New Spheres of Labeling: Galactic Designs at FACHPACK 2024


From September 24 to 26, 2024, FACHPACK will once again open its doors in Nuremberg. Of course, KURZ TTR will be there with the Thermal Transfer (R)Evolution! Under the motto ‘Experience True Thermal Transfer Expertise, ’ we will offer exclusive insights into our production site in Germany. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to experience our product innovation, TTR NOVA, live. With its futuristic 3D effects, visitors can delve into design galaxies that few have seen before. Come on board and secure your personal consultation appointment now at: www.ttr-kurz.com/fachpack

Spectacular Interior Design with Digital Embellishment from KURZ


LEONHARD KURZ - the specialist in finishing. XEIKON - the pioneer in digital printing. De Resolutie - the industry expert for sophisticated prints. A better team is hard to imagine. Our new joint project proves this as we elevate wallpaper design to a new level: Thanks to the combination of our metallization technology and Xeikon's TX500, De Resolutie can now produce custom, high-quality wallpapers with stunning metallization effects in a single pass. They create uniquely glamorous wall designs for hotels, offices, and more.

Learn more in our press release

Twice the Appeal: Color & Shine in One Step for Maximum Efficient Label Production


Since our successful debut at Labelexpo 2023, customer inquiries about our partnership with XEIKON have not stopped. That’s reason enough for us to once again present our groundbreaking enhancement concept live: From May 28 - June 7 in Düsseldorf (Germany), experience up close the fusion of our transfer-on-toner technology for high-gloss label enhancement with the XEIKON digital press for full-color printing. It has never been easier to achieve maximum label appeal in just one pass.

Let’s Celebrate the Premiere of the DM-MAXLINER 2D at drupa!


LEONHARD KURZ has done it again! With our DM-MAXLINER 2D, we're revolutionizing digital metallization for sheet-fed printing once more. Our innovative machine concept combines cutting-edge technology with unparalleled versatility - beyond substrate limits. Thanks to patented inkjet-on-toner technology, even challenging structures such as uncoated papers can be efficiently embellished in a single pass. Discover a real industrial solution and extraordinary metallic effects at the KURZ booth:

SCRIBOS and globaleyez: Brand protection “Made in Germany”


What happens when you combine digital, physical, and online brand protection measures? That’s right, the result is an effective strategy for combating counterfeiting and brand misuse. Two experts joining forces are now showing what this strategy can look like: the KURZ subsidiary SCRIBOS, which specializes in secure product markings and authentication technologies, and globaleyez, an expert in online brand protection.

You can find examples of the implementation in the press release.

LEONHARD KURZ Unveils NOVA: A Stellar Addition to the TTR (R)Evolution!


Thanks to more than 30 years of passion and expertise in thermal transfer, LEONHARD KURZ is now revolutionizing the TTR market. With the product launch of the TTR NOVA product family, KURZ now offers diffractive designs with dynamic depth effects for attention-grabbing labels.

TTR NOVA seamlessly integrates into existing flathead printing systems, effortlessly creating a visual spectacle on plastic labels and cards. As a cost-effective and easy-to-implement solution, TTR NOVA is ideal for printing houses, brand owners, and product designers, opening up countless new design possibilities.

Join the Thermal Transfer Revolution - experience TTR NOVA today!

Digital Embellishment Show: Discover the Market Potential of Innovative Finishing Methods


In an interview with Kevin Abergel from Taktiful, Michael Aumann, KURZ Global Director Digital Embellishment Solutions, gives insights into the world of digital embellishment and LEONHARD KURZ’s pioneering role. The focus is on innovative technologies and their comprehensive finishing solutions, such as the revolutionary DM-MAXLINER 3D. Learn more about market trends, technological advances, and future prospects in this segment.

Watch the interview now

Future Vision Digital Embellishment: KURZ Highlights Technical Advancements on New LinkedIn Focus Channel


On February 1, 2024, the new LinkedIn focus channel 'KURZ Digital Embellishment Solutions' will be launched. The channel will provide print service providers and converters with exclusive updates and content on digital embellishment technologies. The new channel focuses on technical innovations and new machines from our Business Unit Machines & Application. The aim is to inspire print service providers and converters, to inform them about new solutions from KURZ for the field of digital finishing and to engage in an exchange with each other.

Want to find out more? Just drop by.

Medical Technology by KURZ: New website focuses on medical technology


Did you know that we are an expert in developing decorative and functional surfaces for medical technology? From pharmaceutical packaging and laboratory supplies to in-vitro diagnostics and nano-engineering, KURZ has more than 30 years of experience in this field. With our new website, we transparently present our broad portfolio and demonstrate the added value for our customers through best practices and white papers. Read more...

Learn more about the KURZ products in the field of medical technology:

KURZ Captures the Northern Lights: Hot Stamping Highlights for Award-Winning Arctic Blue Gin


‘Spirit of the Year, ’ ‘Double Gold, ’ and ‘Design Gold’ - these are just a few of the numerous awards that the Finnish distillery Arctic Blue Beverages has garnered for its gin. With increasing fame came growing demand and, ultimately, the desire to create sustainable and modern packaging design. With our innovative hot stamping solutions, we have crafted a visual masterpiece that reflects the mythical Northern Lights with stunning rainbow effects on the gin outer packaging. Discover how our expertise in embossing and holography has created a unique identity for this exceptional gin. Read more.

The Fascination of Vietnam: The New KURZ Calendar 2024


According to tradition, a different country adorns our KURZ calendar every year. It is no coincidence that Vietnamese motifs were chosen for the 2024 finishing. With the Vietnam theme, we want to pay tribute to our new production site, which opened on September 8, 2023 in the Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh.

Are you curious about the production process and which products were used? Here you can get an insight into the production process!

Thermal Transfer (R)Evolution: Our Rebranding Connects Progress with Emotion


Explore the innovative world of LEONHARD KURZ Thermal Transfer Ribbons, and discover how a proven technology reaches new heights! This is visible and tangible in our new passionate rebranding campaign.

For over 30 years, KURZ Thermal Transfer Ribbons (TTR) have embodied user-friendliness, quality, and reliability. The extremely diverse portfolio transforms our color ribbons into more than just a labeling solution.

Your benefits at a glance:

•    Seamless integration of our ribbons into existing labeling and marking systems ensures precise communication throughout the entire supply chain.
•    A wide selection of various ribbon qualities and colors allows for unique labeling and packaging identifications.
•    Invisible security features for maximum product protection with minimal effort, thanks to TTR Unique UV and TTR Unique VEROSPEC®.

Experience the added value of our Thermal Transfer Ribbons and visit us on our new website: KURZ TTR - Thermal Transfer Ribbons for every purpose.

FAKUMA 2023: KURZ inspires with sustainable solutions


This year we are presenting innovative solutions that make a significant contribution to resource conservation: Discover our post-industrial recyclate RECOPOUND®, which brings us another step closer to the circular economy. Using several exhibits, we also demonstrate the many advantages of metallization with indium. Our new hot stamping PERFORMANCE+ product enables excellent decor application on highly deformed components. Convince yourself also of our energy-efficient processes. Visit us at FAKUMA 2023 from October 17 - 21 in hall A, booth 4111. For more information, please visit: http://fakuma.plastic-decoration.com/en

KURZ presents: Our Pioneering Diffractive Tax Stamp Paper


This autumn LEONHARD KURZ is once again offering groundbreaking innovations for you. Seize the opportunity and discover our new diffractive tax stamp paper, from October 2nd to 10th at the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum 2023. Our experts at booth C6 will introduce you to all the benefits and applications of our proprietary security technology. Additionally, you can look forward to an exciting presentation by our tax stamp expert Thomas Brücklmeier on the topic of diffractive tax stamps. Register here..

Sparkling Design Relaunch for Flensburger Beer Labels: Contemporary and Sustainable Combined


The popular North German brewery had clear requirements for the relaunch of their well-known label design: It had to be contemporary and sustainable. In collaboration with our innovative cold transfer finishing technology, ECOFIN®, and the renowned Ellerhold Glücksburg GmbH printing company, Flensburger quickly found suitable partners to usher in a new era in product design, together with the creative team at designbüro.hamburg.

Through a more modern and clearer design, as well as the use of fascinating gold and silver tones, they successfully made Flensburger's brand image more open and fresh. Learn more about this exciting project in our case study.

New Cosmetic Packaging Series with TRUSTSEAL® SFX and Lenses from LEONHARD KURZ at Labelexpo 2023


How does a product attract attention and stand out from a mass of similar products? The unique embellishment with TRUSTSEAL® SFX and TRUSTSEAL® lenses makes it possible. With unexpected holographic 3D effects without material deformation, fascinating product highlights with a recognition effect can be created. Visit us at Labelexpo in Brussels from September 11 to 14, 2023, at booth 4C45 to learn more and discover other highlights from us! Find out more here.

Thermal Transfer (R)Evolution: KURZ Initiates a New Era of Thermal Transfer Printing at Labelexpo!


Discover the future of thermal transfer printing at Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels! From September 11th to 14th, LEONHARD KURZ presents the (R)Evolution of thermal transfer printing. Visit us at booth 4B61 and experience the diversity of KURZ Thermal Transfer Ribbons in all their design and security aspects up close. With brilliant colors, holographic effects, and effective protection against counterfeiting - your brand deserves the best! Learn more at: labelexpo.ttr-kurz.de/en

Sustainability Rating: KURZ Receives Silver Medal


KURZ once again demonstrates consistent commitment to environmental protection and responsible management of people and resources. In the latest rating by the renowned assessment agency EcoVadis, we have been awarded the silver medal, placing us among the top 25 percent of all assessed companies! To learn more about EcoVadis' assessment in the categories of 'Environment, ' 'Labor & Human Rights, ' 'Ethics, ' and 'Sustainable Procurement, ' as well as the results achieved by KURZ, please refer to our press release.

SCRIBOS: Comprehensive protection for premium oysters


Top quality demands top security. The oysters from the French region of Marennes Oléron are known worldwide as a particularly exquisite delicacy. In order to ensure a correspondingly high level of product security and tamper protection, the Groupement Qualité Huitres Marennes Oléron (GQHMO) relies on innovative solutions from the KURZ Group. Going forward, security labels with the ValiGate® Direct Print solution and the digital platform SCRIBOS 360 from KURZ subsidiary SCRIBOS will be used. Read more about the project in our press release.

The Revolution Takes Its Next Step: RECOSYS 2.0


We proudly present RECOSYS® 2.0 - the evolution of our groundbreaking recycling system for PET transfer materials. For the first time, customers can reduce their Scope-3 emissions by up to 90 percent! And it requires minimal effort: Instead of disposing of their surplus carrier material, they can return it to our KURZ recycling system, where it is processed into high-quality recycled PET (rPET) and finds its way back into the circular economy. As a sustainable raw material, rPET is ideal for the production of plastic bottles, packaging, and much more. Moreover, the application spectrum of RECOSYS® 2.0 has expanded, allowing for an even wider range of KURZ products to be recycled. Be a pioneer in the packaging industry and actively shape a better future with LEONHARD KURZ. Together, we are creating a world where sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand.

Learn more about RECOSYS® 2.0 here. Secure your exclusive participation now.

KURZ and EUREKA Package Creativity


(H)EUREKA! We make creativity tangible. Together with EUREKA - a company from Nuremberg (Germany) - we developed an extraordinary label and packaging concept for a wine spritzer series. The result: Highlight finishes ensure a unique unboxing experience for customers. Read more about this innovative project, which was realized with the DM-SMARTLINER and DM-UNILINER 2D in our case study.

interpack 2023: LEONHARD KURZ Inspires with New Sustainability Solutions


After a long Covid break, we finally we want to welcome you at the interpackInterpack in Düsseldorf (Germany) – the world’s largest packaging trade fair. From May 4th to 10th 2023 we will present sustainable approaches for the future-orientated circular economy, converting resources, digital technologies, as well as product security. True to our motto ‘making every product unique’ we will show you environmentally safe processes, new machine technologies, and innovative finishing solutions. Look forward to our exhibition highlights including:

  • RECOSYS® 2.0: The development of our PET recycling system
  • DM-SMARTLINER: Digital metallizations for decorative customer requests
  • MPRINT: Innovative digital printing solutions of our subsidiary
  • NFT & Block chain: KURZ DIGITAL inspires with new solutions

Get your ticket now and visit us at booth C36, hall 8a. We are looking forward to meeting you! Read more information here.

Keeping your supply chains safe: KURZ TYPOFOL shows innovative labeling solutions at LogiMAT


At the interface between packaging and logistics, product labeling is an important link that creates the basis for smooth processes. Visit us at LogiMAT and discover how our smart innovations revolutionize thermal transfer printing: With TTR Unique UV and TTR Unique VEROSPEC®, cost-efficient and reliable identification plus seamless product tracking become possible.

LogiMAT: April, 25.–27., booth ES55

Exclusive KURZ Textile Trends


Brilliant colors, glossy metallizations, diffractive effects: Discover the design highlights of tomorrow’s textile world today and stay one step ahead of the competition! Our trend team, which has already won several prestigious design awards, provides inspiration for breathtaking textile finishings with the current edition of the exclusive ‘View What’s Next’ booklet. Keen to discover more? Then book a presentation appointment with our textile product manager to find out all about future trends in textile finishing.

LEONHARD KURZ and Kimberly-Clark Professional awarded: IMDA Award 2022 for innovative hygiene dispenser design


Economical and sustainable finishing that provide holistic support for our customers and their value chain – that’s what LEONHARD KURZ stands for. The jury of the IMDA (In-Mold Decoration Association, USA) confirmed our pioneering position in innovative designs plus manufacturing processes with the award in the ‘Best Use of IMD for Consumer Goods / Durable Products’ category. This award honors our KURZ front panel design concept for the latest Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM hygiene dispenser series. The concept convinced the jury with a unique combination of fine steel and future-orientated IMD technology. Read more about our award-winning partner project with Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM in our case study.

SCRIBOS and HP Indigo Combine Their Expertise


No chance for plagiarism! KURZ subsidiary SCRIBOS and HP Indigo, one of the leading suppliers of digital printing solutions and presses, will in future jointly strengthen the frontline against counterfeiting activities. SCRIBOS now offers a plug-in for HP Indigo software and presses. This enables copy-protected ValiGate® QR codes, also developed by SCRIBOS, to be created and printed quickly and efficiently. Originals and counterfeits can thus be reliably identified at any time. In addition, digital twins and protected serial numbers prevent counterfeiting. Learn more now!

Pioneering Packaging Design from Bella Italia


Together with graphic designer Paolo Proserpio, the Italian cosmetics manufacturer PUPA Milano has designed a truly breathtaking concept set - pushing the boundaries of modern finishing processes to the extreme. The end result is a real work of art and a trailblazer for a new way to think about branded packaging - implemented with our DM-SMARTLINER digital metallization unit, among other things. You can find out more about the LET’S MAKEUP! concept set in our case study.

‘Unleash the Italian Allegria!’ - Chocolate Bars as Collectors’ Items


‘Unleash the Italian Allegria!’ is the slogan printed on the 2022 special editions of the chocolate manufacturer Venchi. Once a year, the tradition-rich company from Castelletto Stura produces very special bars with designs which reflect the soul of the company and the typical Italian attitude to life – La Dolce Vita – both in terms of taste and packaging. A perfect job for the Italian KURZ subsidiary LUXORO and the DM-SMARTLINER – and an exciting case study to boot!

Pure luxury: Impressive Cover Design for Formes de Luxe


This fall, we had the honorable task of helping to shape the cover of the leading luxury packaging magazine Formes de Luxe. The issue was published in the run-up to the LUXE PACK Monaco trade fair for creative luxury goods packaging, and the cover was intended to capture the elegant character of the renowned event. In cooperation with the Edelmann Group, KURZ subsidiary Steinemann DPE, and designer Georg Plass, KURZ created an extraordinary design with tactile 3D finishing, which was realized with the DM-MAXLINER 3D using digital printing. You can find out more about the ambitious project in our case study.

Excellence Award for KURZ


On December 6th, KURZ was presented with the ‘Innovation in Holographic Technology’ Award for the unique KINEGRAM DYNAMIC® technology. Conferred by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, this award acknowledges the outstanding capacity of KINEGRAM DYNAMIC® to secure banknotes by a combination of several disparate technologies – creating features that are unparalleled in the world of banknote protection.

Unlimited Design Variety with the DM-SMARTLINER


Whether elegant metallization or customer-specific hologram designs - the DM-SMARTLINER gives every packaging that certain something and transforms every printed product into a real eye-catcher. The digital finishing unit was added to the portfolio of the full-service provider DIN Impresores several months ago and enables the print shop to implement even the most unusual customer requirements. Find out more about the strengths of the DM-SMARTLINER in our case study.

Algerian Banknotes with KURZ Technology


This November, the Banque d’Algérie issued new 2000 Dinar banknotes with a special motif commemorating 60 years of Algerian independence. The novel KURZ THREAD, equipped with an eye-catching, intuitive FLUX movement effect, protects the banknotes against counterfeiting. The green and silver security thread harmonizes with the banknote design and echoes the colors of the national flag. The Algerian 2000 Dinar is the latest industrially produced banknote with a KURZ THREAD. Read more.

KURZ Technology for New Egyptian Banknote


In July 2022, the Central Bank of Egypt issued a new 10 Pounds banknote, which is secured against counterfeiting with a gold and silver KINEGRAM COLORS® Patch from KURZ. This unique technology, which also protects the English pound sterling banknotes, enables diffractive security features to be enhanced with multiple colors that are perfectly registered to the partial metallization. Get more information here.

TRUSTECH in Paris: KURZ and OVD KINEGRAM will be there


An event that no payment, identification, or security professional should miss: At this year’s ‘Global Event for Innovative Payments and Identification Solutions’ in Paris, we will present our latest innovations in card technology as well as visual security solutions for ID cards. Meet KURZ and its subsidiary OVD KINEGRAM live at TRUSTECH between November 29th and December 1st.

Your Advantages:

  • Learn more about our renowned security features and digital security solutions
  • Discover the new trend colors for magnetic stripes for an even better card design
  • Get to know our new colored KINEGRAM® with FRONTCOLOR technology
  • Find out more about OVD KINEGRAM, the inventor and most successful innovator of visual security solutions for ID cards

We are looking forward to meeting you in person at TRUSTECH 2022, discussing the newest security solutions of KURZ and OVD KINEGRAM.

Even More Visibility with Our Redesigned Website


Clearer, faster, more convenient: To make it even easier for you to find the right solution in our extensive portfolio, we have redesigned several areas of our website for you. The ‘Hot stamping' section now offers an optimized overview of the various finishing types - from glossy and metallized, through matte and pigmented, to diffractive. In the ‘Digital transfer" section, both label and packaging manufacturers can find their way around immediately and directly choose their desired finishing type. Click here now!

Sustainability Rating: KURZ with Top Score


KURZ’s sustainability strategy has received the bronze medal in the EcoVadis ‘Sustainability Assessment Report.’ The renowned provider of sustainability ratings has examined the four dimensions of ‘Environment, ’ ‘Labor and Human Rights, ’ ‘Ethics, ’ and ‘Sustainable Procurement.’ KURZ achieved above-average scores, putting itself at the top of the ranking. In our detailed press release, you can find out more about EcoVadis, the analysis, and its significance for KURZ.

Visit the new website of OVD Kinegram!


Member of the KURZ Group OVD Kinegram is the world’s primary provider of physical and digital security solutions for protecting identities. Find out why on our new website which has just been launched!
OVD Kinegram’s proprietary KINEGRAM® technology is the global reference in securing passports, ID cards, visas or other government issue documents. Together with KURZ Digital, OVD Kinegram also provides innovative digital products for identity verification.

Visit the new website today to learn all about OVD Kinegram’s portfolio of security solutions!

KURZ and SCRIBOS Digital Product Passport at Fachpack 2022


How can manufacturers provide their products with a sustainability certificate that contains information on the CO2 footprint, raw materials used and recyclability – and also reliably combat counterfeiting? LEONHARD KURZ and SCRIBOS will be presenting the perfect solution at Fachpack 2022 in Nuremberg. From 27 to 29 September, we will be presenting the Digital Product Passport at Stand 7A-329. Visit us and find out more about the new solution and its added value, as well as the other highlights from our portfolio! Find out more

Appealing to All Senses: Elegant Iced Tea Design Courtesy of LUMAFIN®


With its fresh iced tea creations, the young brand tea amo wants to entice connoisseurs – not only with their products’ flavors but also with their unique designs. tea amo uses our unique LUMAFIN® hot-stamping formulation to finish its labels. The translucent decor meets all the expectations of the creative heads behind the concept by brightening up the colors of the underprinted design and giving them special visual depth. Read our case study to learn more about aluminum-free decoration.

Better Product Protection for the Cannabis Industry with KURZ


Reliable first-opening protection, precise traceability, dependable authenticity verification: With our security labels, we create added value for brand owners and consumers – for example, in the cannabis industry. We will be presenting our advanced solutions on July 19 and 20 in Berlin at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), a B2B trade fair. Visit us at stand 116 and find out how we, together with our subsidiary SCRIBOS, can offer you real added value through our tamper-evident labels with OVD technology (Optically Variable Device) and ValiGate® seal! Find out more.

TRUSTCONCEPT® Labels Deliver Impressive Test Performance


Recent studies show that TRUSTCONCEPT® security labels do not influence the recyclability of paper and cardboard packaging. Our PET and paper labels delivered a great performance and impressive results across the board in tests performed by Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) and Ingede e. V. The strong results clearly show that TRUSTCONCEPT® labels reliably protect against manipulation and offer lasting added value. You can read more about the studies in our press release.

We Will Open Our Doors Exclusively for You!


What’s in store for the future of sustainable, advanced packaging and labeling? We will be demonstrating the answer at our major in-house trade fair, KURZ LABEL WEEKS, from June 20 to October 28, 2022 – live at the premises of our company headquarters in Fürth (Germany). Discover resource-saving finishing processes, find out about innovative security labels, and experience our digital printing, hot stamping, and cold transfer machines in action. Book your personal appointment now!

DISTORUN® Module Optimizes Cold Transfer


Efficient, sustainable, and economically viable: Our DISTORUN® BUILT-ON cold transfer module lets you save costs and resources – without compromising on design. The foil-saving unit, which can be used to create single-image and continuous designs, makes it possible to utilize ununsed surfaces areas on previously processed transfer products. This means that you can use each roll several times – in the spirit of sustainability. And best of all, you can easily connect the module to your printing press. Find out more on our landing page DISTORUN®.

Discover Our New Color Generator and Sustainable Carriers for Magnetic Strips


Magnetic strips play an important role in securing data, including on credit and customer cards. Despite the serious scope of application, you get to enjoy complete freedom of design. See for yourself with our new card configurator! From colored to metallized, you’ll get to discover our full range of colors under the theme ‘Open Up the World of Colors’. We’re also showing you a new and sustainable card production alternative: NVLine Magnetics®. Read more.

So, rethink your product and join us in breaking new ground in card technology!

Licensing Expo 2022 in Las Vegas: LEONHARD KURZ Presents Brand Protection Solutions Live


At this year’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, we will be presenting innovative and pioneering solutions for brand protection and license management. The brand new security labels developed together with our subsidiary SCRIBOS offer reliable tamper protection, convenient process management, and added value for end users. At our trade fair stand B216, interested visitors will learn everything there is to know about the tried-and-tested TRUSTCONCEPT® and the additional ValiGate® security features. It’s worth stopping by!

Information on the KURZ trade fair stand from May 24 to 27 in Las Vegas and the sustainable solutions presented there can be found here.

More Security for Tax Stamps with Visual and Digital Security Elements from LEONHARD KURZ


Interested in reliable tamper protection for tax stamps? And printing them cost-effectively in the industry standard? At the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum in Malta, you can find out how we are setting new standards in tax stamp production and security with the combination of our proven TRUSTSEAL® technology, a copy-protected ValiGate® structure, and the Visible Digital Seal (VDS). Save the date: May 16–18, LEONHARD KURZ, Stand C7!

You want to know more about the topic? Read more.

TRUSTSEAL® SFX Makes Apulian Oil Shine


To mark the 100th anniversary of wine and oil producer Varvaglione, our Italian partner LUXORO created a sophisticated and exciting design that reflects the product in a unique way. The golden droplet effects created with our TRUSTSEAL® SFX single-image application not only harmonize wonderfully with the character and look of the Apulian gold, but also create a spectacular 3D effect on the completely flat label. Read more about the origin of the design and our almost magical hologram effects in our case study.

Joining Forces with Johnnie Walker: LEONHARD KURZ Perfectly Showcases Fine Whiskey


Johnnie Walker is another well-known brand in our portfolio that relies on the unique quality and variety of our surface decorations. The Scottish whiskey manufacturer uses luxurious shades for the packaging of its special edition ‘Masters of Flavour’, and rounds off the harmonious packaging concept with KURZ hot stamping in attractive champagne gold. This is where the diversity of our applications couldn’t be any more obvious: Not only the decanter, but also the wooden outer packaging, as well as the business cards could be effortlessly decorated with the KURZ surface finishing - despite different substrates and different requirements. Learn more about the full Diageo, Baccarat, and Segede case study here, and be inspired by the design of the 48-year-old whiskey.

KURZ Makes Brand and Product Protection even ‘Greener’


Sustainable solutions are more in demand than ever to counteract advancing climate change. KURZ has been committed to environmental and climate protection for decades and now also promotes this idea with ‘greener’ security labels. Depending on customer requirements, the thin-film technology company can provide paper- as well as plastic-based labels – both of which have always formed an important building block in the TRUSTCONCEPT®brand portfolio – with security elements in a significantly more environmentally friendly manner. Above all, the source and value chain of the materials used offer great optimization potential in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Over the past few months, a total of five new ‘Eco Label’ demo variants have been created, which will enable customers to make their products more sustainablein the future – without sacrificing the high-security features they rely on. We are also happy to use the substrate of your choice for a sustainable security solution.

Read more in our press release.

Highest Accolades for Banknotes with KINEGRAM®


The High Security Print Regional Banknote of the Year Awards have yet again shown that KURZ technology is the essential element for banknotes. All winners in the category ‘Best New Banknote’ are equipped with a KINEGRAM® feature by KURZ. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony held by Reconnaissance on 16th of December 2021.KURZ extends warmest congratulations to all winning Central Banks and Partners!

More details on the awarded banknotes can be found here Press | KURZ Banknotes (kurz-banknotes.com). For more information on our global references, please click here.

German Design Award for Our Box next to Box. two


With its artistic packaging concept of translating trends into design, KURZ once again scored points at the German Design Awards. Under this year’s theme ‘How designers think’, the top-class jury honored those designers who provide answers to the challenges of our time and think ahead when it comes to design. In the ‘Excellent Communications Design – Packaging’ category, our graphic design team impressed with the Box next to Box. two. and the associated trend colors.

Visit our Trend area and let yourself be inspired by our designs. You can find out more about the presentation of the German Design Award 2021 here.



Calling all dedicated payment, identification, and security professionals! From November 30 to December 2, 2021, you can meet us live at TRUSTECH in Paris. Together with our subsidiary OVD KINEGRAM, we will present our latest innovations in card technology and the next generation of security technology for the identification of complex security features on documents. What can you expect exactly?

  • The latest trend colors for magnetic stripes – how to give your card designs the final touch
  • Our renowned security features and digital security solutions
  • KINEGRAM Full Data Protection (FDP)
  • KINEGRAM Optical Phone Authentication (OPA)

We look forward to meeting you and discussing all things security with you in person!

Bundled Expertise: Case Study with Strong Partners


More options, more flexibility, more efficiency – our IMD VARIOFORM® decoration process with In-Mold Labeling (IML) opens up completely new perspectives in plastic finishing. However, this innovation could not have been brought about without our strong business partners PolyIC, Wittmann Battenfeld, and Georg Kaufmann Formenbau. Learn more about process development and read the full success story of this sensational innovation in our case study ’IMD VARIOFORM®: Working with strong partners to achieve maximum process efficiency.

Award-winning Alternative to Chrome: IMDA Award for Indium Finishing from KURZ


Every year, the In-Mold Decorating Association recognizes the best innovations in IMD, IML, and IME finishing with the IMDA Award. This year, we were able to impress the jury with our sensational innovation, indium-based metallization by LEONHARD KURZ. Our groundbreaking surface finishing is a cost-effective and environmentally conscious alternative to chromium plating of components within the automotive, consumer electronics, and household appliances industries. Our innovative metallization process expands the range of in-mold decorations and impresses with almost unlimited design diversity in addition to corrosion, UV, and abrasion resistance, permeability of radar radiation as well as 5G and backlighting capability. Read more here.

LEONHARD KURZ joins German Design Council


The German Design Council has been one of the world’s leading centers of excellence in the field of design, branding, and innovation for more than 65 years. With its membership, KURZ is again underlining the importance of design for the company. Joining emphasizes our efforts to be an open and competent partner for designers. Thanks to our membership of the German Design Council, we are taking the exchange of knowledge, and awareness of designers' needs and challenges, to the next level. You can find all the details in our press release.

Bring a sparkle to your customers' eyes: Glitter effects for sheet-fed printing with LIGHT LINE® KSO


Skillfully designed accents transform any packaging into a real eye-catcher. Take the opportunity to add a touch of luxury to your design with our new glittery LIGHT LINE® KSO. Our new cold transfer finishing with exciting light effects not only adds a touch of glamour to folding boxes, commercial prints, and the like, but it also impresses with the efficient processing typical of KURZ as well as the lasting good feeling of not leaving any PET residue on the product. Applied with super-thin metallization layers, our LIGHT LINE® KSO achieves maximum radiance, yet still remains recyclable. Try it out! You can find all details here.

Smart, Smarter, DM-SMARTLINER


Calling all processors of print advertising material or packaging! LEONHARD KURZ presents its new, compact digital transfer module – the DM-SMARTLINER. Slightly smaller than its big brother, the DM-LUXLINER, our new finishing machine impresses with the highest metallization gloss at a speed of up to 3, 100 SRA3 sheets per hour. This means that even small printers with a smaller production area can offer their customers breathtaking metallizations as an additional feature. You can find all the technical information and some impressive samples here.

Virtual warm-up for 2021: KURZ@drupa


Industry experts know: KURZ is to drupa what stamping tools are to hot stamping. And even if we get hit at the third lockdown, we want to lead by example and encourage our customers to persist and keep going. We are delighted to support the virtual.drupa this year and present our spectacular new products in a digital safe space. Contactless. Safe. But 100% innovative, effective, and sustainable. Get ready and explore our trade fair program at www.kurz-drupa.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Become a Trendsetter with Expertise: KURZ Online Seminars for Plastic Decoration


Flexibility and problem-solving skills are the keys for your business success. Just like you, we are pursuing the goal of supporting our customers with innovative solutions for their plastic products at this challenging time. Despite the restrictions due to Corona, we want to offer you new initiatives for surface decoration and invite you to our online seminars for the plastic decoration industry. Learn more about our latest KURZ innovations and trends for automotive, consumer electronics, home appliances, and sustainability topics from our experts. These are our topics:

  • In the fast lane of future mobility with fascinating surface decorations
  • Inner values count – next level decoration for automotive interiors
  • Taking responsibility – our sustainability innovations as your competitive advantage for plastic decoration
  • Proven surface decoration processes creating irresistible customer experiences
  • How to upgrade your striking brands with pioneering surface decorations

You can register here.

A Fresh Start in Spring with COLORIT® Happy Colors


The time has finally come again: The first rays of sunshine are venturing out from behind the gray clouds that have dominated the recent months. Even though the snow has provided ample opportunity for fun on the sledging slopes this year, nothing beats the warming spring sun. So much natural beauty creates a desire for fresh colors - ideally from sustainable production. Take the opportunity to transform your print and packaging products into colorful sources of happiness at the POS with our COLORIT® Happy Color Series. You can find all the details about our COLORIT ® Evergreens and our sustainability offers here.

Online Seminars for the Graphic Industry


For us, open dialogue is the key to a positive customer relationship. Your suggestions will help us to better understand your product and market requirements, to further develop our relationship. Based on your extensive feedback, we have developed a new series of informative seminars for the graphic industry that will address your questions and concerns. We will start our free online presentations in Spring 2021 with four topical subjects on surface finishing:

  • Sustainable Embellishment: Contradiction or Competitive Advantage?
  • Cold Transfer Sheet-Fed Application at its Best
  • How to Revolutionize your Operations with KURZ Digital Embellishment
  • Welcome to the Amazing World of KURZ Textile Finishing!

You can find all the details at our landing page. Drop by now and register for your favorite topics.

Bavarian Innovation Prize 2020


There is hardly a better motivation than looking back at your past successes. With the Bavarian Innovation Prize 2020 as a powerful driver, starting into the new year full of energy is only natural for KURZ. Our process IMD VARIOFORM® with Functional In-Mold Labeling (IML) convinced the jury with its triad of efficiency, freedom of design and sustainability. Our technological solution bundles the four processes of thermoforming, decorating, integrating a sensor, and punching directly in the injection molding tool, in a single processing phase. Get all the details about our award-winning technology in our press release.

Our New Highflyer for Cold Transfer: KPS SX+


No more endless product searches, lengthy research, and comparisons. Because as an industry specialist, we know only too well: Time is money. And to give you more time for what really matters, we have now completely redesigned our cold transfer program. Instead of many individual products, we are presenting our new KPS SX+, a true all-rounder in sheet offset printing. Thanks to its smart technology, its performance is top-notch, and it sets new standards in gloss, speed, efficiency, process reliability, and much more. See for yourself.

But don't worry, our other cold transfer classics are also still available to you as usual. Contact us today!

Growing Digital Transfer Family: Meet Our New DM-UNILINER


The label printing segment is highly competitive! To keep you ahead in the race for top spot, we are now providing you with our latest machine innovation: the KURZ DM-UNILINER. This digital transfer unit impresses with inkjet technology as a stand-alone version. This allows you to remain extremely flexible with your long-grain printing – because you decide for yourself whether you want to give your labels a metal finish before or after printing. Read all about our new digital transfer solution in our press release or directly on our website for the graphic industry.

Make Concrete Last Longer? Rely on KURZ SIPORIT


Modern yet elegant – this is how concrete positions itself in architecture and design. Hardly any other building material can bring so much exciting nonchalance to your creations with such ease. To help this on trend building material keep a successful appearance even longer, we now have a world first for you: SIPORIT. Our innovative protective coating for fresh concrete protects against extreme weather conditions, CO2 pollution, and mechanical stress, thus extending the service life of the building material. All this, of course, with a focus on sustainability. Have we sparked your interest? Then click here for more information or visit us at our virtual booth at the BAU from 13th to 15th February 2021.

Further Success for the KURZ Sustainability Drive


In an independent study, the internationally renowned RecyClass initiative approved the recyclability of our InLINE FOILING® process. As a test basis, HDPE tubes were refined with KURZ InLINE FOILING® and then fed into the recycling stream. With a brilliant result: the tubes could be easily recycled. This makes InLINE FOILING® a firm staple in KURZ's sustainability activities. Change your thinking too and join in our campaign BE A GREEN LEADER!

More details are waiting for you in our latest press release.

Stay Up to Date!


We have bundled together a very interesting info pack so that you don't miss out on our spectacular innovations. In four free webinars starting on October 21, 2020, we will be presenting the latest developments from the field of Plastic Decoration. They will include a world first, IMD PUR, prize-winning HMI concepts, and much more.

Our program:

  • 'IMD PUR – global innovation for automotive surface design', 10/21/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Fabian Bürkel
  • 'FFB (Functional Foil Bonding) – sensor integration with high precision', 10/28/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Dr. Wolfgang Clemens,
  • 'Innovative HMI solutions by integrating metal mesh sensors into plastic surfaces', 11/11/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructor: Jörg Stierand
  • 'Making every product unique – home appliances decoration & function', 11/18/2020, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, instructors: Steven Hirschberg & Johannes Schad

ABC Award 2020 for the 'Iconic Space Grille'


Having pocketed the ABC Award 2020, KURZ again proves that we are a leading design specialist in the automobile industry. Our futuristic 'Iconic Space Grille' opens a new chapter in future automotive design. To find out which of our fantastic ideas won over the jury of the internationally renowned ABC Awards,  continue reading here.

'Recyclability of Finished Packaging' Web Seminar


The importance of sustainability and sustainable production has continued to grow in almost all areas and industries in recent years. In our web seminar 'How KURZ hot and cold stamping products optimize the recyclability of your packaging', KURZ recycling expert Dr. Markus von Beyer, shares with you how decorated packaging can be recycled. He will face sustainable questions like: What actually remains on the product after hot stamping? Or after finishing with cold transfer? And does this affect the recycling process? Let's start and learn more about your sustainable design possibilities together.

KURZ Becomes an INGEDE Partner


Sustainability is in vogue. But unlike many others, KURZ can look back on decades of environmental advocacy. And our new partnership with INGEDE furthermore emphasizes that we do not resort to half measures. We are teaming up to advance the recycling of cardboard and paper products. Our hot- and cold-transfer finishing for the graphics industry paves the way: it is easily washed out in the deinking process, and does not affect the paper recycling stream.

Find out more about our sustainability concepts for the graphics industry here.