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First impressions can make all the difference when it comes to product packaging. Direct printing guarantees a high-quality image and strengthens the distinctive character of each product.
Enhanced and fine-tuned over decades, pad printing has become a firm fixture in the printing landscape. And it’s not surprising: this technique offers unique solutions for some of the toughest surfaces. Suitable for a wide range of applications and substrates, this versatile process ensures first-rate results for decoration, marking, and identification.
Marabu has long played a key role in shaping screen printing technology. Our innovative ideas and products combined with our in-depth knowledge of printing processes have been instrumental in driving this technology forward. All over the world, Marabu is synonymous with high-quality inks, manufactured to the highest standards.
Take a short drone flight over the headquarter of the printing ink manufacturer Marabu in the city of Tamm (Stuttgart Area) in Southern Germany!
The production of pad printing clichés is highly complex and they are typically manufactured only by pad printing equipment suppliers. Marabu shows in this video the different production steps from the artwork to the finished cliché.
Pad printing is typically used in scenarios where other print methods struggle to deliver the desired results: precise, delicate details on raised or sunken surfaces. In this video we want to show you one of its various possibilities. This time on shot glasses with a little nice beach scenario ;-)
Marabu shows the pad printing process with the example of its ink system TampaPol TPY on a metal box.
Marabu would like to give you a simple but very important hint: No matter which components you have to mix in your ink, make sure that you stir them well and long enough, at least for 2-3 min. The video shows what happens if you don’t mix UV screen printing inks for glass and the necessary adhesion modifier long enough. Left side is stirred too short and right side is stirred correct. The cross-hatch tape test of left side shows bad adhesion of ink, no abbression resistance, no chemical resistance and bad ink leveling. With the right side everything is fine and this only because the ink mixture was stirred correct.
Pad printing is typically used in scenarios where other print methods struggle to deliver the desired results: precise, delicate details on raised or sunken surfaces. In this video we want to show you one of its various possibilities. We print with Marabu's ink system TampaTex TPX which was originally conceived as an ink for printing on textiles, for example for washing instructions on T-shirts. Experience has shown that TampaTex TPX also achieves excellent adhesion on many other materials, such PP, PA, PU, some TPE and EVA substrates, plus neoprene and imitation leather. It is also suitable for use in screen printing.
Marabu TexaJet DX-DTE is the digital ink solution for a combination with traditional textile transfer. It delivers photo-realistic results at a high quality resistance and a stunning soft touch. These inks are the ideal partner to explore an economic way, that enables new opportunities with the combination of established Plastisol and PU based transfer inks. Switching the process of traditional cold peel printing to a combination with digital is enabling you a higher print resolution, personalisation and cuts down pre-press cost at an affordable invest.
Glass bottles decorated with Marabu's screen printing ink MaraGlass. MaraGlass MGL is a solvent-based, two-component screen printing ink for indoor decoration prints onto glass, metal, ceramics, chrome-plated, and coated surfaces.
Take a deep insight into the colorful world of Marabu. Partners and customers of both divisions - Creative Colors & Printing Inks - describe their relationship to the company. We take you to a journey around the globe.
Take a look into the colourful world of Marabu and explore our successful company divisions: Printing Inks and Creative Colours.