Quad/Graphics Chile installs Scodix S series digital press at its Santiago plant to provide unique textures, high gloss levels to printed projects

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Feb 6, 2013 – Quad/Graphics

SANTIAGO, Chile , February 6, 2013 (press release) –  Quad/Graphics to integrate Scodix press with new HP Indigo workflow 

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 personalised 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 organisation called Quebecor World Chile, which made important productive investments in technological modernisation.

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 realising 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

About Scodix

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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