In late February, manroland web systems introduced its new VARIOMAN printing press for flexible packaging. The company explains this technology platform combines the benefits of varied technologies and processes while specifically avoiding the weak points inherent in other technologies.
The pilot press, called the VARIOMAN f:line, is an offset gravure hybrid press, which prints foils and provides the proven core competences of the Augsburg press maker like mature design, system integration and service and maintenance packages. The company explains this new packaging press, based on its mixture of offset and gravure, provides particularly short makeready and changeover times with reduced start-up waste rates.
manroland web systems’ VARIOMAN f:line is ideally suited for printing flexible foils for shrink-sleeve applications, as well as for a range of substrates like foils, paper and aluminium foils. The VARIOMAN, explains manroland web, fits in the production gap of medium-sized print runs. The special offset printing units have been developed with the cooperation partner Goebel GmbH.
manroland web explains this press provides the combination of quality from the offset side, with the benefits of gravure printing in the areas of varnishing, adhesives and opaque white, which are important factors for modern packaging printing.