Marabu Showcasing Diverse Range Of Ink Solutions


The single-component Mara Tech MGO baking ink is ideal not only for glass, but also for screen and pad printing on metal where high resistance to chemicals is crucial. The ink contains silicone, and is therefore suitable for both first and second surfaces, in particular for container and flat glass. As a single-component product, it ensures highly reliable printing processes. This makes Mara Tech MGO a perfect choice for sensitive goods, such as baby bottles, drinking glasses and medical accessories.

Water-based pad and digital printing inks for toys

Maqua Pad MAP is the world’s first commercially available water-based pad printing ink for adding decorative elements for sensitive applications, such as children’s toys. The water-based formulation is odourless, manufactured without the use of BPA or BPS chemicals, and has very low VOC and low PAH levels. Marabu’s water-based inkjet inks offer the benefits of digital printing, and are employed, in particular, for the personalisation/customisation of plastic toy parts. These inks can be deployed with all leading industrial print heads (e.g. Konika Minolta, Kyocera and Dimatix).

Flexible pad printing inks for diverse applications

Marabu’s Tampa Tex TPX offers very high adhesion and high opacity in conjunction with a flexible ink film. As numerous test prints and quality checks have now demonstrated, this best-selling pad printing ink for textiles is also ideal for other, highly challenging tasks. The extremely carefully sourced, high-purity raw materials not only comply with the strict specifications of clothing manufacturers, such as Adidas A01 und Nike RSL, they also fulfil requirements for baby products, toys and packaging.

Smart printing solutions for the automotive industry

Mara Mold MPC can be printed on the reverse of polycarbonate films and then coated with PC or PC/ABS during the Film Insert Moulding (FIM) process. Mara® Mold MPC offers excellent mouldability and high temperature resistance in conjunction with very good adhesion to injection-moulded substrates. Marabu’s Mara Poly P offering is ideal for aluminium trim, door sill plates and glossy logo badges. It can be combined with Mara Pur PU to ensure high durability on aluminium parts. The dual-cure screen printing varnish Mara Cure HY delivers the desired surface effect – for both matte and high-gloss finishes. The UV-curable Ultra Jet DUV-MF inkjet ink is a highly versatile ink suitable for multiple scenarios, including printing rigid substrates, such as pre-moulded automotive components. Ultra Jet DUV-MF is also available in a LED-curable version.

Specialty ink for decorating front panels

The latest household appliances are equipped with state-of-the-art front panels and integrated touch panels. Marabu’s Mara Panel MPA, a range of specialty decorative inks, features an outstanding opaque white, plus a deep, non-conductive black developed for printing on the back (second surface) of popular PMMA or PC plastics. Mara Panel MPA displays very high electrical resistance to avoid interference with the input system’s functionality. Furthermore, the range has been tested for resistance to water vapour and to common cleaning agents from leading manufacturers.

Combined printing techniques for operator control panels

Marabu offers a combined solution for operator control panels, comprising both screen and digital processes. The PET foil material employed to make membrane keyboards is decorated via digital printing. Benefits include shorter printer set-up times, cost-effective production of very small print runs, and customised designs for individual membrane keyboards within a single print job.

The blocking layer is subsequently screen printed. There is a choice of inks available for this task, such as the solvent-based Mara® Switch MSW system with an effective opaque white, black and block-out silver or, where required, the UV-curable Ultra Switch UVSW line. These solutions and more will be showcased at the upcoming InPrint 2019.

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