Marabu Pad Printing Inks


Audio and Electrical Appliances

When decorating audio, as well as electrical and household appliances, high requirements for chemical stress resistance, elevated temperatures, and daily use clearly predominate.

There is every reason for pad printing: Printing of finest details, high resistances, a great variety of shades, metallic effects.

Librastar HF
  • Halogen-free raw materials
  • Very good alcohol resistance
  • Optimized ink rheology
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampacure TPC
  • UV-curable pad printing ink, no pot life limit
  • Ideally suited for immediate post-processing
  • High gloss, highly resistant and versatile
Tampapol TPY
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances

Bottle Caps

A real revolution in the bottle cap industry began with a simple twist, the twist-off plastic closure. From the beginning, this new system was predestinated both for opaque, as well as brilliant colour shades offered by pad printing especially onto plastics.

Almost all bottle caps are made of polyethylene and polypropylene. The printing speed can amount to several hundreds of thousands of caps per hour.

TampaRotaSpeed TPHF
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Very good water and scratch resistance, bulk packable
  • Free of aromatic hydrocarbons and halogen free complying to IEC Standard 61249 / 2 / 21
TampaRotaSpeed TPRS
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Very good water and chemical resistance, bulk packable
  • Rotary printing ink, suitable for serial and satellite machine concepts
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities

Glass and Ceramics

Not all glass and ceramic applications need the high quality of ceramic enamels.

We offer heavy-metal-free, solvent-based ink systems, which have a good filling material and scratch resistance, in part, also dishwasher resistance.

Glass Ink GL
  • Solvent-based, satin gloss 2-component ink
  • For interior decoration
  • High chemical, mechanical, and dish washer resistance after oven baking
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampatech TPT
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities

Medical Products

When medical products are to be printed, the factor harmlessness is critical as some items are used in operating rooms.

Spectacles or hearing aids are further medical applications which are marked or decorated. These products must in any case be marked with identification codes or scales in pad printing.

Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances
Maraprop PP
  • Solvent-based, satin gloss 1-component ink
  • For pre-treated and untreated polypropylene materials
  • Very elastic, fast drying
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant

Office Equipment

When printing onto office equipment, not only functionality and durability but also design is of noticeable importance. Mostly, high-quality products for work places are concerned such as writing utensils, hole-punchers, casings for dispensers, correction tapes, and many more.

Typical substrates are ABS, SAN, PS, aluminium, steel, as well as glass, wood, and varnished surfaces - thus very different materials.

Librastar HF
  • Halogen-free raw materials
  • Very good alcohol resistance
  • Optimized ink rheology
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances

Packaging Printing

Direct printing onto packagings is particularly used in the cosmetic sector but also for many household articles.

For decorating smaller units such as cream boxes, lipsticks or molded surfaces, pad printing is perfectly suited for unique shapes.

Tampapol TPY
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances
Maraprop PP
  • Solvent-based, satin gloss 1-component ink
  • For pre-treated and untreated polypropylene materials
  • Very elastic, fast drying
Tampacure TPC
  • UV-curable pad printing ink, no pot life limit
  • Ideally suited for immediate post-processing
  • High gloss, highly resistant and versatile
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant

Promotional Items

Promotional material must be original, economical, and representative! The more the demands and substrates for promotional material differ - the greater the variety of inks offered in the Marabu range.

On all kinds of plastics for promotional items such as lighters, pens, and a lot more, the used inks must offer: A large field of application, simple processing, and a large variety of shades.

Librastar HF
  • Halogen-free raw materials
  • Very good alcohol resistance
  • Optimized ink rheology
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampatech TPT
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities

Affect your Senses with Effect Inks!

Subconscious emotions are often created by visual or haptic impressions.

Such effects are in particular essential for sales promotion purposes but also for matters of information transfer and product safety.

By virtue of their ability to transfer any particle size, Screen as well as Pad Printing is predestined for the realization of such effects.

Metallic Effects

Bronze Powders, Bronze Pastes, and High Gloss Metallic Pastes

Mirror Ink

Achieve the perfect Mirror Effect with Marachrome 295!

Glitter Effects

Silver, Gold, or Coloured Effects - available with many UV-curable or solvent-based printing inks

Pearlescent Effects

Silver White - High Brilliance - Flop Effects - Sparkling

Luminescent Inks

Glow-in-the-dark - Fluorescent Inks - UV-Active

Thermochromatic Effects

Inks changing the colour under the influence of temperature

Matt, Structure, and Gloss Effects

Noble effects through matt surfaces and "spot-varnishing" Haptic Effects - Braille Printing, Safety Symbols

Writeable Inks

Chalk Board Inks, Inks for Signature Fields, and even Laser Writeable Inks

Scent Effects

Ennoble your products with delicate fragrances!

Sports Equipment

The field of sports equipment is so vast and individual that each project must be handled separately.

General demands are high mechanical and chemical resistances and very often high opacity, gloss, and a wide colour range offering different effects.

Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampatech TPT
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampacure TPC
  • UV-curable pad printing ink, no pot life limit
  • Ideally suited for immediate post-processing
  • High gloss, highly resistant and versatile

Storage Media

Corporate identity, as well as the quality level of print and ink must meet highest standards in this demanding and versatile market.

Previously unknown requirements are now to be fulfilled, e.g. no impact on the disc information layer.

Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampacure TPC
  • UV-curable pad printing ink, no pot life limit
  • Ideally suited for immediate post-processing
  • High gloss, highly resistant and versatile

Technical Products

Technical pad printing includes the decoration and marking of those products which cannot clearly be assigned to a determined segment. This means, for example, printing onto electronic switches, identification plates, or automotive parts.

Typical substrates are ABS, polyamide (PA), POM (Delrin), coated surfaces, or metals.

Librastar HF
  • Halogen-free raw materials
  • Very good alcohol resistance
  • Optimized ink rheology
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Tampacure TPC
  • UV-curable pad printing ink, no pot life limit
  • Ideally suited for immediate post-processing
  • High gloss, highly resistant and versatile
Tampatech TPT
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampapur TPU
  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Extremely good chemical and mechanical resistances

Toys

The toy industry with its multitude of different substrates plays an important role on the market. Colourful designs attractive for children are in the foreground.

Particular attention is laid on ink systems free from heavy metals conforming to DIN EN 71, as well as best possible mechanical and chemical resistance for long durability.

Librastar HF
  • Halogen-free raw materials
  • Very good alcohol resistance
  • Optimized ink rheology
Tampaplus TPL
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Good printability especially in closed cup systems
  • Universal application possibilities
Tampastar TPR
  • Solvent-based, glossy 1- or 2-component ink
  • Fast curing and universal application possibilities
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances
Maralox LX
  • High gloss 1-component ink system, drying by oxidation
  • Very good printability and ink transfer
  • Excellent clich opening
Tampaflex TPF
  • Very good adhesion onto TPE materials and Soft-touch varnishes
  • Very flexible ink film
  • Highly chemical and alcohol resistant

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