Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS flexo high quality hd printing

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS

Daniel Badea Bellissima

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS

8 February 2018

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – Aniken Graphics International LLP, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software solutions company, and Apex International, a global leader of anilox and metering products, have announced today that Carl Ostermann Erben (COE), is approved as a trade shop to supply plates made using Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening DMS to the German label market.

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 very best flexo technologies.”

“COE have demonstrated that they look proactively at new ways to advance themselves and their customers in the market through their investments in new technologies, Bellissima DMS being the latest example of this.”

About Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (Germany)
COE is one of Germany’s leading prepress companies providing a full service including the manufacture of high-quality plates, sleeves, and screens. COE customers can expect to receive excellent solutions for the most demanding printing challenges. COE provides a one-stop offering and their team of 60 experienced employees in their Bremen and Stuttgart sites guarantee a prompt, quality service.

Their national and international customers include quality-conscious label printing shops, packaging printers, brand owners, and pharmaceutical companies.

“COE is well known by its customers for being a provider of the latest technologies available in the market. We see Bellissima as a great tool and fitting to our customer’s needs. We are very excited to be part of Phase One. We have seen that Hamillroad consists of a team with vast knowledge and enthusiasm and this is more than encouraging to be part of something that new.” describes Michael Halfar, Business Development Manager at COE.

“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.” Harvey concludes.

Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated website. Alternatively, they can contact their local Apex sales representatives or the trade shops for their specific regions.

Bellissima DMS
Using Bellissima, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with unrivaled 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 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. Common printing press issues such as 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.

To learn more about the benefits of Bellissima DMS and to register your interest please visit

To read the press release in German please click here

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS flexo high quality hd printing

Above: Michael Halfar, Business Development Manager at COE.


Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS flexo high quality hd printing

Above: COE pre-press


Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) is announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS flexo high quality hd printing

Above: COE Pre-press


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 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 have been 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 is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and partners with resellers and OEMs worldwide to distribute and sell their solutions. For more information on Hamillroad and its products, please visit their website at

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 Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (Germany)
COE is one of the leading German companies for providing a pre-press 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 60 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 and the managing directors are Andreas Segelken and Holger Ostermann. Further COE is ISO certified to the latest quality system standard ISO 9001:2015. For more information please visit:

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Danielle Kinsella
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Hamillroad Software Limited
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