DM-SMARTLINER: Compact Digital Transfer

Brilliant Digital Metallization for Sheet-Fed Printing

The DM-SMARTLINER adds value to your products through multiple attractive decoration or security options, and allows you to add metallic 2D effects to your existing sheet-fed printing process. Whether for commercial production or mass customization, individualization, short runs, or special editions both in commercial or packaging printing, with our stand-alone solution you will remain flexible and highly efficient.

Look forward to new perspectives and business fields: Convince sustainably and quickly with unique brilliance, excellent resolution and uncomplicated overprinting. For more information, please order our latest DM-SMARTLINER brochure here.


Benefits of Our 2D Digital Transfer with Real Metal Effects:


For mass customization and individualization


Customized metallic finishing


Individual labels or packaging


Various label or packaging campaigns


For small runs, special editions or different product series


Variable data brilliantly highlighted


Impressive high-gloss effects


Huge variety of colors and metallic shades




Almost no limits to creative design


Late stage customization

How Does the DM-SMARTLINER Work?

Fascinating Metallic Effects for Brilliant Design on Paper or Cardboard

The designs to be metallized are first printed on paper or cardboard using a digital press. The desired metallization is then simply transferred to the printed design by our DM-SMARTLINER. The metallized sheets can be overprinted with colors. This allows you to design fascinating creations in first-class resolution, many colors, and deep brilliance.

The Shortcut to a Glossy Look:

  • First sheet is usable – no make-ready required
  • Up to 3,100 SRA3 sheets/hour (depending on print and substrate)
  • Machine, consumables & service from one source
  • Custom-made hologram designs available (tickets, etc.)
  • Metallization is overprintable
  • Consignment stock of consumables/pay-per-stamp
  • Automatic consumables reordering

Step by Step to your New Digital Transfer Design

Step 1

Designs to be metallized are first printed digitally

Step 2

Transfer of DIGITAL METAL® decoration & removal of the PET carrier

Step 3

An overprinting in 4 colors with very accurate registration for a finishing touch

Technical Insights & Machine Details

The DM-SMARTLINER for Flat Embellishment in Sheet-Fed Printing

Our stand-alone unit DM-SMARTLINER can be operated and controlled simply and conveniently via a high-quality touch display. The safety system monitors all machine parameters to ensure the highest process stability. Substrate classes can be conveniently stored to apply the same parameters repeatedly and ensure a consistently high quality level.

Working Components: Feeder

  • Robust sheet separation system for reliable sheet feeding
  • Separation air blowers to feed sheets reliably
  • Double sheet detection

Feeding Table

  • Feeding table with 300 mm stack capacity

Control System

  • High-quality touch display for comfortable operation
  • Safety system monitors all machine parameters to ensure high process stability

Foil Handling

  • Pneumatic controlled dancer system for constant foil tension


  • Conventional stacker

IR Heating System

Highly responsive IR heating system for accurate temperature control:

  • Constant temperature over the whole stamping roller
  • Quick warm-up time – ready to run in 10 minutes
  • Patented cooling section before releasing the carrier material

LEONHARD KURZ – Your One-Stop Solution Partner

If you enter the field of digital metallization with the compact DM-SMARTLINER, you will also benefit from our comprehensive overall DIGITAL METAL® concept. As a holistic strategy, our one-stop solution meets all your digital print transfer needs – from precision-fit finishing technology and time-saving software to impressive designs and expert service for efficient and brilliant digital finishing.

Provide your customers attractive finishing solutions with high-gloss. To convince yourself, take a look at our amazing metallic effects, realized with DIGITAL METAL®.

For more inspiring design ideas, please contact us.