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Apex prepared for concept launches at Print4All Milan

Apex International is the leading manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions in the world and also the exclusive distributor of the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software. Apex products are used in the Flexographic printing industry as well as the Offset, Industrial Coating and the Corrugated industry. Apex International is prepared for several unprecedented concept launches at booth F29 in Hall 18 at Print4All 2018. Below you will find a summary:

Bellissima DMS screening

Bellissima DMS delivers a previously unobtainable level of image reproduction for flexo. Rivaling the quality of print typically associated with offset and gravure, Bellissima DMS is challenging digital as the future for flexible packaging and labels. Using Bellissima, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with unrivale image reproduction and no color shifts on misregistration. By 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. 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 utilizes existing printing press equipment.

Fixed palette concept, which includes patented GTT anilox rolls that have been designed to create the most consistent and controlled laydown in the industry, especially important for optimized Fixed Palette in 4 colors or 7 colors. With Fixed palette, flexo printers can streamline press operations, reduce anilox inventory and variation, and reliably deliver consistent quality from the shortest to the longest of press runs.

If Fixed palette is not the main objective, Apex offers all conventional anilox cell specifications and engraving patterns for different applications of flexoprinting. Ask advice at our stand, also for cleaning, maintenance and auditing of the anilox.

Apex offers three solutions to the Corrugated industry: Ultracell laser engraved anilox rolls (in all possible cell engraving patterns for different applications), GTTCORR, the future of Corrugated Anilox for unparalleled consistency and the Accora glue set: a Stainless steel glue roll in combination with a ceramic doctor roll for the most precise and durable glue application. By using Accora, issues like warping, washboarding and uneven glue transfer are a thing of the past. Besides, improper bonding and high starch consumption can be avoided.

The Coating, Digital and Offset industries will get to know Apex’ smooth, consistent coating transfer solutions. More gloss does not necessarily have to go hand in hand with the application of more lacquer. Nowadays, there is an anilox solution that provides a smoother layer ánd economize on coating. Positive side-effects are that Orange-peel, Pinholing and Micro-foaming are issues of the past.