VARIOMAN f:line – offset makes the difference
What customer benefits does the new technology bring? 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. We have created a technology, which specifically avoids the weak points inherent in other processes: the mixture of offset and gravure here, provides particularly short makeready 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 films for Shrink-Sleeve applications as well as for a further array of substrates, like films, paper and aluminium foils. The VARIOMAN f:line hereby fits perfectly in the production gap of medium sized print runs with excellent offset printing technology and the cost benefits inherent in this technology.
The offset technology reproduces high printing quality at a significantly better cost-per-copy, compared to flexo-, digital- or gravure printing. Compared to latter, the production costs can be decreased by 25 % – depending on the job structure. What is mainly responsible for this is the usage of offset printing plates instead of gravure cylinders and a significantly faster job change. The special offset printing units have been developed with the cooperation partner Goebel GmbH.
High quality printing:
When combined with Corona web conditioning, electron beam- or UV-hardening and gravure units with dryers, different films can be printed in high quality and variability.
The printing unit is format variable thanks to the proven sleeve technology. The production can be changed to another usage within a short time frame.
The VARIOMAN can be optimally equipped with offset-, flexo- or gravure units and comes as a hybrid press that fits every application demand.
Due to an ideal networking of processes and systems, the VARIOMAN ensures a quick turnaround and saves costs from the draft up to printing.
The VARIOMAN f:line – a new dimension in packaging printing
- Web width: 425-850 mm, 560-1120 mm, 625-1250 mm (*)
- Speed up to 400 m/min. depending on substrate and equipment
- Cylinder circumference variable due to sleeves: from 18“ up to 36“ (457-914 mm)
- Substrates: Films and paper from 10 to 300 μm
(* Preferred dimensions, other sizes on demand)
- Lower production costs due to offset technology
- Format variable printing unit thanks to the sleeve technology
- Different films can be printed in high quality and variability
- The equipment of the VARIOMAN fits the particular packaging design
- Competitive advantage due to the networked system