CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM –Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software company, and Apex International, a global leader of anilox and metering products, has today announced that Flexographic Solutions S.L. (FGS), will commence Phase One trade shop sales with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).
Nick Harvey, Managing Director of Aniken Graphics International, said: “We met with a number of trade shops and chose our partners for Phase One based on their proven track records and commitment to providing their customers, brands, and printers, with the very best flexo technologies available.”
“FGS demonstrated that they are a forward-thinking company which looks to new and advancing technologies to keep themselves and their customers ahead. We have approved FGS as part of the Phase One roll-out to supply approved flexo plates, screened with Bellissima DMS, to brands and printers in Spain.”
Flexographic Solutions S.L. (Spain)
FGS was established more than 20 years ago to focus on supplying prepress services to the printers of the packaging market.
Joan Rodríguez, Technical Director of FGS comments: “The needs of the market pushed FGS to offer a prepress service to the brand owners. With locations in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and the USA, we pride ourselves on being pioneers in the development and application of solutions for flat-top dot, advanced screen and engraving technologies, and color management.”
“During this time, we have built and developed strong relationships with the main plate, screen, anilox, color management, and workflow software manufacturers,” Rodriguez concludes.
“Phase One sales of Bellissima DMS involve the use of Apex GTT aniloxes, and MacDermid or DuPont plates, as this proven technology solution works ‘out of the box’ and maximizes everyone’s success when used,” Harvey concludes.
Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated bellissimadms.com website. Alternatively, they can contact their local Apex sales representatives or the trade shops for their specific regions.
Using Bellissima, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with unrivaled image reproduction and no color shifts on misregistration. Utilizing fixed palette inks the screening delivers smooth flat tints and moiré free prints. Vignettes fade smoothly to nothing enabled by printed highlight dots as low as 1.0% and shadow dots up to 99.5%.
Working optimally at 4,000 dpi the patented screening incorporates features including 100% solid surface patterning options and solid object protection. Printing press issues including bounce, barring and slur are all reduced significantly and, in some cases, eliminated. Bellissima DMS also delivers on ink savings, which can be augmented by GCR based software, improves the efficiency of the press room, and utilizes existing printing press equipment.
Phase One sales of Bellissima DMS includes 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.
To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS and to register your interest, please visit www.bellissimadms.com.
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 mainstream flexographic market. www.anikengraphics.com
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 while also improving the final printed image fidelity.
Hamillroad Software specializes 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 website at www.hamillroad.com
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 to satisfy the complex challenges our customers face every day. www.aianilox.com
Flexographic Solutions S.L. is a company specialized in the production, marketing of products, flexographic tools of the best quality. As the manufacture of photopolymers, ITR sleeves and direct engraved elastomer with a wide range of measures for hardness among others. Where we offer a personal consulting service for advanced workflow automation and process management.
A renewed and avant-garde company, which has the support and experience of a team of professionals with more than 20 years in the flexographic sector in the most important companies and pioneers in our country, The final companies are those who have bet on this new Project, which positions us to master the challenges of today's globalization, in the midst of a market as demanding as competitive and we hope that it becomes the greatest reference of our sector. Learn more at http://www.fgs.es