Cambridge, U.K. – 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.
The photograph on the left shows popcorn screened using 150 lpi AM screening. The image on the right is screened using Bellissima DMS.