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Scodix has announced the commercial availability of the Scodix Cast&Cure application. Making 3D holographic effects more accessible to brands than ever before, the latest addition to the portfolio of applications provides yet another differentiator for printers looking for a competitive edge.
Now available with the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station, the company offers nine different enhancement effects. Customers will be able to see the application demonstrated for the first time at an open house event at beta customer Drukkerij VD’s facility in Belgium, on 10 October 2017.
Employing a variety of standard off the shelf holographic patterns, as well as customised designs, this technique delivers style and security features to brochures, packaging, displays, book covers, greeting cards, and bags. Scodix Cast&Cure creates a high impact 3D holographic effect, bringing a whole new dimension, and value proposition, to customers’ print projects. Easy to operate with minimal set up, the effect is cost proficient for short to medium run lengths.
‘This particular finish is causing a real buzz amongst brand owners and we expect it to be very popular in the greeting cards sector and in packaging. Specifically, we can see some scope in the authentication of products as counterfeiting becomes more and more of an issue for brands,’ stated Amit Shvartz, Scodix marketing vice president. ‘The process works by inkjetting the clear polymer directly on to the sheet before passing through a foiling unit which leaves a micro-embossed pattern on the polymer, thus creating stunning holographic effects by refracting the light. Scodix PAS (Pin Activate Secure) technologies deliver superior enhancement with ultra fine detail and flawless registration, achieving outstanding Cast&Cure quality. The results are amazing!’