Leading Canadian trade printer SinaLite (Markham, Ontario) has invested in a Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press, the first 41-inch Scodix system in Canada. Th overall productivity of the system and the consequent economies of scale were key drivers behind the decision. “Having dipped a toe into the world of enhancement, we were looking to step up to a professional, heavyweight solution to suit the size of our business,” said Mike Meshkati, President of SinaLite, “We’re one of the largest trade-only printers in North America with work coming in from over 20,000 customers, and with offices in the USA now as well as Canada, we need productive, cost-effective solutions such as the Scodix Ultra 6000.” The Scodix Ultra 6000 enhances sheets up to 41i nches (B1), with excellent corner-to-corner registration according to Scodix VP Global Sales, Mark Nixon. “On a sheet that size registration for enhancement can be difficult, Scodix is unsurpassed in its ability to register accurately and reliably on corner-to-corner business cards. We were very excited to win this order, Nixon added.
Established 23 years ago, SinaLite started as a small 1,200-square-foot storefront with a one-colour offset press. Today the business is still family-run, but prints from a 100,000 square-foot facility, with offices in Dublin, Ohio as well as the Markham, Ontario. With a Web-2-Print business model, SinaLite prints a huge variety of products – from business cards, stationery, promotional products, corrugated boxes, labels, custom apparel, large format print, signage, and prototyping. Flexibility and productivity are essential to its business.
“The Scodix Ultra 6000 offers an incredible variety of enhancements, but most importantly it will allow us to swap from one enhancement to another very quickly, for instance from gold foil to silver,” Meshkati pointd out. “Switching jobs in minutes where previously we would need half an hour, or an hour, is very important. We know our customers want to be able to decorate our packaging products more, and now we can offer that. The Scodix enhancement press will also work seamlessly with our 40-inch offset presses, taking sheets straight from printing into enhancement on pallets, dramatically reducing our handling, maximizing economies of scale, and resulting in significant cost savings per sheet.” Additionally, Scodix Web2Print software streamlines production and works seamlessly in the barcode-driven environment that SinaLite operates in. This improves throughput, accuracy, and reduces make-ready times, while also supporting SinaLite in providing more predictable and competitive quotes.