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.

You want to meet us there? Register now.

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.