Technology Center

The development platform for industrial screen printing and digital printing

Printing Systems

Technology Center

The development platform for industrial screen printing and digital printing


At the THIEME Technology Center we offer customers, partners, start-ups and interested users state-of-the-art printing technology in the form of screen printing and digital printing machines as well as drying facilities for evaluating their printing processes in a real production environment - from basic research to pilot or small batch production.

Precise coordination of process and machine technology - exactly for your application!

Complex printing applications, especially in the industrial sector, require precise coordination of process and machine technology. Therefore, it is our goal to offer customers and interested parties the best possibilities to clarify and test relevant parameters of their application and to investigate new technologies.

Let's shape the future together 

The Technology Center offers startups, companies and professionals the opportunity to work on projects related to product development, innovation, materials research and manufacturing operations.

Our team of experts Application engineering

Our experts ensure that the technical solutions meet the customer's requirements and that they can be used effectively and efficiently.

Mr. Kraft
Expert for Digital printing 
Mr. Landerer
Expert around screen printing

Our goals


Support in Screen printing or Digital printing

- In the creation of R&D prototypes
- In evaluating your processes 
- In the production of pilot series or small batches

Our team of application experts brings strong solutions and know-how to customer-specific projects.

If required, the design and control department supports you with a detailed elaboration of project and product development.

Screen printing and digital printing in a real manufacturing environment

In the Technology Center, they will find ready-to-use screen printing and digital printing presses that give them plenty of scope to extensively validate and test their printing processes, sound out new fields of application, and develop the application process. Here, processes and machine technology can be precisely coordinated.

State of the art machinery

From laboratory machines to production equipment

Production-oriented screen printing and digital printing machines

  • For testing under production conditions
  • For testing possibilities whose results can be scaled to production lines
  • For printing pilot and small batches

Extensive drying equipment

  • Circulating air continuous dryers up to 200 degrees
  • UV dryer
  • Infrared dryers
  • High temperature drying ovens

Manifold possibilities

  • Feasibility studies
  • Manufacturability evaluations
  • Material testing
  • Print and drying tests
  • Develop processes
  • Develop new technologies
  • Manufacture of prototypes up to pilot series

Available screen printing machines in the Technology Center

Screen printing machine with mobile printing table and variable print material delivery, anti-drip unit, screen distortion compensation, optical system control, camera-supported screen alignment and substrate alignment, optional clamping for RKS squeegee, optional Wandres cleaning unit
Print size [mm] 550x750 to 1550x2100
Automation 3/4
Screen printing machine with mobile printing table, parallel lifting upper unit and print material delivery system, camera with substrate alignment, squeegee swivelling, anti-drip unit, manual screen adjustment

Print size [mm] Max. 2750 x 1800
Automation 1/2
Precision screen printing machine with camera-assisted screen alignment and substrate alignment

Print size [mm] 400x400 to 600x600
Automation 1/2

Available digital printing machines in the Technology Center

THIEME digital printing machine for testing different UV inks
Demo digital machine equipped with a completely new syringe ink supply that makes it possible to change ink very easily and quickly.
For simple adhesion, performance or quality tests.
Print size [mm] 400 x 600
Max. Product height [mm] 55
Resolution 2750 x 1800
THIEME digital printing machine for water-based ink
Typical areas of use include automotive applications or the digital printing of foils that are
of films, which are then deep-drawn and back-injected (IML).

Print size [mm] 400 x 600
Max. Product height [mm] 55
Resolution 2750 x 1800
THIEME 505 D MINT for printing coins & medals
Inkjet printing system with high-precision automatic alignment system for large quantities
Print size [mm] 2 x approx. 675x170
Resolution [dpi] 800 x 1500, 800 x 1800, 800 x 2100, 1600 x 1500
- je nach Image möglich

Test printing materials and substrates

Complex printing applications also require precise matching of printing materials.  In our Technology Center, you can test your material using our test machines and thus determine the best solution for you!

The following list is only a few test materials and substrates that have already been realized by us. You are welcome to test your material!

Printing materials

  • waterbased screen printing inks
  • solvent-based screen printing inks
  • UV-curing screen printing inks
  • Glass inks
  • from liquid to almost solid printing pastes
  • conductive screen printing pastes, e.g. silver, carbon or tin-antimony based
  • Industrial adhesive
  • Flock adhesive
  • Laminating Adhesive
  • Special adhesives
  • Solvent-based ink
  • UV curing ink
  • Waterbased ink
  • Flourishing ink
  • Precious metal ink, e.g. silver ink


  • with convex or concave surfaces 
  • are flexible or rigid
  • Paper / cardboard
  • All plastics e.g. PVC, Corex, polystyrene, polyethylene
  • Conductive plastic film 
  • Imitation leather / leather
  • Metals e.g. copper plates
  • Rubber e.g. shoe soles
  • Stainless steel sheets
  • Fabrics / textiles 
  • Glass / ceramics
  • Tiles
  • Banners / tarpaulins

Industrial printing applications

An excerpt of industrial printing applications that have already been developed by us.

Areas of application

  • Touch displays
  • Touch surfaces
  • OLED rear lights
  • Seat occupancy detection
  • EMI/RFI Shielding
  • Solar cells
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • RFID
  • Flexible sensors
  • Conductive tracks
  • Insulating layers
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Touch sensors
  • OLED lights
  • Smart Lables
  • Electrical and household "white goods" displays
  • Architectural glass
  • Automotive
  • Decorative glass
  • Electrical and household displays "white goods
  • Shower enclosures (frosted)
  • Complex 3D geometries with plastic films and substrates
  • Batteries
  • Solar cells
  • Fuel cell stacks


  • Printed circuit boards
  • Membrane keyboards
  • Touch Panels
  • Signs
  • Truck tarpaulins
  • Displays
  • POS/POP prints
  • Posters
  • Packages
  • Ski
  • Snowboards
  • Personalised sports shoes
  • Table tennis tables
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Awnings
  • Sails
  • Coins
  • Gold bars / Silver bars
  • Medals
  • Gaskets / Cylinder head gasket
  • Bonding of fuel cell stacks


How to find us

The Technology Center is located at the Industrial area Rohrlache.

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Robert-Bosch-Straße 1
79331 Teningen
Phone +49 (0) 76 41 / 5 83-0




You would like to use our Technology Center for your purposes?

For a few hours
for one or more days
for a few weeks
Our team of application technicians will be happy to support you!

Please contact us to arrange a suitable appointment!