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Hamillroad Software To Launch Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening For Flexo at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – Hamillroad Software, specialists in prepress solutions for the printing industry, will launch Bellissima DMS, their Digitally Modulated Screening engineered specifically for flexographic printing applications, at LabelExpo Europe 2017. Hamillroad will be exhibiting at the show, September 25-28, Brussels Expo, in Stand 11B22.

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 down to 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.

"We're launching the most transformative technology to hit the flexo market… Ever!" Says Andy Cave, CEO of Hamillroad.

Cave continues: "We've eliminated moiré, the printed highlight dots are down to 1%, and the shadow dots are up to 99.5% meaning beautifully smooth vignettes that fade to zero are now a reality. A printer can breathe new life into their existing printing press using Bellissima. We significantly reduce common problems including bounce, barring, and slur – all features which are patented in Bellissima.

"The benefits don't stop there. Bellissima is helping printers save between 5-10% on ink, reduce make-ready times, and creates a sound basis for the implementation of fixed palette printing. As well as the benefits highlighted above, Bellissima is rivaling the quality of print typically associated with offset and gravure, and is challenging digital as the future for flexible packaging and labels."

About Hamillroad

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 whilst also improving the final printed image fidelity.

Portfolio

Hamillroad Software specialises 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.

 

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