Curtis Packaging acquires world’s first Scodix Ultra 6000 Press powered by SHD
Versatility of the B1 press cited as the key driver for the investment, whilst sustainability credentials were also a must-have
Rehovot, Israel – October 19, 2022 – Curtis Packaging, a specialist in luxury folding carton packaging for some of the world’s most iconic brands, has invested in the first Scodix Ultra 6000 Press powered by SHD, launched at Printing United this month.
As the trends for shorter runs and increased versioning of products continue, the Scodix Ultra 6000 powered by SHD will allow Curtis to keep up with demanding turnaround times, whilst the number and quality of embellishments will ‘satisfy practically any customer need’ according to Don Droppo Jr., Curtis Packaging President and CEO.
“Between the versatility of ten different applications, and the variable data capabilities of the Scodix press, we will be able to capture a larger portion of the market with our increased capacity and capabilities,” asserts Droppo Jr. “We are also excited to offer our customers new and unique treatments for their existing and upcoming product lines. We feel that these new capabilities will help us take our customers to the next level in terms of the visual impact of their products, but also get the job done cost effectively.”
The Scodix Ultra 6000 Press embellishes print at up to 1000 B1 sheets per hour. The new Smart High Definition (SHD) model incorporates algorithm-controlled software for achieving high accuracy and clarity of complicated detailing for visually striking foiling and spot embellishing.
“Scodix technology clearly differentiates itself from traditional stamping and embossing, as there are no die costs,” asserts Droppo Jr. “Aside from saving dollars, each and every run could be customized with its own unique, complementary feel. It’s imperative for strong brands to jump out on the shelves in the ultra-competitive markets of cosmetics, chocolates and spirits that we operate in. And we see many brands achieving that extra impact with customization and personalization, the demand for which, continues to grow.”
With a long-time emphasis on sustainable practices both in production and material sourcing, Curtis Packaging has been a steward of innovation, quality, and environmental responsibility for decades and continues to seek new ways to be a leader in folding cartons. As the first packaging company in North America to use 100 percent renewable energy, to be 100 percent carbon neutral and to be a zero waste to landfill facility, Curtis Packaging holds itself to a higher standard. With no plates, dies, chemicals or solvents, Scodix meets the high environmental standards imposed by Curtis Packaging.
“In short, Scodix scores massive sustainability points at Curtis when analyzing our corporate footprint,” attests Droppo Jr.
Mark Nixon, Scodix VP Global Sales & Marketing concludes, “Having Curtis as a customer, using Scodix embellishment on the packaging of such iconic brands is a testament to the value Scodix brings to the packaging industry. Scodix also provides Curtis with the ability to improve its sustainability pitch, which further cements their relationship with leading brands.”
Scodix Ltd. is a leading provider of industrial digital print enhancement presses, delivering stunning and luxurious decorative effects including Scodix Sense™ embossing, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Spot™ varnish, Scodix Cast&Cure™ holographic effects, Scodix Crystal™, Scodix Metallic™, Scodix Glitter™, Scodix Braille™ and customized embellishment with Scodix VDE™ variable data.
Scodix presses have been proven in the industry to increase economic opportunity for the printers and converters who use them, while enhancing productivity by replacing traditional analogue embellishment techniques. As a clean, green process with no VOC emissions, Scodix PolySense™ digital enhancement eliminates the need for plates, molds, chemicals, and solvents while reducing energy consumption.
The Scodix Ultra series delivers embellishments in the finest detail from A3 to B1 formats. Developed for the packaging sector, the Ultra 5000 and 6000 presses work with thicker substrates and incorporate industrial pallet feeders and stackers, with the flagship Ultra 6000 offering a larger B1 format, the largest currently available on the market and Smart High Definition (SHD) precision. The Scodix Ultra 3000 and Ultra 4000 presses both incorporate Scodix W2P software, with the Ultra 3000 tailored towards Web2Print and the Ultra 4000 supporting Web2Pack applications.