About us History


As independent software vendor (I.S.V.) Winking ensures continuity in a world of change. With Winking you have a reliable partner for long-term cooperation.

  • July 2023

    Winking starts development for Epson printers.

    Print&Share CQ on Epson printer

  • Winking Followin' logo

    01 March 2023

    Winking introduces Followin'

  • November 2020

    Winking introduces Print&Share CQ

    Print&Share CQ logo

  • April 2018

    The world's largest hospital, the Bilkent hospital in Ankara, a mega complex of 1.2 million sqm, uses print software from Winking bvba from Koekelare.

  • 07 March 2017

    Winking introduces Kyktir

    Winking Kyktir logo

  • 01 August 2016

    Winking distributes its Print&Share software now also via Ricoh Latin America in Latin America.

  • July 2016

    Winking is visiting Ricoh South Africa and meets the Ricoh team.

  • 25 years of Winking

    March 2016

    Winking bvba is a fixed value under the software producers.
    In March 2016, Winking bvba celebrated its Silver Jubilee.

    Few software companies can submit a course of 25 years.
    Winking-users know to appreciate the stability of their supplier. Also the rich functionality resulting from the years of experience is a reason why Winking bvba has loyal customers.

  • 22 December 2015

    Winking introduces File Processor

    Winking File Processor logo

  • Lange Max Museum

    24 October 2014

    Official opening of the Lange Max Museum with Minister-President of Flanders Geert Bourgeois.
    Winking was responsible for the software development of the brand new WW1 museum.

  • June 2014

    Ricoh Austria enables Print&Share on their website.

  • 01 December 2013

    Print&Share available on the websites of Ricoh United Kingdom and Ricoh Ireland.

  • Winking Ricoh South Africa

    23 October 2013

    Ricoh South Africa confirmed the commercialization of Print&Share during the signing ceremony of the economic mission to South Africa led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium.
    Gerdi Staelens (CEO Winking) and Richard Pinker (CEO Ricoh South Africa).

  • 23 October 2013

    Belgian economic mission to Angola and South Africa led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium.

    Winking South Africa

  • 16 October 2013

    Print&Share available on the website of Ricoh Sweden.

    27 August 2013

    Print&Share available on the website of Ricoh Portugal.

  • Winking 3D Printing

    August 2013

    First 3D Printer of municipality of Koekelare and surroundings at Winking.

  • 22 January 2013

    Print&Share available on the website of Ricoh Germany.

  • 08 August 2012

    Ricoh Germany launches Print&Share.

    12 June 2012

    Print&Share available on the website of Ricoh Russia.

  • 07 February 2012

    Print&Share launched at Ricoh Italy.

  • 16 January 2012

    Print&Share now also available at Ricoh Spain.

  • Winkin9

    14 December 2011

    Winking introducesWinkin' 9

  • 07 October 2011

    Ricoh Europe launches Print&Share in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

    Ricoh EMEA

  • 31 August 2011

    Ricoh Europe concludes an exclusive distribution agreement with Winking bvba for the intelligent printer driver.

  • August 2010

    Wouter Staelens joins the management of the company. The continuity for the large customer base is ensured.

  • 16 April 2010

    Ricoh Netherlands is exclusive distributor in Netherlands for Print&Share.

  • 23 September 2009

    Ricoh Belgium introduces Print&Share.

  • 20 July 2009

    Ricoh Belgium starts an exclusive distribution agreement with Winking bvba for OPTIsend Print.

  • 2008

    Gerdi Staelens on economic mission to Seattle and Vancouver led by HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium. Meeting with Steve Ballmer (CEO, Microsoft)

    Gerdi Staelens Koning Filip

  • 01 July 2008

    Winking achieves a Belgian patent for its work method.

  • April 2001

    Winkin' succeeds as first to show an invoice via a Smart tag in Microsoft Word. Along the internet our administrative application is addressed by means of a Smart Tag. This retrieves information from a SQL database and converts the data to an XML format. The returned information is then presented via a template in a Word document.

    Winking Microsoft Word Smart Tag

  • January 2000

    Launch of the Winkin' update subscription.

  • December 1999

    Winkin' 3.0 was sold in one year 1550 times.

  • December 1998

    Launch of Winkin' 3.0.
    This package is specifically launched for the introduction of the euro.

    Winkin' software

  • Winking


    Winkin' 2.0 Light was sold to more than 1,100 customers
    (Light was later introduced to the market).
    Winkin' 2.0 Professional was installed on more than 1,500 places.

  • January 1996

    Winking opts now to provide the dealer channel with its new product Winkin' 2.0.
    The end users buy via the dealers (leverage effect).

    Winkin' 2.0

  • Winkin' software


    Winkin' 1.0 Light came through the bundling technique in the hands of more than 20,000 people!!
    More than 13.000 registrations.
    Winkin' 1.0 Full was distributed to a 1.400 users.

  • 1993

    Winking opts for a different distribution method.
    Winkin' 1.0 Light via bundling with dealers.
    Winkin' 1.0 Full via distributor Computer 2000.

  • 1993

    Dutch VHS video cassette with manual of WinKing 1.0.
    With Friedl' Lesage (VRT, Radio 1) and Luc Brandt (Microsoft).

  • May 1992

    Winkin' 1.0, Belgian first administrative package for Windows officially presented to the press.
    (13 journalists + the presence of Microsoft).

  • September 1991

    Preview Winkin' 1.0 on Bureau 91.
    The first press article on Winkin' in Data News.

    Microsoft logo

  • October 1990

    Start of the development of Winkin'