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With nearly 50-year-old experience in the field of label printing, we belong to the leading label printing ink manufacturers in Europe, with the company headquarter in 73773 Aichwald, Germany. Our product port folio encloses printing inks, Varnishes, Primer, as well glues for the different applications and printing methods. With our own laboratory we offer individual developments and solutions to our customers.

GSB Wahl GmbH

As a printing ink manufacturer we have different Experts for following business areas:

  • Label printing for Flexo-, Letterpress, Offset-  and Screen printing
  • Balloon printing for Flexo- and Screen printing with special latex colours for balloons
  • Printed electronics, conductive inks for Flexo-, Gravure-, Screen- and Inkjet printing
  • Other special uses...

Our strengths: Service

In cooperation with our customers we develop printing inks, varnishes and primer, as well as glues for general and specific  requirements. An individual consultation by our experts and specialists includes a Service. We offer an mixing service which encloses the PANTONE colours and all other current colour mixing systems. Our delivery volumes starts already from 1 kg (past-like inks) and 5 kg (Flexo inks).  We also develop customer specific special tones and special colours by wish. Were looking forward to hear from you!


Since 1996 we are ecological audit well as ISO 14001 cetrificated and we were the first printing ink manufacturer in Germany who received this certification. Also with the subject of sustainability we are one of the pioneers: in 1997 we were awarded with the "Umweltpreis" of Baden-Württemberg.



The company was founded in 1965 by Kurt Wahl. He developed the business to a printing ink and consultation specialists for label printing, at first in Germany, afterwards also in Europe.


In 1981 the today's CEO and owner of the GSB-Wahl GmbH, Jochen Wahl entered into the company and built up a first lab for customer related R&D. With improvement in the products it was started with the production of water based inks and later on with UV curring inks. Today all of our self produced printing inks, varnish and glues are quality controlled. Therefore the maximum in flexibility is guaranteed for our customers.


In 1990 it was started with the production of special inks for air balloons. At first only for Flexo printing based on natural latex. Later an a special screen printng ink was developed and eastablished. Today the GSB-Wahl GmbH is the leader for balloon printing in Europe.


Since 2006 the GSB-Wahl GmbH started R&D activities in the area of printed Electronics.  Several R&D projects with Partners (University of Technology of Chemnitz, FH Bielefeld) are started with aim for developing conductive inks for printing processes like Flexo-, Screen, Inkjet and Pad printing.


In 2008 Florian Wahl entered as the CTO to the company. He is responsible for the  production, quality management and as the representative for customers.


New Business unit Printed Electronics was established. GSB-Wahl GmbH is structured in four business units:

  • - Printing Inks
  • - Balloon Inks
  • - Cleaning Systems
  • - Printed Electronics 
Firmengebäude am Standort Aichwald
Firmengebäude am Standort Aichwald
Abbildung unseres Labors
Labor der GSB Wahl GmbH

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