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What is Scodix?


Think of Scodix as a spot UV with a difference. Scodix is a digital enhancement technology using clear polymer that gives a look similar to UV but with many more advantages. It can be applied in varying thicknesses and percentages that create a look and feel of textures, adding value to any print item. Good coverage should be around 5 to 7% of the page. The clear polymer has an extremely high gloss unit value of 99 Gloss Units (GU) making it the highest gloss available, with a height that can be printed 20 times higher than selective varnish.


This digital technology eliminates the need for traditional systems of make-readies, screens and chemicals, making it perfect for adding special effects to even the smallest of quantities litho or digital printing.


Ideal for a wide range of market segments:

  • Business - folders, catalogues, brochures, business cards, direct mail, labels, inserts
  • Consumer - invitations, greeting cards, calendars, photo albums
  • Industrial - packaging, cosmetics, high-end products, pharmaceuticals

 

Eco Friendly


A clean, green process that contains no polluting additives, Scodix SENSETM eliminates plates, moulds, chemicals and solvents, while reducing energy consumption. Scodix SENSETM output is non-toxic and recyclable.

Scodix Specifications


 

Printing Technology
UV based Inkjet
Variable Data
PDF, Optimised PDF
Resolution
Up to 2540 x 360 dpi
Image Formats
Standard PDF
OPA Registration Technology
± 200 micron image to image
Ink
Scodink Clear Ink
Layer Thickness
Up to 250 micron*
Paper Weight
135 - 675 gsm
Paper / PVC Formats
A3(297 x 420 mm)  |  B2 (500 x 707 mm)

*Depends on layer thickness and substrate

Samples


Annual Report Graphic Enhancement


Business Card


Point of Sale Cards


Folder Elements

Click here to see more samples.

 

Setting up your files for Scodix in a few easy steps


Setting up the artwork for Scodix digital enhancement is straight forward.

We simply need an additional separation to act as a mask for all the areas that you would like to have enhancement on your artwork. The new layer file will be supplied as a separated PDF file to the Scodix press printing queue.

It is important to make sure that it is identical in all respects (size, orientation, crop, position of image and text etc.) to your original CMYK artwork.

Creating artwork for Scodix:

  • Open your artwork in your preferred design software
  • Select the elements you desire to Scodix and duplicate it to a new layer
  • Convert the layer to a new swatch 'Scodix' spot colour and setup the desired density (full 100% or 30%-5%)
  • If the item to be Scodix enhanced is a picture, you will need to creat a mask in Photoshop
  • Do not allow Scodix images to bleed and avoid placing Scodix over folds

Click here to download tips and tricks in pdf format

 

Tutorials


 

 You can visit these links to view files being set up using Photoshop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75DzBtP-doo&rel=0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKtQjzlwp0&list=PL06209BBE0E3E2C6B&rel=0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CFBMx0sSWc&rel=0