CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – Cyber Graphics, approved trade shop partner for Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software and Apex International, is seeing remarkable results with Bellissima DMS.
“Cyber has spent many hours testing and perfecting our process to support Bellissima, and the print results we’ve seen have been remarkable – tremendous image detail, vignettes to zero with no graininess, perfectly smooth flat tints and multi-color builds. Bellissima is shaping up to be a step change in flexo print quality” says David Smith, Manufacturing Projects Manager at Cyber Graphics.
Smith continues, “The technologies converging for the Bellissima solution - Apex GTT aniloxes and modern HD Flat Top plates - are best-in-class technologies in their own right. When combined with Hamillroad’s Bellissima DMS screening and Cyber’s technical expertise, we are seeing print quality previously unattainable with flexo. Apex and Hamillroad have been fantastic partners in this effort, and our customers are very excited about the opportunities it presents.”
In February, Cyber Graphics was announced as one of the two approved trade shops for Bellissima DMS for the U.S. market. Cyber Graphics brings unrivaled technical expertise, exceptional problem solving and industry-changing technology to its customers.
“Cyber Graphics is proud to partner with Apex and Hamillroad to deliver the Bellissima technology to our print and brand customers” says Smith.
Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated Bellissima DMS website: www.bellissimadms.com or can contact their local Apex International sales representative or the trade shops for their specific region.
Aniken Graphics and Cyber Graphics will be at FTA’s INFO*FLEX 2018 to showcase Bellissima’s unrivaled print quality. Stop by Hamillroad booth 509, Apex International booth 720 and Cyber Graphics booth 525 to see how Bellissima DMS can help improve your Flexo print quality.
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 with no visible rosettes. 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 includes features such as 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™ Cyrel® EASY EFX / ESX plates.
To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS and to register your interest please visit www.bellissimadms.com.
150 lpi AM screening Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS)
The photograph on the left shows popcorn screened using 150 lpi AM screening. The image on the right is screened using Bellissima DMS.
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
About Cyber Graphics
Cyber Graphics is a privately-owned company with locations in Memphis, Tenn., Cleveland, Ohio, Neenah, Wis. and Milwaukee, Wis. With advanced prepress and print media services, Cyber Graphics helps accelerate time to market for printers, converters, CPCs, brand managers and design agencies. Cyber Graphics continuously improves packaging prepress and protects the brands of our customers. www.cybermemphis.com