Manroland’s Varioman offers environmentally-friendly production
June 3, 2020 By PrintAction Staff
With sustainability in mind, manroland Goss’ Varioman line of presses developed for packaging printing are designed to meet new environmental and recycling requirements.
The printing technology of the Varioman is based on the offset printing process. In contrast to flexo and gravure printing, this does not require the printing units to always be cleaned of ink, resulting in significantly less ink waste. The register accuracy of the offset solution provides standardized 6- or 7-colour systems (ECG, or Expanded Colour Gamut). This eliminates ink changes, as well as the washing agent and ink consumption. In addition, it allows shorter changeover times.
Varioman presses with electron beam curing consume a lower amount of energy compared to conventional hot air based drying. In addition, its high-performance ink curing provides a printed product surface that is already scratch-resistant and glossy, and often no further coating layer is required. The electron beam ink can remain wet in the unit, saving the need for daily cleaning, which results in less ink waste, and a reduced amount of cleaning agents used.
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