LPI, part of the S Walter Packaging Group, has purchased a Scodix Ultra 6000 digital enhancement press as it looks to significantly expand its high-end digital packaging and enhancement capabilities.

The press, which will be installed at LPI’s premises in New Berlin this July, has been described as among the first of its size in North America. It will allow the Wisconsin-based company to offer more highly detailed, short run and data-variable personalised projects with tactile applications such as embossing, foil, metallic effects, glitter and specialty finishes.

‘This is an exciting development for LPI and further enhances the ability to provide new and innovative solutions to our broad base of customers,’ said Kurt Koloseike, president and CEO of S. Walter Packaging Group. ‘The combination of digital enhancement and large sheet size elevates our entire platform to deliver on our promise of providing advanced, unique and efficient options that truly create limitless opportunities to achieve our customers’ brand experience goals.’

ike Draver, senior vice president and general manager for LPI, added, ‘Being able to offer digital enhancement at a 41-inch sheet size creates a viable solution for customers to experiment with different graphic and variable imaging techniques to enhance their marketing and brand equity. As a Safe Quality Food-certified facility, we also value the increased compatibility for our food-based markets and customers.’

Jason Rollo, president of Scodix North America, finished, ‘LPI has always been a leading provider of new solutions for their packaging and graphic finishing customers, and their early adoption of this advanced digital technology means they can bring even more innovative business opportunities to their clients. The Scodix technology, coupled with the new 41in format capability empowers packaging market value growth that only digital can deliver. Scodix is honored to welcome S. Walter Packaging Group and LPI into the Scodix family.’