APD Printing of Brantford, Ontario (operating as Wholesale Pocket Folders in Canada and Trade Only Folders in the U.S.), has installed a new Scodix Ultra 101 Digital Enhancement Press, dramatically boosting its finishing capabilities in the production of food labels and product shelf packaging, saddle-stitched and perfect-bound promotional materials and literature, as well as various other high-end printing products.
Founded in 2001 by the father-and-son team of Luis and Gregory Perez, who emigrated from Colombia to Canada, APD has built its reputation on delivering superior quality and high value to national and international graphic designers and franchise commercial printers (such as Minuteman Press and Kwik Copy), as well as small independent service providers and resellers.
“Delivering value-priced quality has been the foundation for our success, especially in the pocket-folder market,” said APD General Manager Luis Perez. “Our production team continues to take quality to the next level, and the Scodix press will enable us to go even further. We came to Canada with an extensive printing background. Traditionally, we’ve produced raised embossing effects by standard analogue spot-UV and foil-stamping methods. We are constantly in search of improved workflow and output tools. Though we’ve only just installed the Scodix system, we’re already very comfortable with how much easier and production-friendly these enhancements now become.
It also helps that clients have been pushing us in this direction, and then we saw Scodix at an industry tradeshow. We did our comparison shopping and it became obvious that it was the Scodix offering that best matched our production needs. Being able to provide this type of in-house finishing allows us to shorten turnarounds and offer so much more in the way of capabilities. We recently applied some enhancements to our own advertising, as well as a few smaller jobs, and the feedback has been overwhelming. You simply can’t compare the reaction it generates with any other finishing techniques,” Perez added.
The Scodix Ultra 101 is a digital enhancement press designed for commercial offset and HP Indigo presses. It supports up to six different Scodix applications – including variable data, foiling, Scodix Metallic, Scodix Cast & Cure, Scodix Glitter and Scodix Sense raised printing enhancements – adding impressive tactile and visual effects and substantial value to standard two-dimensional colour printing.
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