The new VARIOMAN f:line packaging printing press features a technology platform created by manroland web systems, which combines the benefits of varied technologies and processes.
The pilot press is an offset gravure hybrid press, which prints foils and provides the proven core competences of the Augsburg printing system such as mature design, system integration and service and maintenance packages.
Manroland web systems has based the VARIOMAN f:line on its decades of experience in offset printing and has connected this with the most modern automation. The mixture of offset and gravure provides particularly short make ready and changeover times with reduced start-up waste rates, achieved through high levels of automation and format flexibility.
Manroland web systems’ VARIOMAN f:line is ideal for printing flexible foils for shrink-sleeve applications as well as for a further array of substrates, like foils, paper and aluminium foils. The press fits into the production gap of medium sized print runs with excellent offset printing technology and the cost benefits inherent in this technology. The special offset printing units have been developed with cooperation partner Goebel GmbH.
Time is saved and costs are minimised thanks to the highest degree of modern automation in printing. At the same time, the combination of technologies like the degree of variability and particularly the quality of the printed product from the offset side, with the benefits provided by gravure printing e.g. in the areas of varnishing, adhesives and opaque white, are important factors for the packaging printing of today and the differentiation that a modern printing house requires from its offerings.
This new press was presented from 27 February-1 March at a customer event in Augsburg.