Screening technology for expanded colour gamut printing 

A narrow web sample, printed at MPS in Holland. The sample uses Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT anilox, MacDermid Graphics Solutions' LUX ITP 60 plates. The sample includes a panel of perfectly smooth screen tint builds to simulate spot colours (Source: Hamillroad)
Andy Cave Whatever name you know it by – fixed palette, Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG), extended process, N-colour, or something else – the objective is the same: To simulate spot colours using screen tint builds of four or more colours to provide more choice to brand owners while increasing production throughput and reducing costs. The…

A survey of international suppliers for package printing in Asia - Part 1

Is the packaging industry’s future Asian?

(Source: Janoschka)
With a glimpse towards the future, Flexo & Gravure Global asked a ­variety of suppliers to the package printing industries for their thoughts and strategies around the expanding Asian markets. Collectively, each respondent emphasized that their growth strategies revolve around and often hinge upon successfully navigating the changing economics and demographics involved in Asia’s financial…

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) – Announced as German trade shop for 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.

Apex International – Local service in the UK strengthened with Draychem

Mike Lines is the managing director of Draychem (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • A supplier of eco-friendly chemicals and anilox roll cleaning services for nearly 30 years, Draychem will help provide a more complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain claims Apex. Draychem is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets….

Apex International – Customers earn many flexo print awards

Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…

Windmöller & Hölscher – Apex named certified showroom partner for anilox rolls and sleeves

Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed Apex to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom (Source: Apex)
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.

Apex – Concept launches, live demos at drupa

The company will be participating in live demonstrations at several machine. An up-to-date list will be provided at the Apex stand
GERMANY • Apex International is prepared for several concept launches at Hall 11, Booth B26 at drupa 2016. In the flexo market it includes the fixed palette concept (four and seven colour), which includes patented GTT anilox rolls that have been designed to create consistent and controlled laydown.