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Hamillroad launches Bellissima DMS for flexo printing

09.24.17

Utilizing fixed palette inks the screening delivers smooth flat tints and moiré-free prints.

Hamillroad Software, specialists in prepress solutions for the printing industry, has launched Bellissima DMS, the Digitally Modulated Screening engineered specifically for flexographic printing applications, at Labelexpo Europe 2017. 

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. He 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,” Cave concludes.