SinaLite Invests in Canada’s First 41-Inch Scodix Digital Enhancement Press
Economies of scale and register cited as key drivers behind the investment
Scodix, Israel – Oct. 6th, 2022 – Scodix, the leading provider of digital embellishment solutions for the graphic-arts industry, today announces that SinaLite has invested in a Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press, the first 41-inch Scodix system to go into Canada. SinaLite, a trade-only printer, has stated that the productivity of the system and the consequent economies of scale are 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,” says 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, so we need productive, cost effective solutions such as the Scodix Ultra 6000.”
The Scodix Ultra 6000 enhances sheets up to 41-inches (B1), with excellent corner-to-corner registration according to Scodix VP Global Sales, Mark Nixon, stating: “On a sheet that size registration for enhancement can be difficult, but as Mike points out, 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.”
Established 23 years ago, SinaLite started as a small 1,200 square-foot outfit with a single-color 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 Greater Toronto Area. 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 the 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. Switching jobs in minutes where previously we would need half an hour, or an hour is important. We know our customers want to be able to decorate our packaging products more and now we can offer that,” says Meshkati. “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, maximising economies of scale and making significant cost savings per sheet.”
Scodix Web2Print software streamlines production and works seamlessly in the barcode-driven environment SinaLite operates in. This improves throughput, accuracy and reduces make-ready time, plus also supporting SinaLite in providing quotations that are more economic and predictable.
“SinaLite is a fantastic company, Mike is achieving ambitious growth whilst maintaining their core values of quality, service and meeting deadlines throughout and we’re delighted Scodix will be supporting their team in continuing those traditions,” affirms Nixon. “This latest sale to SinaLite is also significant because it represents our first 40” system in Canada, and validates the fantastic success Scodix is having in the region.”
SinaLite is a wholesale trade printer that helps print businesses and print resellers in Canada and the United States maximize their profits. Serving over 20,000 print partners with more than 1,000 product options, we help our clients save on production costs, reduce turnaround times, and expand their product selection to become a one-stop shop. Throughout our 23 years of operation, we have invested $40 million in industry-leading equipment to produce high quality orders quickly and accurately. Learn more and sign up for your free account at www.sinalite.com.
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. 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.