sheets
as the Scodix, can do true
embossing and runs t wice as
fast. However, it needs dies and
will not spot varnish.
Process Hot foil stamping
Maximum speed 8,000sph
Contact Carstern Wendler,
Print & Pack, 03 9556 1800
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