Nick Harvey, managing director of Aniken Graphics International, says, “We’re very pleased to have Cyber Graphics on board. We have aligned ourselves with trade shops who are committed to providing their customers, brands and converters with the very best flexo technologies, Bellissima DMS being the latest example of this.”
“Improving print quality and color consistency has always been a big focus for us,” says Kevin Bourquin, director of prepress operations at Cyber Graphics. “We were an early pioneer in Expanded Gamut (EG) technology, and we see Bellissima DMS as an opportunity to take this to the next level.”
With decades of experience in flexo, Cyber Graphics brings technical expertise, problem solving and the latest technology to its customers. The company’s goal is to deliver predictably pain-free production of packaging graphics so that customers can concentrate on building their businesses and their bottom lines.
“We’re very enthusiastic about the prospect of partnering with Aniken Graphics. Our customers count on us to provide clear expectations and predictable results, which increase speed to market. The Bellissima DMS screening technology will be a powerful tool that we can use to deliver precision in what can sometimes be an imprecise industry," adds Bourquin.
Cyber Graphics is among a handful of trade shops who are involved in the Phase One roll-out of Bellissima DMS.
"To maximize everyone's success, Phase One sales of Bellissima DMS involve the use of Apex GTT aniloxes, and MacDermid or DuPont plates. We know that this proven technology solution works 'out of the box.'” Harvey concludes.
Printers can go through the website to set up trials of the technology. Alternatively, they can contact their local Apex sales representatives or the trade shops for their specific regions.
Using Bellissima, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with excellent 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, which is 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’s EFX plates.