About Hamillroad Software

We want to develop products that change the print world and have fun too!Andy Cave, CEO

Hamillroad Software is a dynamic company working to provide the printing industry with innovative solutions to everyday problems.

Hamillroad was born out of the pioneering work of Robert Miller who developed many productivity and performance enhancement concepts for the benefit of Harlequin RIP users. These ideas created a base of technological innovation ripe for further development and commercial exploitation.

Hamillroad Software Limited was then incorporated in the UK as a vehicle to develop this technology even further and bring it to market. It is led by CEO Andy Cave, the original creator and Chief Designer of the Harlequin RIP and founder member of Harlequin Limited (now Global Graphics Software Limited).

The company continues co-operative research and development efforts, as well as sales and marketing, on a worldwide basis.

If we’re going to develop a product, it has to be significantly better than anything elseAndy Cave, CEO

Our products

Our print solutions help customers save time and money during all stages of the printing process while also improving the final printed image fidelity.

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

DM Screening digitally modulates every pixel it produces – precisely controlling the dots within and between each separation to eliminate noise and graininess. It does this through the use of a “stochastic rosette” which interleaves the screens in the separations to remove noise and moiré. The stochastic rosette maximises the ink-on-paper area and minimizes the amount of ink-on-ink to expand the available color gamut while eliminating color shifts due to misregistration.

The screening analyzes each pixel to ensure that no dot is too small to plate or print but is not large enough to be visible. The result is a quality of print that was previously unobtainable.

Click here to learn more about Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS)

The FirstPROOF solution allows users, before plates have been made, to simulate errors which could otherwise occur on press helping users to save valuable time and money during the prepress process.

Our Lightning plugins work with the Harlequin RIP to improve the output speed of TIFF, PDF or LEN files by up to 4x, sometimes even more, making the prepress screening (RIP output) process more efficient.