Cyber Graphics announced as Bellissima DMS trade shop partner for U.S.
15 February 2018
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – Aniken Graphics International LLP, 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 Cyber Graphics is one of two approved trade shops for Bellissima DMS in the U.S. market.
Nick Harvey, Managing Director of Aniken Graphics International, said: “We’re very pleased to have Cyber Graphics on board. We have aligned ourselves with trade shops who are committed to providing their customers, brands, and converters with the very best flexo technologies, Bellissima DMS being the latest example of this.”
“Improving print quality and color consistency has always been a big focus for us,” says Kevin Bourquin, Director of Prepress Operations at Cyber Graphics.
“We were an early pioneer in Expanded Gamut (EG) technology, and we see Bellissima DMS as an opportunity to take this to the next level.”
With decades of experience in flexo, Cyber Graphics brings unrivaled technical expertise, exceptional problem solving and industry-changing technology to its customers. The company’s goal is to deliver predictably pain-free production of packaging graphics so that customers can concentrate on building their businesses and their bottom lines.
“We’re very enthusiastic about the prospect of partnering with Aniken Graphics. Our customers count on us to provide clear expectations and predictable results which increase speed to market. The Bellissima DMS screening technology will be a powerful tool that we can use to deliver precision in what can sometimes be an imprecise industry.”
Cyber Graphics is among a handful of trade shops who are involved in the Phase One roll-out of Bellissima DMS.
“To maximize everyone’s success, Phase One sales of Bellissima DMS involve the use of Apex GTT aniloxes, and MacDermid or DuPont plates. We know that this proven technology solution works ‘out of the box’.” Harvey concludes.
Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated www.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 includes features such as 100% solid surface patterning options and solid object protection. Common printing press issues such as 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
About Cyber Graphics
Cyber Graphics is a privately-owned company with locations in Memphis, TN; Cleveland, OH; Neenah, WI and Milwaukee, WI. 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
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