The Technology Center

Hochschule der Medien has established the PMT Technology Center which is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery used in the media industry. The center is used for research, development and training. It is divided in seven centers and institutes:


Variable Data

The Variable Data Centre is equipped with an HP Indigo digital press including the entire pre-press equipment and different software for educational purposes. Here students are able to create custom products and learn more about the quickly growing industry of individualization.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr. Stefan Güttler


Commercial Printing

The Commercial Printing Center is equipped with a six-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster offset press including a varnishing unit. The center features colour management systems, workflow solutions and the latest plate making equipment.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr. Karl Schaschek


Flexographic Technology

The Flexographic Technology Center belongs to the German Flexographic Association (DFTA) and features a large-scale Fischer & Krecke flexographic press, plate mounting equipment and plate processing. The center is run by the DFTA and is used as a research and demonstration centre for the industry and is used by our students for hand-on and research related work.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr. Martin Dreher


Rotogravure Technology

The Roto Gravure Technology Center sports a new Bobst four colour rotogravure press. The center is used by the industry for research purposes, but is also open for our students to do some press and pre-press related training. The center is equipped with a galvanic unit for the production of gravure cylinders, a polishing unit, Hell engraving equipment and various software solutions.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Armin Weichmann


Post-Press Technology

The Post Press Technology Center is well equipped with the latest post-press machinery and equipment. For instance, it sports Baumann-Wohlenberg cutting devices, MBO kombi folding equipment, a Müller Martini Vareo adhesive binder, wire stitching equipment and many units for finishing such as hot foil stamping. The research and development center is open for the industry and for students to study adhesives, paper sciences and to be able to produce their projects on the equipment.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Volker Jansen


3D Printing Research Factory

The 3-D Printing Research Factory is the latest addition to our university’s technology center. Here we research new materials and software systems. The center features a great number of new 3-D printing units and machinery and is heavily used by students. It is for studying new technologies and processes relevant for our future society.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr. Karl Schaschek


Screen Printing / Innovative Applications of Printing Technologies

Under the roof organisation, the Institute for Applied Research (IAF), the IAD (Innovative Applications of Printing Technologies) is researching and developing printed batteries, printed electronics, printed antennae and specific issues in functional printing. The centre is entirely dedicated for research purposes and is supported by the industry. The IAD offers students a wide range of different equipment used for experimenting. This includes SEM, optical and 3D microscopes, gas chromatographs, printing presses and state-of-the-art measurement equipment.

Responsible for research: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunter Hübner