Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) – Announced as German trade shop for Bellissima DMS plates

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) plate making facilities are now approved as trade shops to supply plates made using Bellissima digitally modulated screening DMS techniques (Source: Apex International)

UK • Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between UK based prepress software solutions company Hamillroad Software, and anilox roller manufacturer Apex International, approved Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) as a trade shop to supply plates made using Bellissima digitally modulated screening (DMS) to the German label market.

According to Aniken, using Bellissima results in high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi showing no colour 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. 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 flexo printers that are currently using Apex GTT anilox rolls and sleeves together with MacDermid Graphics Solutions’ Lux ITP 60 or DuPont’s EFX plates. Printers wishing to test the technology can enquire via the dedicated Bellissima website.  Alternatively, they can contact their local Apex sales representatives or the trade shops for their specific regions.

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