Aniken Graphics Announces Bellissima DMS Partnership with Carl Ostermann Erben (coe) GmbH

Aniken Graphics Announces Bellissima DMS Partnership with Carl Ostermann Erben (coe) GmbH

Daniel Badea Bellissima

Aniken Graphics Announces Bellissima DMS Partnership with Carl Ostermann Erben (coe) GmbH

16 July 2019

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM 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 Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH as their latest licensed Bellissima partner.

coe is a highly specialized prepress company and a leading prepress provider for label and packaging printing. coe is the latest Bellissima DMS partner to sign up in Europe and serves the German label market.

“Offering the latest technologies to our customers has always been a key success factor for coe. We want to enable our customers to stand out in a competitive market. We are excited to be the first one in Germany to offer Bellissima DMS. It is part of our future strategy”, explains Torben Segelken, Member of the Board at coe.

Hendrik Da Cruz, Sales Manager at coe, clarifies: “coe took part in Phase 1 of the Bellissima release in Germany. It provides new quality levels and new market opportunities for our customers. Bellissima will change the face of flexo. With Bellissima DMS, we can overcome most limitations that came along with conventional flexo printing”.

Kris Sentek, Bellissima Sales Director EMEA for Apex International adds: “We are very pleased that coe has signed up as a fully licensed partner. Working with them and their customers, we have realized excellent results on press, which we contribute to the combination of their plate-making expertise, the Bellissima screening technology, and Apex’s GTT anilox. We look forward to building on our partnership with coe and helping their customers achieve results on flexo, which rival the quality of offset and gravure”.

Printers wishing to test the technology can inquire through or can contact Apex International or the trade shops for their specific region.

Bellissima DMS

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.

Register your interest in Bellissima DMS

Interest in Bellissima DMS is from all corners of the packaging industry including brands & retailers, trade shops, converters, and flexographic printers.

To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS, please visit

Aniken Graphics Announces Bellissima DMS Partnership with Carl Ostermann Erben (coe) GmbH

Holger Ostermann, Torben Segelken, Andreas Segelken, coe


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.

About Apex
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.

About Hamillroad
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

About Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (coe)
coe is one of the leading German companies for providing a prepress full service and manufacturing high-quality plates, sleeves, and screens. Customers can expect solutions and service for the most demanding of printing challenges, the most unusual designs and orders at very short notice. A one-stop solution – just in time. Whether customers require plates for flexo or book printing, endless and seamless photopolymer and elastomer sleeves, Screenies: around 50 experienced employees in our Bremen and Stuttgart sites guarantee top quality and prompt service.

National and international customers are quality-conscious label printing shops, packaging printers, and brand owners as well as producers of pharmaceutical and tissue products. Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016. The company is family owned.

coe is ISO certified to the latest quality system standard ISO 9001:2015. For more information, please visit:


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