Aniken Graphics International Enters Phase One Sales of Bellissima DMS


CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – Following a successful launch at LabelExpo Europe in September, Hamillroad Software Limited, a UK based software company specializing in pre-press solutions, and Apex International, a global anilox and metering solutions provider  have announced that they have commenced Phase One sales of Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).

Hamillroad Software’s Marketing Director, Danielle Kinsella says: “In order to be successful, we have agreed on a phased roll-out of Bellissima DMS to the flexo market.”

“Bellissima DMS underwent various pre-release tests, the outcome of which demonstrated that Bellissima DMS when used in conjunction with Apex GTT anilox, produces the best, most consistent results on press.”

“The combination of Bellissima and GTT specifically benefits from no moiré, no anilox clashes,and consistent inking, that results in smooth flat tints, as well as no ink spitting on press. The further benefits of reduced bounce, reduced slur and a higher tolerance of misregistration (which eliminates color shifts), provides an instant path to fixed palette and Extended Color Gamut (ECG) printing.”

“Brand owners will therefore for the first-time benefit from true cross-market consistency in label and film packaging, while also achieving the highest level of quality possible.”

“Because of this, and the level of interest in the new screening technology, we have decided on a phased roll-out programme. Phase One will include trade shops, converters and flexographic printers currently using Apex GTT anilox rolls and sleeves together with MacDermid Graphics Solutions’ LUX® ITP™ 60 or DuPont’s EFX plates.” Kinsella concludes.

Nick Harvey, Managing Director of Aniken Graphics International, comments: “We saw unprecedented interest in Bellissima DMS at LabelExpo, so now need to ensure it is rolled out toprinters and trade shops in a controlled manner. Our decision to use Apex GTT aniloxes, and MacDermid or DuPont plates is because we know this combination works ‘out of the box’.”

“We’re adopting a standard in Phase One that maximises our success and the success of the trade shops and printers using it. With the pre-release trials completed, now printers can reapthe benefits of the technology that will help them save money and deliver excellent results on press.”

“Printers that have trialed this combination of new technologies for the first time have commented that this is the most innovative development in flexographic printing for the last 15 years and a true industry game changer.” Harvey adds.

Bellissima DMS is Hamillroad Software’s Digitally Modulated Screening solution for flexographic printing. To register your interest in Bellissima DMS and arrange a trial please visit

About Hamillroad

Hamillroad Software is a global supplier of software solutions for the prepress industry. Hamillroad solutions help customers save time and money during all stages of the printing process whilst also improving the final printed image fidelity.


Hamillroad Software specialises in Digitally Modulated Screening which provides unparalleled screening technology for Lithographic (Auraia DMS) and Flexographic (Bellissima DMS) printing.

The FirstPROOF solution allows users to simulate errors which may occur on press before plates have been made. It helps users save valuable time and money during the pre-press process.

In addition, their Lightning Plugins work with the Harlequin RIP to improve the output speed of TIFF, PDF or LEN files by up to 4-10x or more, making the prepress screening (RIP output) process faster and more efficient.


Hamillroad Software is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and partners with resellers and OEMs worldwide to distribute and sell their solutions. For more information on Hamillroad and its products please visit their web site at

About Apex

Apex International is a global leader of anilox, glue set, and metering products and print maintenance solutions.  With 5 production facilities on 4 continents, a strong portfolio of clients in over 80 countries and a high performance, continuous improvement culture, Apex’s value proposition is founded on developing solutions tosatisfy the complex challenges our customers face every day.

About Aniken Graphics International

Aniken Graphics International is a joint venture between Apex International, a global anilox and metering solutions provider, and Hamillroad Software Limited, a UK based software company specializing in pre-press solutions. The joint venture has been created to bring Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening into the flexographic mainstream market.

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