The premiere of the InPrint 2014 in Hanover was a big success. During the trade show, the explicit interest in industrial printing technologies was clearly evident. Thanks to the wide range of UV-curable, solvent and water-based inks as well as liquid coatings, Marabu’s expert team answered pointed questions to specific industrial applications and explained the individual strengths of screen, digital, and pad printing.
Industrial printing presents unique potential in terms of the huge variety and complexity of the forms, substrates and surface finishes involved. Industrial manufacturers are excited about the possibilities and searching for tailor-made solutions for their specific applications. At InPrint in Hanover they could find explicit answers to their questions.
At the premiere of the InPrint in Hanover, Marabu gave visitors an insight into the versatility and respective benefits of screen, digital, and pad printing beyond conventional graphic applications. No matter what application, whether in the automotive industry, packaging, membrane switches, technical markings, functional inks and coatings, decorative surface finishing or in textile printing, a clear trend to digital printing was visible.
A very special interest was given to solutions with UV LED-curable inkjet inks. The different properties of substrates and requirements such as chemical and mechanical resistance, light fastness, opacity, gloss and colour brilliance or odors - in addition to its compatibility with downstream processes such as bending, machining, welding, or moulding, remain crucial.
For printing on PET bottle closures, for example, Marabu’s pad printing ink TampaRotaSpeed TPRS or the halogen-free TPHF deliver efficient, cost-effective results for rotary systems. High adhesion and rapid drying mean seamless production processes and finished products that are scratch-resistant, even when packaged in bulk.