Aniken Graphics announces Bellissima DMS partnership with Carl Ostermann Erben (coe) GmbH

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 Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH as their latest licensed Bellissima partner.

Holger Ostermann, Torben Segelken, Andreas Segelken, coe

coe is a highly specialized prepress company and a leading prepress provider for label and packaging printing. coe is the latest Bellissima DMS partner to sign up in Europe and serves the German label market.

“Offering the latest technologies to our customers has always been a key success factor for coe. We want to enable our customers to stand out in a competitive market. We are excited to be the first one in Germany to offer Bellissima DMS. It is part of our future strategy”, explains Torben Segelken, Member of the Board at coe.

Hendrik Da Cruz, Sales Manager at coe, clarifies: “coe took part in Phase 1 of the Bellissima release in Germany. It provides new quality levels and new market opportunities for our customers. Bellissima will change the face of flexo. With Bellissima DMS, we can overcome most limitations that came along with conventional flexo printing”.

Kris Sentek, Bellissima Sales Director EMEA for Apex International adds: “We are very pleased that coe has signed up as a fully licensed partner. Working with them and their customers, we have realized excellent results on press, which we contribute to the combination of their plate-making expertise, the Bellissima screening technology, and Apex’s GTT anilox. We look forward to building on our partnership with coe and helping their customers achieve results on flexo, which rival the quality of offset and gravure”.

Printers wishing to test the technology can inquire through or can contact Apex International or the trade shops for their specific region.

Bellissima DMS

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

Interest in Bellissima DMS is from all corners of the packaging industry including brands & retailers, trade shops, converters, and flexographic printers.

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