The Award for Innovation recognizes Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS), Hamillroad’s screening technology for flexographic printing, as a ground-breaking innovation, set to transform and disrupt the flexo printing industry.
Developed by Andy Cave, Hamillroad CEO and creator of the Harlequin RIP, Bellissima DMS delivers high-quality flexo prints, equivalent to 350-450 lpi. Used in over 80% of the world’s prepress workflows, the software helps flexo printers realize the full potential of flexo and rival the quality of print typically associated with offset and rotogravure.
The Label Industry Global Awards was created in 2004 to celebrate innovation and excellence; being the recipient of an award is the highest accolade given in the label industry.
Commenting on the award win, Cave says: “We are immensely proud to have been recognized by the Label Awards and presented with the Award for Innovation.
“Bellissima DMS is transformational and provides 360-degree benefits to the flexographic printing industry; from the trade shops who benefit from reduced repro while winning business from gravure conversions, to the environmental and economic benefits for printers, including reduced waste, faster make-ready and increased press uptime.”
Cave concludes: “As we’ve been told by many customers – this is game-changing stuff!”
The award-winning Bellissima DMS delivers unrivalled image reproduction and boasts no color shifts on misregistration. By using 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%.
Since launching twelve months ago at Labelexpo Europe 2018, Hamillroad’s Bellissima DMS technology for flexo has gained enviable attention. The Award for Innovation will join the trophy cabinet, sitting alongside the FTA’s 2018 Technical Innovation Award. The award season is not yet over with Bellissima DMS also shortlisted for the FlexoTech’s 2018 Innovation Award.