Printing Inks for Inks for Glass and Ceramics

Organic Inks for Glass

Marabu specializes in organic inks for glass - a highly effective and energy-efficient alternative to ceramic enamels. Our ink systems score highly on adhesion and come in a variety of colours and special effects - plus they are scratch-resistant, dishwasher-safe and free of heavy metals. When mixing colours, another key benefit comes to the fore: reproducing your corporate colours is much easier with organic inks.

Glossy Gold and Silver Effects – Hot Stamping with UV Inks

To achieve high-gloss gold and silver effects, the glass industry generally employs ceramic inks. These are expensive to purchase, and the firing process is energy-intensive and therefore costly. The attractive alternative: hot stamping with UV inks.

The required image or text is screen-printed onto the glass surface with UltraGlass UVGL primer, serving as a type of cliche for the hot foil. The foil is transferred onto the pre-printed ink film, either through roll-on stamping or vertical stamping – the foil only adheres to the areas that were primed with UVGL. The result is a high-gloss gold and silver finish at a much lower price.

Digital Glass Printing

The current trend towards personalized packaging is not the only reason for the growing popularity of digital glass printing. Digital printing is abroad field, and Marabu is right at the center. Both UV-curable inkjet inks, suitable for fast and clean print results on glass and PET bottles, and MaraShield liquid coatings proved very popular.

The liquid coatings can be used as primer, finish, and to protect high-quality digital prints; thanks to the new UV-CGL shades, they can also be used for full coverage of glass surfaces using roller-coating. This makes them especially attractive for interior decorating.

Suitable Ink Systems:

UltraGlass UVGL 

  • UV-curable 2-component ink, very durable even without oven drying
  • Saves energy, time, and space
  • Perfect for glass packaging and for large panels of flat glass for indoor use      

UltraGlass UVGO 

  • UV-curable, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Dishwasher-safe, very high resistance to alkaline substances and chemicals
  • Wide and brilliant colour range 

MaraChrome MC

  • Solvent-based, press-ready silver and gold bronzes
  • Perfect for the imitation of mirror effects
  • Very good mesh opening, mild odour        

MaraGlass MGL

  • Solvent-based, high gloss, 2-component ink for indoor decoration
  • High chemical, mechanical, and dish washer resistance
  • Free of aromatic compounds: Complies with IKEA Standard MAT-0066  

TampaGlass TPGL

  • Solvent-based, glossy 2-component ink for indoor decoration
  • Easy-to-use on a wide substrate range
  • High chemical, mechanical, fill goods, and dish washer resistance      

TampaPur TPU

  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Especially suited for critical substrates
  • Maximum chemical and mechanical resistances      

TampaTech TPT

  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Long pot life
  • Very good chemical and mechanical resistances      

UltraJet DLE-A

  • UV LED-curable digital printing ink
  • Developed for high-resolution print heads
  • High-grade pigmentation

UltraJet DUV-A

  • UV-curable digital printing ink
  • Developed for high-resolution print heads
  • High-grade pigmentation

MaraShield UV-CGL

  • 2-component, UV-curable liquid coating
  • Very good adhesion to glass
  • Very high chemical and mechanical resistance

MaraShield UV-PGL

  • 2-component, UV-curable primer for glass
  • Silicone-free and highly transparent
  • Very high chemical and mechanical resistance