Wednesday, 21st August 2013
Remata brings ‘pop’ to print with the Scodix S75 digital enhancement press, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Johannesburg-based Remata Print has been refining the art of prepress and print since its inception in the early 1970s. By combining traditional lithographic print with innovative digital print and finishing technologies it’s now considered one of the foremost print and cross media solutions providers in South Africa. This year, it’s crossing the boundaries into 3D print with the all-new Scodix S75 digital enhancement press, supplied and installed exclusively by Kemtek Print Solutions.
In the mid1970s, Remata launched the first desktop publishing bureau in South Africa, followed shortly by the introduction of digital scans that could be placed directly into a computer file. Allowing fast turnaround times and extremely high-quality first generation page layouts, it made a bold statement to the local market. By 1996, an Agfa Chromapress was brought into the family, allowing true full-colour digital short run printing to be launched in South Africa.
‘I’m delighted to say that Remata has earned a reputation as a ‘pioneer’ in the local printing arena,’ states director Esmé Bense. ‘It’s a strong indication of our commitment to sourcing leading-edge technologies to provide a premium-quality, exclusive portfolio of products and services.’
Besides Remata’s comprehensive lithographic printing services, a specialised digital printing and finishing division has been established, incorporating advanced HP Indigo technology. These presses not only provide solutions in the short run full colour arena, but also a multitude of opportunities in the ever-exciting world of Variable Data Printing (VDP).
‘Creating the ‘WOW’ factor in print is paramount today, especially since the development of online communications media,’ states Esmé. ‘Providing personalised, value-added shorter print runs is definitely the future and the Scodix S75 works perfectly in tandem with our HP Indigo technology, providing original embellishments for a multitude of applications.’
The Scodix S75 brings another level of print, quite literally, with its ground-breaking Scodix SENSE, a unique material with properties that allow deposition of up to 250µm to create a raised print effect. No fewer than 99 gloss units provide the highest gloss available for printed materials, with a variable density capability ranging from 1% to 100%.
‘The 3D add-on that the Scodix provides is vitally important,’ adds Esmé. ‘It delivers a sensory side to print, alerting the senses and evoking the emotions. Quite literally, it changes the face of design and presentation and seriously widens the scope for creativity and individuality.’
As an introduction to the Scodix S75’s impressive capabilities, Esme and the Remata team will be hosting a special Open House during the week commencing Sept 3, at its modern premises in Midrand.
For more details and booking information contact: 011 848 0000.
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