At FESPA Digital 2014, Marabu stood out with its UV-curable, solvent- and water-based inkjet inks. Addi-tionally, Marashield liquid coatings and its new color shades proved to be a strong fourth pillar within the wide inkjet ink portfolio.
At the largest FESPA Digital show so far, Marabu showed his versatile competence in digital printing. In particular, the wide portfolio of UV-curable, solvent- and water-based inkjet inks was convincing, including new metallic color shades and a smart alternative ink for Océ Arizona and Fujifilm Acuity. Much interest was focused on the new Marashield UV-CGL color shades for printing on glass surfaces using roller coating technology.
At Munich, silver effects of a very special kind were provided by the UV-LED-curable metallic shade as a new part of the UltraJet DLE-A series. With the new UV-color pleasing matt, shimmering silver effects can be achieved on a huge variety of substrates, for example on non-absorbent substrates such as plastics. The solvent-based MaraJet DI-MS series offers an enlarged color gamut with colored metallic effects: Based on the MaraJet DI-MS 191 silver, a wide variety of different metallic shades can be created. The MaraJet DI-MS color series is applicable on PVC self-adhesive films, coated substrates, coated and uncoated textiles and suitable papers.
In addition, Marabu presented its UV-curable UltraJet DUV-A series as a smart alternative ink complete with bulk system for Océ Arizona and Fujifilm Acuity. They span an extensive colour gamut and demonstrate outstanding adhesion to a variety of substrates. Switching to Marabu inkjet inks is simple. In the end, perfect print results and maximum cost-efficiency speak for themselves. Potential savings compared to the OEM ink start already after six liter.
Another focus was on water-based digital inks. With the sustainable and odorless ink system of MaquaJet DA-E, excellent adhesion on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates in indoor and outdoor use can be achieved. Besides high color density and print stability, DA-E couples compelling health and safety advantages.
Digital textile printing was one of the intensively discussed subjects in Munich. Marabu presented a new ink package based on disperse dyes which is perfectly suitable for direct printing onto polyester. The package contains special formulations for industrial print heads of Kyocera, Ricoh, and Seiko. Suitable applications include flags, umbrellas, home textiles, and apparel. Additionally, Marabu provided a preview of new acid inkjet colours for silk and polyamide. Marabu’s portfolio for digital textile printing was completed by its proven water-based sublimation inks TexaJet DX-SHE and TexaJet DX-STE.
Marabu’s UV-curable and water-based Marashield liquid coatings demonstrated their consistent coating quality and high-gloss finish on a Bürkle LFC 1300. A special highlight were the new Marashield UV-CGL colour shades for printing on glass surfaces using roller coating technology. Application areas include wall coverings, work surfaces and glass doors.