VARIOMAN is the name given to the newly conceived packagingprinting press from manroland web systems. VARIOMAN means that manroland web systems has created a technology platform which combines the benefits of varied technologies and processes while specifically avoiding the weak points inherent in other technologies and simultaneously providing top customer benefits. The pilot press is an offset gravure hybrid press, which prints foils and provides the proven core competences of the Augsburg printing system like mature design, system integration and service and maintenance packages. This new packaging printing press, the VARIOMAN f:line, will be presented before numerous customers and interested parties from around the globe from 27th of February until 1st of March in Augsburg.

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. The strongly performing business partner and total solutions provider for the print industry has created a technology, which specifically avoids the weak points inherent in other processes: the mixture of offset and gravure here, 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 VARIOMAN 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 special offset printing units have been developed with the cooperation partner Goebel GmbH.

This translates to the highest levels of flexibility for the customer; very important in modern packaging printing, which must meet the present day demands of numerous job changeovers, short runs with many sub-jobs and a plethora of “on demand” print runs. Time is saved and costs are minimised thanks to the highest degree of modern automation in printing, direct from the house of manroland web systems. 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. A comprehensive, all-round, worry-free service package is a further assurance of the presses availability throughout its entire service lifetime.

From 27th of February until 1st of March, customers from all over the world can convince themselves of the performance and benefits of the VARIOMAN, live. Within the framework of the three day event, the system, its’ technical equipment and technological superiority will not merely be discussed but demonstrated as well, in a live printing demo.