The Finishing School

Celloglas launch new digital spot and digital emboss HD trade service with a scodix installation

Celloglas, the UK’s leading decorative print finisher has installed a Scodix ULTRA™ digital press, offering unrivalled gloss spot or high build “emboss” polymer finishes ideal for enhancing digital or litho offset print, with perfect registration.

Celloglas is the only UK company that provides this service to the wider trade. We also now exclusively offer the brand new gloss digital spot polymer (Spot 80), a superior option for smaller print runs (as little as 10 sheets), where traditional screen varnish is uneconomic due to the make ready process and overs. The finish is also ideal for personalisation and can enhance a wide range of printed materials including metallic papers such as Mirri.

Celloglas can also offer the high build, high definition “emboss” finish that Scodix is known for, giving spectacular gloss effects. Digital Emboss HD also allows for multi-level varnish designs and personalisation in one pass, with a build as high as braille if required. Another effect includes the use of metallic laminated materials to create a foil effect.

This flexible trade service with two finishing options is perfect for digital printers and B2 litho printers who would like to offer digital finishing enhancements for print as part of their service, but don’t have a Scodix machine in-house.

Richard Gillgrass, Managing Director at Celloglas commented, “We identified a gap in the rapidly expanding smaller run digital and litho print market for a superior “spot varnish” finish. This is currently unavailable as a cost effective option as the traditional screen process and registration for digital print tends to be an issue. We have worked hard with Scodix to develop the right Digital Spot polymer to complement the spectacular high build emboss polymer and can now offer both finishes to the wider market as a fast and convenient trade service. The digital technology also provides perfect precision, which is a great step forward. We are delighted with the results.”

Typical uses for Digital Spot or Digital Emboss HD would include business cards, tickets, short run promotional print, greetings cards, menus, brochure covers or special edition packaging. The best effects are obtained with laminated materials, an inclusive service which Celloglas also offer.

Celloglas have produced brochures for both the Digital Spot and the Digital Emboss HD finish to illustrate the effects, which are available on request or via our website.