Cold Transfer for Sheet-Fed Printing

Sparkle Up Your Sheet-fed Offset Printing

Have you ever wondered why packaging, promotional print jobs, magazines, and wet adhesive labels are often finished with cold transfer decorations in sheet-fed offset printing? The answer is simple: Cold transfer for sheet-fed printing offers outstanding gloss, high performance, and unbeatable value for money. The easy integration as an inline process and the combination of printing and surface finishing are further advantages of this process.

With our new quality products for cold transfer, we achieve optimal process stability and place particular emphasis on sustainability - thanks to the thinnest transfer carrier on the market. Here is an overview of all the facts:

FAQ Cold Transfer for Sheet-Fed

Superior Sheet-Fed Printing with Cold Transfer - A Process with Many Advantages:


Huge design flexibility due to partial decoration


Cold transfer is a combination of printing and laminating


Overprinting can be performed both inline and offline


Speeds of up to 20,000 sheets per hour


Allows use of standard offset printing plates, rollers, washing agents, and rubber blankets for applying the adhesive


Job changeovers in just minutes


No need to apply opaque white

Cold Transfer on 6 µm with First-Class Sustainability Benefits

KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending): Sustainable and Slim Sheet-Fed Finishing

With KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending), we are raising our sustainability bar even further: To match our wafer-thin metallization layers, we have now also significantly slimmed down the transfer carrier for our cold transfer decorations to an impressive 6 µm. In this way, we are reducing the PET share of our decoration product by a whopping 50%! This in turn means more running meters per roll, fewer roll changes, and therefore less downtime and faster set-up times. This gives you a sheet finish that not only scores points in terms of sustainability but also impresses with its overall performance thanks to its outstanding application properties.

But don't forget: The PET is only a carrier material and is not applied to your print sheets. What remains on your packaging is a brilliant gloss, even on complex surfaces. Try it!

Premium Performance in Sheet-Fed Printing with Cold Transfer:

  • Maximum process safety and efficency
  • Significantly reduced adhesive consumption
  • Very high design flexibility
  • Razor sharp application, without particles between the adhesive dots
  • High speed
  • Extreme edge definition
  • Significantly fewer reel changes
  • Plug & Play

Premium Sustainability:

  • More running meters on one roll
  • Higher efficiency - longer production runs
  • Reduced weight with the same running meters
  • Less PET - less waste and lower disposal costs
  • Significantly reduced carbon footprint
  • SQTS certificate
  • No plastic/laminate on decorated products
  • Qualified for the KURZ PET recycling program RECOSYS® 2.0

Redefining Design & Technology

KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending) for Unrivaled Performance with Cold Transfer for Sheet-Fed

The new cold-transfer formulation for sheet-fed offset printing impresses with its brilliant gloss and is even suitable for challenging designs and homogeneous grid patterns. Processed with the right consumables, the new KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending) is highly suitable for jobs where laminates are to be replaced. So many advantages - for your success. See for yourself!

Superior Sheet-Fed Printing with Cold Transfer:

  • Higher gloss level
  • Better opacity
  • Advanced design possibilities from large-scale to delicate
  • Homogenous grid patterns
  • Flexible overprinting
  • Works optimally on all cold transfer modules
  • For all adhesives/color systems: UV, oxidation-conventional, low-migration
  • For the first time, easy finishing of difficult substrates such as structured materials or recycled cardboard

Easy to Process: KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending)

Your Benefits from Cold Transfer for Sheet-fed Offset Printing

KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending) is our technical top quality solution with an outstanding performance. The unique cold-transfer quality works on many different substrates - as well as recycled and difficult or structured grades, and almost all types of cardboard available in the world of packaging.

In addition to this wide range of applications, KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending) is also easy to handle and can be processed with much less adhesive consumption and pressure, depending on substrate and design (or artwork). Benefit from the added performance of a first-class all-rounder with KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending).

Suitable for Many Substrates

  • For almost all types of cardboard (exception: dry stock)
  • For recycled cardboard, e.g., with gray back, etc.
  • For thin substrates, e.g., Chromolux < 100 gsm
  • Special printing blankets are useful for recycled and low-cost substrates

Best Performance with Adhesives

  • Significantly low adhesive volume
  • Low contact pressure
  • Excellent adhesion profile after a very short time
  • Efficient further processing possible

Plug & Play

  • Easy to use
  • Large processing window
  • Speeds up to 20,000 sheets/hour
  • Reduced build-up on rubber blankets (set-up-dependent)
  • Less soiling in the cold-transfer module/machine
  • Processability with lower pressure

Besides our new KPS slim 2.0 (patent pending), other cold transfer products for sheet-fed offset printing remain available, like our ECOFIN® CSO - of course.

Please get in touch to receive more information. We are looking forward to providing you with our fascinating LEONHARD KURZ portfolio for cold-transfer finishing.

The All-Rounder: Enhance Your Print Jobs with ECOFIN® CSO (10 µm)

The High Efficiency All-in-One Solution for Sheet-Fed Applications

Our new cold transfer product ECOFIN® CSO on a 10 µm carrier material is a true all-rounder for sheet-fed printing. With its extended production window, it masters the balance between design diversity and technical possibilities. This way, you can achieve top results as quickly as possible when finishing your sheet-fed prints.

This new finishing quality is compatible with both conventional and UV systems and works with a wide range of adhesives and colors. It is suitable for different substrates, including food packaging, and can be used with foil-saving modules. Whether you want to create large-scale designs or fine motifs, this quality has got you covered. You want to get all details compact and for further use?

One for All:

  • Reduction in production costs
  • High gloss level
  • High opacity
  • Roll length up to 16,000 m now possible
  • Advanced design possibilities from large-scale to delicate
  • Even simple half tones/gradations with just one product (depending on the printing blanket)
  • Good process safety and efficiency
  • Stable production quality
  • Plug & Play: Easy to set up and process
  • High flexibility in design
  • Suitable for many substrates (e.g., thin substrates, IML substrates, second surfache ability for transparent materials)
  • Optimization of resources

Outstanding Sustainability:

  • Meets global requirements, including packaging/electronics industries
  • SQTS certificate
  • Recyclable end product
  • No plastics or laminate on the packaging
  • Does not affect the automatic sorting process, nor the packaging deinkability or composting process
  • Qualified as KPS RECO+ for the KURZ PET recycling program RECOSYS® 2.0

Glamorous Entrance: LIGHT LINE® KSO

Create Highlights with Cold Transfer for Sheet-fed Offset Printing

Cold Transfer for sheet-fed offset printing provides you with a real WOW effect at the POS. How are you ever going to outdo this? The answer is simple: LIGHT LINE® KSO. With its vibrant diffractive effects, our cold transfer finishing takes your breath away. So does the simplicity of the application: Whether inline or offline, our KSO performs optimally with sheet-fed offset printing. In combination with an oxidatively/conventionally drying offset adhesive, as well as with UV-drying adhesives, you achieve best results for coated paper and cardboard printing. Convince yourself with sparkling samples from our LIGHT LINE® booklet. Get it now!

Unleash Design Freedom & Creativity:

  • Breathtaking diffractive effects
  • Excellent gloss
  • Colors: Silver, gold & transparent
  • High edge definition stamping
  • Very easy to release
  • Suitable for fine to large area designs & screens
  • Good bonding to common oxidative/conventional & UV-drying adhesives for cold transfer for sheet-fed offset printing
  • Good overprinting with conventional & UV printing inks & lacquers


Sustainable Aspects of KURZ Cold Transfer:

  • Our LIGHT LINE® KSO is based on a particularly thin metallization formula. With this, only a minimum amount of decoration sticks on your print and packaging product; while a maximum customer attention effect can be achieved.

No Access to a Finishing Machine? Rely on KURZ Transfer Metal!

Sustainable Finishing for Sheet-Fed Printing – No PET Transferred to Your Product

What Happens in Terms of Technology?

KURZ Transfer Metal technology supplements our range of sustainable finishing processes with a smart add-on module for all processors who don’t want to invest in a new cold-transfer machine. The module can be easily combined with existing sheet-fed printing machines, which keeps costs and effort manageable. KURZ also offers the winder, which is used for this purpose and can be adapted to individual requirements.

What Happens in Terms of the Environment?

With the KURZ Transfer Metal ultra-thin sheet-fed finishing, you can decorate your packaging with breathtaking high-gloss designs entirely without leaving any plastic behind. This means that your packaging remains recyclable and therefore more environmentally friendly – a clear advantage compared to conventional laminates. In addition, the reduction in packaging weight makes transport more environmentally friendly. As a special extra, the carrier material that is not needed can be processed and returned to the recyclable material cycle as part of our globally unique KURZ RECOSYS® recycling system.

Join our sustainability initiative now!

Your Advantages for Sheet-Fed Printing:


High-gloss effect


No delamination


Scratch and abrasion resistant


No curling


PET carriers easily recyclable




Reduction of packaging weight


No metal cracking in the folding area

Your Sustainable Benefits of Cold Transfer for Sheet-fed Offset Printing

For finishing print and packaging jobs, our cold transfer solutions for sheet-fed offset printing provide you with unique sustainable features. Ready for more? Become part of the KURZ sustainability movement and you’ll BE A GREEN LEADER.

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