SinaLite has invested in a Scodix Ultra 6000 digital enhancement press, the first Scodix system to go into Canada.

SinaLite, a trade-only printer founded 23 years ago, claims that the productivity of the system and the consequent economies of scale are key drivers behind the decision. The press enhances sheets up to 1.04m (B1), with excellent corner-to-corner registration, according to the company’s president Mike Meshkati.

Mr Meshkati said, ‘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. 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.

Vice president of global sales, Mark Nixon, added, ‘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.’

SinaLite started as a small 111.4sqm outfit with a single-color offset press. Today the business is still family-run, but prints from a 9290sqm facility, with offices in Dublin, Ohio, and Toronto. 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.

Mr Meshkati added, ‘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.

‘The Scodix enhancement press will also work seamlessly with our 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.’