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 Fotograbados Lynch as its latest licensed Bellissima partner.
Fotograbados Lynch becomes first Bellissima DMS partner for South America
Lynch has served the packaging and labels industry for over 30 years, establishing itself as a leader in the manufacturing of high-quality flexographic printing plates while also is committed to introducing disruptive technologies and processes in the Argentinian market, working with suppliers engaged in delivering more environmentally friendly products and solutions.
Lynch constantly invests in new technologies and innovations to offer its customers state-of-the-art solutions which drive converter business forward. This approach has led it to become the first licensed Bellissima DMS partner in the South American flexographic market and the exclusive plate-making partner in Argentina.
“We are very pleased with the Bellissima DMS results. Our clients have started to request that the technology is used because of the high-quality prints we can achieve, which promotes the transition from rotogravure to flexo easier than before. As a result, we decided to formalize our partnership with Aniken, which in combination with our technological platform including LUX ITP 60 plates from MacDermid, will bring a higher level of differentiation for our customers: converters and brand owners.” said Mr. Diego Zarlenga – manager of Fotograbados Lynch.
“The use of GTT anilox has been a standard for customers in Argentina, and is the base platform for the use of Bellissima DMS to deliver flexo print in a stable and consistent manner,” comments Denis Niubo, commercial director for Apex International in Latin America.
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.
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 Fotograbados Lynch
Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in the development of pre-press for flexography, developing digital photopolymers for flexographic printing. With a clear work methodology that simplifies things, and with the necessary flexibility to adapt to each situation. www.lynchnet.com.ar
Experts in Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) and pre-press solutions for the printing industry.