Scodix is a print finish that adds a luxury look and feel to ordinary print runs by producing a raised ink effect. It is a digital enhancement printed on top of an image after the printing and laminating process.
SCODIX - Design for the Best Results.
SCODIX looks best when you follow some basic design fundamentals where often LESS can be MORE when adding SCODIX to your design.
There are a few rules to follow to achieve the best result when applying SCODIX.
SCODIX - Trim Areas
SCODIX High Build cannot bleed outside of trim area. (Please leave 3mm from the edge of the SCODIX application to the product trim area)
SCODIX - Score Lines
SCODIX High Build cannot be applied over the score/fold areas of a Presentation Folder. (Please leave 3mm from the SCODIX application to the product score/fold area)
SCODIX - Business Cards
SCODIX Business Card options are only available at 90 x 55mm trim size.
Supplying Final Artwork
When supplying final artwork, SCODIX artwork should be supplied as an extra PDF set as 100% Spot Colour named ‘Scodix’.
Things to Avoid
For the best effects, avoid applying SCODIX to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.
How to Setup Your Files
Open your artwork in Indesign
Create a new layer for the SCODIX separation
Select the elements you wish to enhance and duplicate them to the new SCODIX layer
Create a new colour swatch and name it 'Scodix'
Select colour type "Spot Colour", and convert all SCODIX elements to this spot colour
SCODIX elements are all set to 100% Opacity
Export this SCODIX layer as a single PDF with all trim marks