About us

Short History of the company and the products

Zenith Art System GmbH was founded in the year 2000 by Klaus-Dieter Kirsch in Bonn, the former German capital. Dirk Bilgen became a partner in the company in 2007 and has taken over the company since 2010.

The aim of the company is to distribute machines and materials for the printing, laminating and presentation of images.

From the beginning, the idea was to develop new techniques and spread the knowledge we have gathered. For example, we present laminating techniques live at many trade fairs throughout Europe and have often given training sessions in company showrooms or even directly on the customers` premises.

Zenith was the first company to introduce to the European picture framers` and photographers the benefits of cold mounting and laminating using manual laminators.

For the emerging large-format inkjet printers, we developed a 100% cotton canvas, which is delivered in the same quality as it was over 10 years ago and can be printed with the same ICC-Profile.

Zenith was then decisively involved in the development of the technology of the face mounting to acrylic glass by means of an Optical Clear mounting film and able to pass on the method and know-how.

After the beginnings with a very manageable program, Zenith now provide almost everything digital printers or photographers need to bring your images into reality.

In doing so, the principle remains to develop as far as possible all products ourselves, or to make them exclusively to us, in order to be able to deliver a high and, above all, consistent quality.

The development of the company itself is also steadily progressing. After the humble beginnings in a small room in Meckenheim, a large team is now working to help you with your daily requirements.