Apex – Flexo and corrugated solutions at Scanpack
THE NETHERLANDS • The manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions and exclusive distributor of the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software, is launching some flexo and corrugated solutions at ScanPack, taking place 23-26 October in Göteborg, Sweden (Stand B01:B03).
Apex offers three solutions to the corrugated industry: Ultracell laser engraved anilox rolls (in all possible cell engraving patterns for different applications), GTTCorr anilox rollers and the Accora glue set, a stainless steel glue roll in combination with a ceramic doctor roll for glue application. According to Apex, the sue of this glue roll counteracts unwanted effects like warping, washboarding and uneven glue transfer.
The fixed palette concept, which includes GTT anilox rolls, is especially important for optimized fixed palette in four or seven colours. With fixed palette, flexo printers can streamline press operations, reduce anilox inventory and variation, and deliver consistent print quality. If fixed palette or HD flexo printing is not the main objective, Apex offers all conventional anilox cell specifications and engraving patterns for different flexo applications.
Bellissima DMS screening
Bellissima DMS digitally modulated screening technology delivers a previously unobtainable level of image reproduction for flexo. According to Hamillroad, high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi are produced with 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.