Award Winning Alternative to Film Lamination Makes Its Way to Signarama Franchisees


Marabu North America is proud to announce a new partnership with Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise to provide their award-winning ClearShield water-based Liquid Coatings, Marashield UV curable coatings, and StarLam 1600R Roll-to-Roll Liquid Laminator to the nearly 900 Signarama franchise locations in over 62 countries.

Marabu’s UV and water-based liquid coatings offer the same protection as film laminates while providing significant savings in production costs. The StarLam 1600R applies a smooth, durable layer of ClearShield Liquid Coating, making the protection of digital prints a quick and simple process. UV-protection, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance and flexibility are just a few of the benefits provided by the ClearShield and Marashield coatings ensuring maximum protection to banners, wallcoverings, canvas prints, vehicle graphics and much more.

As a leading global manufacturer of screen, digital and pad printing inks, Marabu has a long history of industrial innovation and customer satisfaction. It is this history and their global footprint that makes a partnership with Signarama ideal for both companies.

Jay Kahn, Vice President of Operations at Signarama commented, “We at Signarama pride ourselves on remaining on the cutting edge of digital printing technology. This exciting partnership with Marabu will bring the latest advancements in print protection technology to the industry’s largest network of full service sign providers.”

“We are very pleased to work with an industry leader like Signarama. Their clear commitment to the sign market and their customers makes them an ideal partner for advancing our portfolio of liquid coatings”, said Marabu North America General Manager Bob Keller.


Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. As part of the $55-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades. Approaching 900 locations worldwide, the company expects to have more than 1,200 locations worldwide by the end of 2016. For more information visit


Marabu North America LP is a subsidiary of Marabu GmbH & Co, a leading global manufacturer of screen, digital and pad printing inks for more than 155 years. Marabu is recognized by customers and the industry for the highest quality products, unparalleled technical service and environmental awareness. The company employs more than 440 people worldwide with its distribution partners exclusively representing Marabu in over 70 countries around the world. For more information visit

Marabu will be showcasing their ClearShield and Marashield liquid coatings along with the StarLam1600 at the International Sign Association trade show in Orlando, Florida April 21-23.


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