Autumn Graphics Signs As Latest Bellissima DMS Partner

Daniel Badea Bellissima

Autumn Graphics Bellissima DMSAutumn Graphics Signs As Latest Bellissima DMS Partner

6 May 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, announces Autumn Graphics as a contracted trade shop partner for Bellissima DMS in the Canadian and United States flexographic printing market.

“We are dedicated to supporting our customers’ success and development, through our technical customer service, production execution, and focus on new and developing technologies. Our primary goal is to enable our customers to improve productivity, quality, and profitability. The Bellissima DMS technology, in conjunction with Apex’s GTT anilox rolls, is one of the tools that we are using to accomplish that.”, explains Ben Abray, President of Autumn Graphics.

Autumn Graphics Ltd. is an independent, privately owned company providing end-to-end packaging development services to consumer product companies, converters, printers, and agencies since 1982.

Nick Harvey, Managing Director of Aniken Graphics comments, “Autumn Graphics is well known to the USA and Canadian market as a premiere pre-media supplier. Their dedication and continued investment to ensure that they always have the ‘best in class’ solutions for their customers make them a perfect partner for Bellissima.”

Harvey continues, “After initial trials, it was clear that Autumn Graphics is a perfect fit for Aniken Graphics – they strengthen the supply options for the Bellissima DMS technology ensuring that both the USA and Canadian markets are serviced promptly, and with the best technology.”

Joe Settanni, Business Development Director, North America, for Apex International, says, “The combination of Hamillroad’s Bellissima DMS, Apex’s GTT 2.0 anilox, and the expertise of Autumn Graphics continues to prove out as a disruptive technology for Flexo printers, rivaling the quality of offset, digital and gravure. We are very much looking forward to our continued work with the Autumn Graphics team to offer our customers this very best in class solution.”

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


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 Autumn Graphics
Autumn Graphics Ltd. is an independent, privately owned company providing Pre-Media Production, Plate Production, Brand Management, 3D Packaging Development, Print Production Technical Services, and Packaging LifeCycle Workflow Tools to Consumer Product Companies, Converters, Printers, and Advertising Agencies since 1982. Autumn Graphics was built on a foundation of business integrity and production excellence. By continuing to invest in technology, people, processes, and research and development, we are investing in ourselves to secure the ongoing success of Autumn Graphics and our customers. At Autumn Graphics, we pride ourselves on our superior customer service and high quality results.


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Danielle Kinsella
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Hamillroad Software Limited
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