Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA – April 11, 2018 – BALDWIN Technology Company Inc. has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System, enabling continued development of the technology. BALDWIN is a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.
The Digital Ink System is a computer-controlled ink injection technology that replaces traditional open fountain ink trains—or can upgrade existing "pump and rail" systems—providing more precise density control at all press speeds with significant cost savings. The system eliminates ink contamination and delivers consistently high-quality results, metering the correct volume of ink delivered to each control zone across the printed image.
In late 2017, BALDWIN acquired Quad/Graphics’ research and development division, QuadTech, combining it with PC Industries and Web Printing Controls to form a new “BALDWIN Vision Systems” business segment.
“We are very enthusiastic about the new possibilities this agreement affords us, and more importantly—our customers,” said Brent Becker, President and CEO of BALDWIN. “We see enormous potential for the Digital Ink System technology beyond the efficiencies already being realized by commercial and newspaper printers. With our new Vision Systems business segment in place, we plan to hit the ground running to deliver inventive new solutions and adaptations of proven technologies to new industries.”
For more information, please contact:
Craig Du Mez, Branding, PR & Communications, Baldwin Vision Systems: Craig.DuMez@baldwintech.com or
Clare Porter, Bespoke: Baldwin@bespoke.co.uk
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ABOUT BALDWIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY INC.
Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of innovative process-automation equipment, parts, service and consumables for the printing, packaging, textile, plastic film extrusion and corrugated industries. As a total solutions provider, Baldwin offers our customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, with a focus on improving the economic and environmental efficiency of production processes. Through a global footprint of 21 company-owned locations and an extensive network of partners, our customers are supported globally, regionally and locally by dedicated sales and service team members who add value by forming long-term relationships. Baldwin is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, visit baldwintech.com.
ABOUT BW FORSYTH PARTNERS
BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller’s unparalleled legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment, and professional services sectors. In each of our operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners deploys operational improvements and strategy development without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of their leadership teams. For more information, visit bwforsyth.com.