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Print Industry Veterans Launch Vanguard Digital Printing Systems




Three veterans of the printing industry announce the formation of a new company created with a true customer focus at the forefront. Co-founded and launched by Dave Cich, Jim Case and Jim Peterson, Vanguard Digital Printing Systems ( is a continuation of the business principles they created at CET Color: build an adaptable, affordable, upgradeable printer backed by exceptional national service, while always striving to make the ownership experience for the customer positive and profitable.

Vanguard will have a hands-on management approach, a deep understanding of what is truly important to the customer, and the knowledge and experience to deliver an effective solution.

The flagship product in the Vanguard portfolio is the VR5D flatbed UV inkjet digital printer. The VR5D utilizes a CMYK plus white ink system with the latest Ricoh Gen 5 print heads and proprietary BandGUARD tm technology. BandGUARD tm Technology utilizes a symmetrical print head alignment (ymck-kcmy) to all but eliminate bi-directional banding. The VR5D can also be upgraded at customer sites with more print heads for increased speed and productivity. The flatbed is designed to accommodate a full range of rigid media to 49” x 99”, up to 4” thick, and comes standard with CureGUARD tm LED lights for adjustable curing to the most heat sensitive of substrates and StaticGUARD tm control for PVC and acrylics that hold a charge.

After years of building and delivering UV printers that have allowed their customers tremendous success and profitability, Jim, Dave and Jim saw an opportunity to improve upon what they started by creating a company that unapologetically brings to the marketplace an unprecedented customer focused philosophy with a uniquely innovative printer design.

“Vanguard Digital Printing Systems is a continuation of what I have done in my career. In 25 years I’ve learned that if you build a business focused on doing what is right for the customer above all else, while valuing your employees and suppliers, and being uncompromising in these values, success will follow for all involved,” said Dave Cich, co-founder, Vanguard Digital Printing Systems. “I cannot think of two other people as dedicated to this philosophy as Jim Peterson and Jim Case. We are proud to hit the ground running with the VR5D UV flatbed printing system and look forward to launching three more industry leading machines in 2016.”

About Vanguard Digital Printing Systems
VAN•GUARD /van•gärd/ (noun): “A group of people leading the way in new developments and ideas” is what we have always believed in. Now we are making that definition even more of a reality.


We have designed a fresh new product, have a strong belief in what we are doing and want to include as many people as we can to be part of our group and our growth.

With industry leading features and two different upgradeable printer platforms, your success with Vanguard Digital Printing Systems will be quickly realized.

We look forward to working with you and your team in developing a mutually beneficial long term relationship.

For more information, visit VDPS on the web at, or connect with us on social media:
Twitter: (@vanguarddps)



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