Global Corporation LEONHARD KURZ

Thermal-transfer know-how from Germany

The KURZ Group is a globally active corporation and the only producer of thermal-transfer foils in Germany. We have been producing ink ribbons for thermal-transfer printing since 1991. Our products and services are available worldwide. At KURZ we are proud of our 120-year history and our vast expertise, especially in hot-stamping technology.


Our ever-expanding range of products and services makes us market leader in this segment, and is also to the benefit of the thermal-transfer ink ribbon division. The Group's in-depth knowledge of printing processes and its international networks ensure that we are always a step ahead of technical developments.

Safe, clean and certified ink ribbons for you

LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG

KURZ makes high demands on quality, environmental protection and safety.
Thermal-transfer foils from KURZ are produced against a backdrop of strict quality standards. They boast many national and international certifications required for product safety.
Most of our ink ribbons are food-contact safe, and all can be disposed of in household waste. And of course, we also stock ready-made thermal-transfer ink ribbons.

Development and customization

Your thermal-transfer ink ribbon should be an optimum match for your substrate and its load capacity. That's why we also offer TTR customization that will make your product unique. Our technology is always at the cutting edge and we regularly analyze the challenges our customers face. That's why we can offer you thermal-transfer ink ribbons that are always a step in front of the rest of the market.


We work on a highly individual basis and will supply you with customer-specific rolls with individually defined lengths, widths and cores. Test runs on different printers and substrates are also possible. So give us a shout if you face a challenge that requires a new thermal-transfer solution.

Global and on-site presence

We are where our customers need us. Thermal-transfer ink ribbons from KURZ are manufactured at two sites in Germany, in D÷beln/Saxony and in Bavaria. The KURZ Group employs more than 5,000 workers at 14 production sites in Europe, the USA and the Pacific region, while 24 international subsidiaries and an extensive network of representatives and sales offices provide worldwide service.


You reap the benefits of being able to integrate us into your production process right from the start. We accompany you throughout your thermal-transfer project, engineer custom-made products and provide you with service in the scope you need.

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