manroland Goss at Printpack 2022

Newspaper web offset and the Varioman for flexible and carton printing

Wolfgang Hiesiger, senior product manager Newspaper & Packaging Systems shows us the test chart of flexible materials printed on the Varioman at the manroland Goss stand at Print4All in Milan Photo Packaging South Asia
Wolfgang Hiesiger, senior product manager Newspaper & Packaging Systems shows us the test chart of flexible materials printed on the Varioman at the manroland Goss stand at Print4All in Milan Photo Packaging South Asia

manroland Goss web systems known for its web offset newspaper press installations in India will again be at the Printpack India 2022 exhibition in Greater Noida. Although the company mainly sells and services its double-width presses in the country installed by several of the bigger newspaper groups in the country, for the past several years the focus has to some extent, shifted to engineering services, maintenance and relocation of presses and units. Its most recent installation of a new press was that of the Cromoman to Bartaman in Kolkata in 2019.

PrintPack Show Daily

Rekha Sharma, marketing manager, manroland Goss, says, “Printcom consumables and service solutions will be a highlight at Printpack India 2022. We expect this show to be a wonderful forum for the printing industry and feel that we will be able to generate interest in our solutions for packaging printing customers.”

In recent years the company has developed its Varioman series of packaging presses that it hopes to talk about with Indian customers who are now looking at the burgeoning growth of this segment in India. As Sudeep Bhattacharjee, managing director of manroland Goss India, explained to us in his Noida office and as we also learned at Print4All in Milan in the early part of May, the Varioman packaging presses which are a hybrid of offset and other technologies such as gravure have found customers in both flexible packaging and cartons segments in Europe and North America. The Varioman series is presented in three types of configurations known as the F-line, B-line, and C-line.

As Bhattacharjee explained to us, the Varioman F-line is for flexible packaging, whereas the C-line is for card printing and both are mainly sold in the European market currently. The F-line can print on films and C-line is for the thicker substrates.

At Print4All in Milan, we also learned that one of the Varioman’s first customers has purchased its second such machine. We saw the high-quality samples of test charts printed on flexible materials and thin-flute printed pizza boxes produced on the Varioman for the high volume frozen pizza market that is growing well in most markets, including India.

This story contains inputs from Pallavi Choudhary.

Note: The IPPGroup will be publishing the PrintPack India Show Daily on all five days of the event from 26 to 30 May 2022. Our May issues of Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia will also contain previews of the event.

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