Graphic Village is the largest, independent print marketing company in the Greater Cincinnati area. The multi-channel marketing solutions providers is a full-service provider for strategy, creative, print management, and execution.To push the limits of what the company could offer its customers, Graphic Village recently installed a new digital enhancement press: the Scodix Ultra2 Pro with Foil.
“The groundbreaking Scodix Ultra2 allows us to add striking digital enhancements and embellishments such as high-gloss spot applications, textured effects, and digitally applied foil,” said Graphic Village president Larry Kuhlman. “We really responded to the Scodix motto ‘the power of touch’.”
“The Scodix allows us to turn print into an experience,” adds Kuhlman. “We agree that having a physical element that can delight the senses is a game-changer for many campaigns. This machine is going to allow us to take that concept further, and truly create one-of-a-kind pieces that will let our customers shine.”
“Over the last year and a half, we have been making leading-edge investments in both our equipment and our people,” said Eric Kahn, Graphic Village CEO. “This is another chapter in that novel, and we are excited about what comes next.”
Kahn believes the digital enhancement press will not only open up new opportunities in commercial print, but also in other segments that Graphic Village serves: “We have a packaging division that does folding carton work, and we wanted to expand that world as well. This machine will let us do everything—print, packaging, and more. It will let us offer unique services and products that no one else in our market provides.” For example, Graphic Village plans to use the Scodix Ultra2 Pro with Foil to enhance business cards, invitations, annual report covers, and more.
To make customers aware of what’s possible, Graphic Village will start adding Scodix effects to clients’ completed work. When a client’s own product is digitally enhanced, they can see and feel how it can make sense for their business.
“We believe the Scodix Ultra2 is going to be a game-changer at Graphic Village,” said Mark Nixon, VP North America, Scodix. “They are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. This machine will help Graphic Village produce even more outstanding and unique pieces, including items with personalized, variable-data foil stamping and embossing. That will in turn help their customers stand out from the crowd.”
Scodix Ltd. wants to lead print enhancement into the digital age and be known for providing what customers need most—true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive print envrionment.
Through the Scodix S Series, Scodix Ultra Series, and Scodix E106™ press, the company offers a range of applications, including:
- Scodix Sense™, for exceptional tactile results for embossed effects;
- Scodix Foil™, for unmatched foil-enhancement effects;
- Scodix Spot™ for silkscreen effects;
- Scodix VDP/VDE™ (with barcode) for personalization including variable foil;
- Scodix Metallic™ for metallic coloring;
- Scodix Glitter™ for a digital gllittering experience;
- Scodix Braille™ for short-run production of braille documents;
- Scodix Crystals™ that replace the manual placement of chatons; and
- Scodix Cast & Cure™ for 3D holographic effects.
All applications can be manufactured on a single Scodix digital enhancement press. To see examples of how these embellishments are used, visit the Gallery on the Scodix website.