Printing Inks for Beverage Industry

Bottles and Drinking Glasses

Marabu's UltraGlass UV ink series provide the leading UV screen printing inks on the market. They feature the most comprehensive portfolio of their kind including basic shades, metallics, and etch imitations. As a universal ink solution for glassprinting, the UltraGlass UV ink series have proven their strenghts in the market for years.

Digital direct printing on glass or PET-bottles is particularly relevant for the beverage industry. Until very recently there has been no digital print application allowing for high speed, high-quality output on packaging containers. Our UV-curable inkjet inks are now fine tuned for high speed industrial applications based on a modular machine concept with an output of up to 36.000 prints per hour.

Bottle Crates

Bottle crates are more than simple transportation containers - more and more they have become a promotional medium. With eye-catching designs for individual presentation, the print has indeed created value. 

Bottle crates and transport containers of PE or PP often have a long lifetime and are subject to high chemical and mechanical stress during this period of time. There are additionally often extreme climatic conditions.

Bottle Closures

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

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

Suitable Ink Systems Inks for Beverage Industry

Bottles and Drinking Glasses:

UltraGlass LEDGL

  • UV-LED-curable 2-component ink for glass, ceramics, metals, coated substrates, and PETG
  • Excellent resistance and unrivalled initial adhesion
  • With all advantages of UV-LED-curing - sustainable and cost-effective!

MaraTech MGO

  • 1-component, solvent-based ink for glass and metal
  • Designed for screen and pad printing
  • For highest demands on adhesion and chemical resistance     


  • UV-curable 2-component ink, very resistant even without oven drying
  • Enormous energy, time, and space saving
  • Suitable for restaurant and container glass as well as large-area flat glass for indoor decoration

MaraChrome MC

  • Solvent-based, press-ready silver bronze
  • For mirror, chrome, and metallic effects
  • Very good mesh opening, mild odour


  • 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

Bottle Crates:

MaraPur PU

  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • High chemical and weather resistence
  • Very resistant metallic shades      

MaraPoly P

  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • Very good light fastness
  • Very fast drying, very long pot life (up to 12 h)      

MaraPoxy Y

  • Solvent-based, high gloss 2-component ink
  • High opacity
  • Very long pot life (up to 24 h)     

Bottles and Drinking Glasses:

MaraTech MGO

  • 1-component, solvent-based ink for glass and metal
  • Designed for screen and pad printing
  • For highest demands on adhesion and chemical resistance     

Bottle Closures:

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      

Ultra Jet DUV-C

  • Optimised for Single Pass
  • Superior Adhesion in Combination with Primer P4
  • Application Support
  • High Jetting Reliability

Primer P4

Liquid adhesion promoter for the pretreatment of various materials in order to improve the adhesion properties between the material and the printing layer to be applied.