With its manufacturing facility based in Wiesloch, Germany, ULANO is recognized as a world-class leader in the screen printing and graphics arts industry. Ulano specializes in the manufacture of stencil-making products and chemicals for screen process printing. We also supply masking films, inkjet media, automated coating equipment, exposure test positives, and stencil evaluation tools. Our administrative and manufacturing facility is in Wiesloch, Germany, where we also have research and development laboratories, applications laboratories, and a technical training center. Ulano has also an Asian regional office in Singapore.




The founder of the company, Joseph Ulano, was a Russian immigrant to New York. In the 1920s, he found work in the screen printing industry and set about to make improvements, especially in stencil making. In 1929, just before the Great Depression, Joe Ulano invented the film stencil. He formed a film coating company in 1931. Over the years, ULANO has grown from a small company into the world’s largest completely integrated manufacturer of screen printing stencil systems. ULANO’s continuously growth have always been technologically driven. In addition to the film stencil, ULANO

  • Invented masking films (under the Rubylith® and Amberlith® brand names).

  • Formulated the first reclaimable, 100% solvent and water resistant emulsions.

  •  Developed the first fast-exposing diazo resins.

  • Was the first manufacturer to eliminate bichromates and, later, di-butyl phthalate from all our photographic products.

  • Introduced capillary film to the world market. 

  • Manufactures the widest range of indirect system photographic films in the industry. 

  • Offered the first comprehensive, industry-specific line of screen chemicals. 

In 1999, ULANO was acquired by a German-Swiss holding company that also owns Kissel + Wolf GmbH, a manufacturer of screen printing consumables, adhesives, automatic coating machines, and computer-to-screen equipment. The Kissel + Wolf GmbH Group have offices and manufacturing facilities in Germany, Texas, Singapore, Australia, and India. The new owners have made important investments in Ulano’s facilities and staff, reinforcing the company’s traditional strengths in innovation, technical education, technical service, and market leadership, domestically and internationally. ULANO will continue to utilize our domestic and international channels of distribution. As an international company, we must meet the environmental, technical, manufacturing, and commercial demands of worldwide competitiveness. We embrace these challenges and are strengthened by them!