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DM-UNILINER 3D from KURZ Subsidiary Steinemann DPE: Digital Spot Coating and Digital Metallization with Impressive 3D Effects

Fürth/Germany, January 10, 2023:During the in-house trade fair KURZ LABEL WEEKS, LEONHARD KURZ presented DM-UNILINER 3D, the latest development from its subsidiary Steinemann DPE. The DM-UNILINER 3D is a modular, stand-alone digital printing system for finishing labels with impressive 3D effects. The digital printing system for narrow web label printing enables almost flat as well as raised coating and metallization effects.

“The DM-UNILINER 3D is a real game changer for the label industry. It masters glossy or matte flat spot coating as well as relief coating with haptic effects, and brilliant metallization in a single step,” explains Jordi Giralt, Global Head of Sales for digital embellishment solutions at KURZ. “The modular DM-UNILINER 3D gives our customers an efficient and flexible way to do analog finishing digitally now, or to open up new business areas by entering finishing per se,” Giralt continues. The innovative system has already been installed for international customers.

Combined Know-How from KURZ and Steinemann DPE

With the DM-UNILINER 3D, unusual design ideas for small to medium-sized product series and special editions in the narrow web sector can be implemented digitally and cost-effectively. At the heart of the system is Steinemann DPE's innovative inkjet technology with UV varnishing, combined with KURZ DIGITAL METAL® finishing technology. Inkjet technology enables flat and three-dimensional effects with different ink layers and is therefore perfectly suitable for bigger surfaces as well as delicate structures. These can be finished with various metallization effects and high-gloss or matte designs.

Up to six different metallization rolls can be processed in parallel on the DM-UNILINER 3D, providing unique metallization designs. The digital varnishing can be used as functional protection over the digital metallization or simply as a design element.

Depending on the substrate and design, 3D print jobs can be finished at up to 100 m/min on the DM-UNILINER 3D, with roll diameters of up to 800 mm enabling time-optimized work without roll changes. The industrial design with intuitive and easy-to-use operation provides fast job changes, and the system also impresses with its low varnish consumption, very short setup times and low maintenance requirements. As a true system solution, all components of the DM-UNILINER 3D are ideally matched to each other, as the machine, software, consumables, and service come from a single source.


At the in-house trade fair KURZ LABEL WEEKS, customers, suppliers, partners, press representatives, and all interested parties had the opportunity to see the DM-UNILINER 3D live in action. Those unable to make it to the event can find out more about the DM-UNILINER 3D and all other highlights from KURZ on the in-house trade fair webpage:

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