Enhancing Fine-Art Prints with Specialized Coatings

When it comes to fine-art printing, art preservation is important. As artists, print service providers, and manufacturers strive to uphold the integrity and longevity of their creations, specialized coatings emerge as indispensable allies in safeguarding the beauty and integrity of these works of art.

Among the many products in this domain, Marabu’s range of fine-art protection coatings stands out, offering the reliability to elevate the quality and endurance of printed materials. This article further explores these innovative fine-art coatings, examining how Marabu’s ClearShield® and ClearJet® formulations ensure prints stand the test of time.

The Importance of Specialized Coatings

Fine-art prints are susceptible to various forms of degradation over time. Exposure to UV light, moisture, pollutants, and physical abrasions all take a toll on the integrity of the print. Not only does this compromise the visual appeal, but it also diminishes the durability and value. 

Specialized coatings act as a shield, providing a barrier against external elements and preserving the integrity of the artwork for years to come. However, not all fine-art coatings are equal. Low-quality coatings can degrade prints further, causing discoloration, fading, and even damage to the underlying print. Therefore, investing in a high-quality coat ensures artwork remains vibrant and intact for generations to admire.

The Benefits of ClearJet® Coatings

Tailored specifically for water-sensitive ink-media combinations and fine-art substrates, ClearJet® offers a range of benefits, including:

  • High-Performance: State-of-the-art UV inhibitors and stabilizers protect fine-art prints from harmful UV rays while waterproofing and providing resistance to yellowing.
  • Flexibility: ClearJet® penetrates canvases, enhancing the flexibility of the ink-media combination without causing discoloration or color shifts, preserving the integrity of fine-art substrates.
  • Versatile Compatibility: Compatible with various ink types, including piezo, electrostatic, thermal, pigmented, and dye-based inks, making it ideal for different printing applications.
  • Easy Application: Available in convenient aerosol spray cans along with type BR brush and roll formula for easy clean-up.
  • Variety of Finishes: Available in numerous finishes, including gloss, semi-gloss, and low-gloss, to suit different artistic preferences and requirements.

The ClearShield® Advantage

Combining superior protection with cost-efficiency, ClearShield® is the water-based liquid coating for those looking for a comprehensive solution to protecting digital fine-art prints. Available in gloss, semi-gloss, and matte finishes, ClearShield® offers a host of advantages:

  • Cost-Effectiveness: ClearShield® coatings provide equivalent protection to film laminates while reducing production costs by up to 60%, offering a budget-friendly option for preserving digital prints. 
  • Industry-Leading Protection: With industry-leading protection, ClearShield® provides chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, and flexibility to ensure durability in harsh outdoor environments.
  • Versatile Formulations: These high-quality coatings are specifically formulated for various inks and applications, ensuring maximum protection and compatibility across different substrates and printing technologies.
  • Specialized Variants: Catering to diverse needs and applications within the printing industry, Marabu offers specialized variants of this enhanced formula such as ClearShield® Anti-Graffiti, ClearShield® Canvas Guard, ClearShield® for the StarLam, and ClearShield® Professional Wall Armor

Quality Art Preservation with Marabu

In the world of fine-art protection, Marabu’s specialized coatings — ClearShield® and ClearJet® — offer unmatched protection and versatility, setting new standards of quality enhancement and preservation in the printing industry. 

For professionals seeking to elevate the longevity of their fine-art prints, it is time to turn to the high-quality coatings that empower artists and printers to preserve works of art that inspire and endure.For more information about Marabu’s ClearShield® and ClearJet® products, visit Marabu.com today, and discover the perfect fine-art coating for your artwork!

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