With packaging producers under intensifying pressure to cut costs, reduce turn-around times and achieve higher print quality, web offset is gaining momentum as a better alternative than flexo-gravure or sheetfed offset. In many applications, web offset can do it faster, easier and at lower costs. Web offset lithography is an inherently stable process ideally suited for the challenges of high-quality packaging applications, including precise color tones, intricate reverses and screens in excess of 200 lines per inch. Web presses also run fast and deliver that quality consistently — across the web, throughout the run and from job to job.
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.