Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software and Apex International, has announced Chespa as the phase one trade shop for Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) in Austria and Poland.
Nick Harvey, managing director of Aniken Graphics International, said: ‘We met with a number of trade shops and have chosen our partners for phase one based on their proven track records and commitment to providing their customers, brands and printers with the best flexo technologies.
‘The partners, which will be announced over the coming weeks, have demonstrated that they are proactively looking at ways to advance themselves and their customers in the market through their investments in new technologies, Bellissima DMS being the latest example of that.’
‘Phase one sales of Bellissima DMS involve the use of Apex GTT aniloxes, and MacDermid or DuPont plates as this proven technology solution works ‘out of the box’ and maximises everyone’s success when used,’ Nick concluded.
Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated bellissimadms.com website. Alternatively, they can contact their local Apex sales representatives or the trade shops for their specific regions.
Chespa has developed over 26 years from a small local company to now an established large group with an international reach via the sites and offices located across most of Europe and the world. Due to the quality and reliability that it prides itself on, as well as the investment and development of modern technologies, the company has won the trust of large multinationals and has been the main supplier to many print sites globally.
Chespa offers its clients a wide range of goods and services including printing inks, photopolymer plates, flat and rotary dies and the pre-press preparation and processing of graphic repro.
Peter Stawinski, Chespa, commented: ‘We are forerunners in implementing HD flexo technology, this allows us to significantly improve the quality of flexographic printing, matching different techniques in offset and rotogravure.
‘We promote a 7C system (inks and plates for flexo print), which allows you to achieve a greater colour gamut. This is commonly used when a product line with a similar layout, but different varieties/flavours is in production. Thanks to this technology, we are able to create an extended gamut fixed palette set of inks which makes the whole process more economical for the printer.’
Using Bellissima, high quality prints equivalent to 350 to 450 lpi are produced with unrivalled image reproduction and no colour shifts on misregistration. Utilising fixed palette inks the screening delivers smooth flat tints and moiré free prints. Vignettes fade smoothly to nothing enabled by printed highlight dots as low as 1.0% and shadow dots up to 99.5%.
Working optimally at 4000 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 utilises existing printing press equipment.
Pictured from the left: Arnold Jendrusz, plate production manager, Rafal Krutof, software engineer and Peter Stawinski, head of research and development department.