|Quad/Graphics Chile Installs Scodix S Series Digital Press to Meet New Market Challenges
integrate Scodix press with new HP Indigo workflow
Santiago, Chile – February 5, 2013 – Scodix today announced
Quad/Graphics Chile has added the SCODIX
S series digital press, fitted with the Rainbow
Station to their new and growing digital service department. Last August,
Quad/Graphics selected The Digital Business Lounge as the location to present
its new digital press, the HP Indigo 7600. The exciting arrival made it
possible for this state-of-the-art technology to be exhibited for the first
time in Chile. This announcement last Fall was a powerful signal for the
graphics market; a milestone that marked the launch of digital printing in the
Santiago plant, using HP Indigo technology with the support of IMAGEX.
True to tradition, Quad/Graphics faced their challenges head-on, whilst
continuing to drive their projects forward in impeccable fashion. It is
precisely for this reason that they raised the bar for their printing standards
once again by improving their top quality digital offset printing services with
the addition of the SCODIX S series digital press and Rainbow Station. In
addition, to enhance the number of possible finishing options, Quad/Graphics
also installed a highly automated ESKO Kongsberg i-XE10 cutting table with both
a feeder and a stacker.
The Scodix Application
SCODIX applies clear polymer to printed materials, creating unique texture
features to printed projects, with high gloss levels, encouraging users to
sense the product by encouraging them to use the additional senses of touch and
feel. Thanks to its advanced technology, based on two CCD cameras and highly
sophisticated mathematical algorithms, SCODIX applies transparent polymers in
different degrees of thickness and textures.
The tactile effects can be applied as thick as 250 microns onto substrates
ranging from 135 to 675g/m2. The technology can also work with variable data
for personalized products, as the process is supported by a Barcode reader
integrated in the Scodix press.
About Quad/Graphics Chile
Quad/Graphics Chile is ranked among the largest and most important
companies in the graphics industry. It offers rotary offset printing, flat
printing, a complete range of pre-printing services, as well as modern binding
functions. The company is a long-standing leader in every market segment it
competes in including: books, magazines, directories, newspapers, catalogues
and special graphics products.
Established in 1977, like Antárctica, it embarked on expansion projects at the
end of the 1980s. In 1997, it entered a partnership with Quebecor. The
combination of the solid Canadian partner and the operational policy of
Antártica enabled the creation of a business organization called Quebecor World
Chile, which made important productive investments in technological
In 2009, Quebecor World Chile changed its name to WorldColor Chile until it
joined the Latin American Quad/Graphics platform in 2010, when it rocked the
graphics market by acquiring Worldcolor. The Aguirre family continue as the
local partner, and Carlos Hernán Aguirre, the General Manager at Quad/Graphics
Chile, is the graphics entrepreneur with the best prospects to spot the future
publishing sector trends. Furthermore, the company stands out for the strong
and unwavering commitment to its professional business association ASIMPRES.
Quad/Graphics is the only graphics company in Chile which is able to offer
these advantages over and above traditional printing. Their more demanding
clients are enjoying the innovative possibilities these digital printing and
enhancement technologies provide, which are ideal for high-impact and
top-quality work. They are quickly realizing that these tools generate optimum
differentiation of their graphics products. For more information, go to http://www.qg.com/la/en/about-latin-america/santiago.asp.
Scodix Ltd. is the leading provider of digital print enhancements for the
graphic arts industry, offering the breakthrough Scodix SENSE™ experience and
the Scodix Rainbow station all over the world. The company’s aim is to lead
print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and
commitment to providing what our customers need the most – true brand
differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment. For more
information please visit www.scodix.com.
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