Maribu has unveiled ClearShield Anti-Graffiti – a new liquid laminate designed for use as a protective coating on digitally printed signage, billboards and banners that are at risk of destruction and defacing from graffiti. This new coating provides protection from aerosols as well as latex paint. It allows for the removal of spray-painted graffiti using acetone or paint thinner – but without harming the printed substrate below in any way. “Graffiti can hurt businesses, impact the ability to communicate important messaging and devalue property,” the company added. “This coating is specifically formulated for severe exterior applications where hardness, flexibility and superior protection are required.” The new product is a two-part, water-based liquid laminate offering UV protection, chemical and mar resistance.
Marabu’s core products include liquid laminates (clear coatings) and inks for large-format and grand-format digital printing, as well as screen and pad-printing inks. Its coatings are specifically formulated for signage, vehicle and fleet graphics, digital printing and fine-art printing – in addition to a wide array of display and specialty graphic applications. Marabu also manufactures application fluids and adhesive remover for use with pressure-sensitive vinyl.