Initiative Online Print e.V. on the road to success

Essen, 26.02.2020 – Initiative Online Print (IOP), continues to grow. At the most recent meeting of members at Elanders in Waiblingen, two new members were welcomed into the circle of online printers. However, the now 37 members still only represent the tip of the iceberg, because online print has undoubtedly become mainstream in the industry by now.

New members for the IOP

At the most recent meeting, which took place on 4 February 2020 at Elanders in Waiblingen, two new members were again admitted: from Föhren and BVD from Liechtenstein.

As the winner of the coveted IOP award “Most Innovative Online Printer of the Year” at the Druck und Medien Award 2019, was able to score points at the presentation, in front of the 30 present of the, to date, still 35 member companies and was thus accepted into the initiative after a unanimous vote.

“We are very pleased to be able to exchange ideas with our online colleagues via the IOP in the future. At the same time, we are happy to contribute our experience from nine years of online printing and look forward to exciting discussions,” managing director Michael Wey comments on the admission to the IOP. has its headquarters not far from Trier. As a B2B online printing company, is one of the first in the industry to bring label printing into the digital age. Founded in 2011 by James Nilles and Michael Wey, the e-business specialises in high-quality adhesive roll labels produced in digital printing. Behind is a young team that focuses on lean workflows and efficient technology. For the technical implementation, a state-of-the-art machine park as well as a printing company team of more than 60 people are available.

bvd Druck also convinced the member companies present with a vivid company presentation and its innovative touch. “We are proud to a certain extent that we, as a small printing company, have been accepted into the circle of the IOP family. This shows that small companies with innovative approaches – like us with our product balleristo – can also find a place in an association like the IOP. Even the first contact with the members and the exchange was very exciting and we are looking forward to further meetings,” says BVD-Druck managing director Peter Göppel.

With balleristo, the Liechtenstein printing company has established an online shop that currently offers personalised printing of sports articles such as balls. The printing of three-dimensional objects is to be extended to other articles. managing director Michael Wey (left) and BVD-Druck managing director Peter Göppel.

Expert lecture on the topic “Liability case e-commerce – What CEOs have to consider in 2020”.

After the member companies were given an insight into the world of elanders, with its broad portfolio that includes print & packaging, print on demand and supply chain management, the afternoon was rounded off with a presentation by Sebastian Schulz, Härting Rechtsanwälte, on the topic of “Liability case e-commerce – what CEOs must consider in 2020”. This not only provided interesting and practical examples, but also a lot of food for thought for the member companies present.

IOP board and hosts (from left): Bernd Zipper, Sven Burkhard (elanders), Thomas Masselink and Wilhelm A. Soll.

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