Manroland announces new Varioman packaging press

Manroland has shared details of its new Varioman, an offset-gravure hybrid packaging printing press.

Manroland Web Systems is based in Augsburg, Germany.

The press combines the latest technology with high substrate- and production flexibility and process integration. It can print films and paper from 10 to 300 μm at a speed of up to 400mpm. It offers a combination of variable sleeve offset printing units, a corona treatment, EB- or UV-drying and gravure printing units with dryers so that different films can be printed to a high quality.

Goss claims that by using offset printing plates instead of gravure cylinders it can achieve a 25 percent saving in costs as well as faster job changeovers.

Alexander Wassermann, managing director of Manroland web systems, says: “The market asks for press systems that meet the demands for brand differentiation, enhanced comfort and additional packaging sizes.”

Goss is planning to release a version for carton printing, the Varioman c-line, at a later date. Its printing units will be especially designed for cartons and optimized for the use of substrates with 250-700 µm. There will be optional punching units and sheeters for inline finishing.

The first Varioman is due to start production in 2018 for an international packaging printer.





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