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.


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 goals



- 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.


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


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


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!


  • 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.


  • 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

Developing customised solutions for you

From the initial idea to the finished customer press! We take on the design and project management for the development of the perfect printing press solution according to individual customer requirements. The Technology Center plays a decisive role.