6 May 2019
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, is proud to announce Cyber Graphics as a full licensed Bellissima partner.
“Cyber Graphics is pleased to officially partner with Aniken Graphics to deliver Bellissima DMS to our printer and brand clients in the US and Canada. Cyber prides itself on offering the very best-in-class products to our customers and Bellissima manages to bring three of these together into one solution: Bellissima DMS screening, modern HD Flat Top Plates and Apex GTT aniloxes,” says David Smith, Manufacturing Projects Manager.
Cyber was announced as one of the first two approved trade shops for Bellissima DMS for the U.S. and Canadian markets and is proud to solidify its partnership with Aniken Graphics to deliver the transformative technology to its customers.
Smith continues, “While Bellissima is a revolutionary product, our customers count on Cyber to make technology transitions easy for them so they can concentrate on building their businesses and bottom lines. Thanks to Cyber’s unrivaled technical expertise and the excellent support from Hamillroad and Apex, Cyber has successfully implemented Bellissima DMS in both Wide Web and Narrow Web print environments. Using direct comparisons with real customer jobs, the visual difference between traditional flexo and Bellissima is undeniable.”
Hamillroad Software’s Bellissima DMS, when used with Apex’s GTT 2.0 rolls, the only certified anilox roll, and the unrivaled technical expertise at Cyber Graphics, has allowed Cyber’s customers to see immediate value to their businesses from the first impression to the last.
Nick Harvey, Managing Director of Aniken Graphics, comments, “Cyber was one of the first companies to trial the Bellissima DMS technology, and following the methodical evaluation and testing period, we can now announce that Cyber Graphics is an official contracted partner to supply the Bellissima DMS screening solution.”
Harvey continues, “As Cyber Graphics is one of the most innovative pre-press/plate suppliers in the USA today, they are an ideal partner to roll out the Bellissima DMS technology into the market. The technology is fully supported by Apex International, MacDermid Graphics Solutions, and Hamillroad Software as a total solution offering. We are looking forward to maximizing the full potential and continue the Bellissima DMS momentum.”
Joe Settanni, North American Business Development Director for Apex International, further echoes this: “The combination of Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT 2.0 anilox, and the expertise of Cyber Graphics continues to prove out as a disruptive technology for flexo printers, rivaling the quality of offset, digital and gravure. We very much look forward to our continued partnership with Cyber Graphics to offer our customers the very best-in-class solution, ultimately allowing them to grow their business and reach new levels of quality previously not seen in flexographic printing.”
Printers wishing to test the technology can inquire through www.bellissimadms.com or can contact Apex International or the trade shops for their specific region.
Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) is Hamillroad Software’s multi-award winning flexo screening technology.
Bellissima DMS is a transformative screening technology, which combines advanced plate and anilox technologies to deliver ultra-high-definition graphics for the label and flexible packaging market.
Using Bellissima, customers can produce high-quality flexographic prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi which rival the printed image quality of offset, digital, and gravure, while also delivering ink savings to printers.
The benefits of Bellissima’s patented dot algorithm include:
- High definition flexo printing 350-450 lpi
- Photographic quality images
- Fades to zero (enabled by printed highlight dots as low as 1.0% and shadow dots up to 99.5%)
- No color shifts on misregistration
- Easy adoption of fixed palette / extended gamut printing
- Moiré free prints
- Smooth flat tints
- Reduced press problems: bounce, barring, and slur
Printers can also realize significant ink savings which can be augmented by GCR based software, improving the efficiency of press rooms and utilizing existing printing press equipment.
Register your interest in Bellissima DMS
Phase One sales of Bellissima DMS includes trade shops, converters, and flexographic printers.
To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS, 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
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
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 are 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 has its headquarters in Cambridge, UK and partners with resellers and OEMs worldwide to distribute and sell their solutions. For more information on Hamillroad and their products, please visit their website at www.hamillroad.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 to protect the brands of its customers and deliver precision in an imprecise industry. www.cybermemphis.com
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