International prepress software company Hamillroad Software announced that Harper Corporation of America has achieved accreditation of its anilox products for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).

The Bellissima DMS accreditation process took place over many weeks at Clemson University in South Carolina. Printers and converters worldwide can benefit from this accreditation by combining Harper’s anilox with Bellissima to see improvements in workflow and quality.

Andy Cave, CEO of Hamillroad, said, ‘We are delighted to announce our partnership with Harper – Harper is an innovator in the production of anilox rollers globally and our drive to improve efficiency and quality are matched. We are delighted to partner with Harper to promote Harper aniloxes with Bellissima to their North American and worldwide customer base.’

The Bellissima accreditation is a three-phase guided process using a wide range of screen and surface pattern testing, culminating in a ‘customer quality test’ to ensure samples meet the required commercial standards.

Only Bellissima qualified plates can be used, and the comprehensive test includes a range of anilox and press combinations with Bellissima, using a variety of substrates on both narrow web and wide web presses.

Juan Bermúdez, Harper’s executive vice president of sales and technical services, added, ‘As a company, we’re delighted that Harper’s advanced anilox surface technology is able to achieve the full Bellissima accreditation under the guidance of Hamillroad’s highly experienced technical team. Quality of image is at the center of everything we do, and we are excited to see our customers benefit from this newly announced partnership with Hamillroad on Bellissima DMS.’