Screen ink specialist Marabu, based near Stuttgart, Germany, has entered into a global ink partnership with UV flexo-letterpress ink specialist Paragon Inks, Edinburgh, UK. To meet the increasing demands for compatible ink systems in combination presses, the two companies have combined efforts to offer an ink package with tested and proven compatibility.
Although growing at a rapid rate, UV flexo in combination with rotary screen printing has remained a challenge for the industry to ensure optimum compatibility during overprinting. This agreement allows each company to focus on its strength.
In addition to proven compatibility, the package includes a global supply network. On the back of Marabu’s global distribution network, the aligned ink technologies are available in more than 50 countries worldwide. The growing importance of globalization among label printers was also a key factor in creating the partnership. Specifically, the partnership fine-tuned the development of a new silicone-free rotary screen white from Marabu, the UltraRotaScreen UVRS 172, to the established Uvdry flexo series 7000 range from Paragon.
The companies will offer a combined technical support package and plan to extend the scope of their partnership in the future.