More than just a touch of colour

At drupa 2016, Marabu presented its comprehensive portfolio of screen, pad, and digital printing inks, as well as liquid coatings, and announced working together with Screen.

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One-stop service

Screen has announced that Marabu is now partner and official reseller for the Truepress Jet W32000UV in Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Andreas Koch, Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Digital Inks at Marabu, said: “We are now able to offer our customers a complete package of printing machine, ink and technical support – a one-stop service. This gives us an outstanding position in a strongly contested market.” Marabu is very pleased how much interest there is for this complete solution. “It shows us that we are on the right track,” emphasizes Koch. This printing machine has an large application range, which enables printing materials, such as flexible and rigid substrates.

Health-friendly ink system economical alternative 

For graphical digital printing applications Marabu showcased the solvent-based Mara Jet DI-SX Plug&Print inkjet ink suitable for the latest generation of Roland printers. These include the new 500ml cartridges as the economical alternative for Eco-Sol Max 3. The 440ml cartridges provide a chip for Eco-Sol Max 2. Both containers deliver perfectly adjusted colour shades for excellent Plug & Print compatibility, changeover without profiling, excellent scratch and chemical resistance. The health-friendly ink system provides a nickel-free yellow, light black and shiny metallic shades. Thanks to fast production speeds, the DI-SX is especially suited for roll-to-roll prints.

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Cold Peel time- and effort-saving process

The digital concept for cold peel textile transfer printing onto T-shirts, has one advantage over sublimation printing;  the wide range of fabrics which can be printed. With the new pigmented resin Texa  Jet Dx-Dte ink, Marabu combines the benefits of current transfer printing technologies in one application. The design is printed in CMYK colour mode directly onto the foil without a time-consuming pre-press process. Only the white barrier layer is applied using screen printing. The final patches are transferred via a heat press. The small layer thickness of the final patches allows a soft look and feel, thus increasing the wearing comfort of the printed T-shirts. In this time- and effort-saving process, low and medium size orders can be produced with excellent resistance in high definition and bright colours.

Glass decoration

Marabu also showcased the wide range of digital UV direct printing onto glass, including the Ultra Jet inkjet series, which can be used for high-end designs on flat or curved glass surfaces. Furthermore, Marabu presented its Mara Glass MGL solvent-based screen printing ink, ideal for high-gloss results on flat and hollow glass, and its Tampa Glass TPGL pad printing ink for glass decoration. Durable TPGL ink is suitable for a variety of tasks, and performs especially well on rounded objects such as small glass jars for cosmetics.

drupa 2016 “touch the future”

Following the motto of drupa 2016, “touch the future”, a discussion took place at the Marabu booth between screen and digital printers about cooperating more closely. Such an exchange among experts is indispensable for innovations. As of yet, screen printing cannot be replaced by digital printing. Printing in combination is, therefore, the key to success. The whole industry can look forward to an exciting printing future.