Gandinnovations - 2/23/2009
Gandinnovations Expands Approved Vendor Program
Gandinnovations, a world leader in grand format digital printer has expanded its Approved Vendor Program
(AVP) and added Aurora Textiles to its impressive list of media partners with the qualification of 4 fabrics.
Gandinnovations recently approved the Aurora VC Cotton Canvas, Natural VC Poly Oxford and Upholstery
for the Aquajet and the AC Canvas for the Jeti UV Roll-to-Roll line. These materials can be used for tradeshow
graphics, outdoor displays, home furnishings, art reproductions, retail POP, and industrial applications.
"Our media partners must submit materials for testing on any of our full line of Jeti Printers. Testing is based on
multiple qualifications, such as color fastness, durability, adhesion and flexibility of the inks on the substrate
tested," says Tom Reilly, Vice President of Marketing for Gandinnovations. "We then give it a one-to-five star
rating, with five stars being the best possible output for the high standard we have set."
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. is one of the world leaders in the coating, dyeing, and finishing of both
woven and non-woven fabrics. For more than 100 years, Aurora has been an innovative worldwide provider
of textile solutions for a wide range of end uses and markets.
"We are excited to be working with such a forward thinking company as Gandinnovations and are already
looking ahead to having additional fabrics certified by them," says Mike Richardson, Director of Marketing,
Print Media for Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc.
Once approved as a media partner, Gandinnovations adds the vendor’s material specs to its “approved media”
link on its newly renovated website, helping its customers to reference materials that Gandinnovations™ has
previously qualified. Also, with the qualification of the 4 products, Aurora Textiles and Gandinnovations will
continue to work together to build on a successful partnership that will include partnering at upcoming
tradeshows and Gandinnovations state-of-the-art demo facility in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Gandinnovations - 2/10/2009
Gandinnovations Brings Intelligent Robotics to the Digital Industry
Production Line to Boost Output
Gandinnovations™, a world leader in grand format digital printer innovations brings robotic technology to the
grand format digital print world with the creation of its high-speed automatic loading robot, affectionately called
H.A.L. which stands for ‘High-speed Auto Loader’. H.A.L. was designed to work in synchronization with all Jeti
True flatbed digital printers to achieve maximum production efficiency.
"Robotics is a branch of engineering which involves the conception, design, manufacturing, and operation of
robots, what we’ve done is overlap this technology with electronic engineering and artificial intelligence to
produce the ultimate in productivity," says James Gandy, CEO at the company's Canadian-based manufacturing
facility. "H.A.L. allows customers to perform multiple roles with more speed, precision and agility than ever before.
They can now operate two machines at once, completing jobs faster and with more accuracy unsupervised."
Technology that continues to revolutionize the digital print industry
Designed to run 24/7, around the clock, H.A.L. will boost the production speed of any Jeti True Flatbed. It can
handle materials simultaneously on two Jeti Flatbed printers’ situated back to back using new configurable
technology and software that surpasses conventional automation or manual solutions. "H.A.L. will give our
customers the perfect solution for running total maximum production on up to two Jeti flatbed printers with minimal
effort," says Hary Gandy, Gandinnovations' President based out of corporate offices in San Antonio, Texas.
H.A.L.'s ‘magic eye’ – an intelligent camera station – evaluates the condition of material for damages and
pre-determines the position to ensure perfect loading every time. H.A.L. also scrutinizes the job for
contamination between the transfer head vacuum cups and material between pre-selected cycles.
H.A.L. is capable of handling thin, flexible or rigid, non-porous materials up to 10mm thick, of 4ft x 8ft (1.2mtr x
2.4mtr) and 5ft x 10ft (1.5mtr x 3mtr) sheet sizes with stack heights up to 0.50 inches (127cm) and operates
with a fully enclosed safety cell with safety interlocks. The standard print-to-print cycle is less than 60 seconds
when used in conjunction with high-speed print heads, reducing the number of print passes. H.A.L. further
eliminates the possibility of costly head strikes by detecting sheet corner damage up to .040 inches (1 cm), and
sheets with reasonably straight edges are repeatedly and accurately placed on the print bed within .040 inches
The software comes with an option to monitor print jetting after pre-selected cycles are complete. H.A.L. also
visually inspects the test pattern on the border to ensure minimal risk of producing scrap should print anomalies
occur, as well as contamination between transfer head vacuum cups and sheets following completion of
pre-selected cycles by visually inspecting the pick area.
Customers are able to extend production beyond normal work shift by running out sheet supply skid. Once the
job is complete H.A.L. unloads the print bed and places the finished job in an allocated area.
Gandinnovations - 2/2/2009
Gandinnovations Develops New Enhanced Support Programs
Gandinnovations, a world leader in grand format digital printer innovations introduces two Enhanced Support
Programs for their service portfolio. "We developed these programs to help our customers grow their skill sets
and business" says Hary Gandy, Gandinnovations' President based out of corporate offices in San Antonio,
Texas. Gandinnovations has manufacturing facilities in Canada and satellite offices in Mexico City, India, Dubai,
Hong Kong, Belgium, Iberia and South Africa.
"Our customers make a significant investment in grand format inkjet systems and we want to protect their
investments by ensuring that their printers are running at maximum potential," adds Gandy. "If our customers
fully understand the operation and maintenance of their new printer, they are more likely to avoid production
delays that could result in significant downtime and ineffective use. Our goal is to keep our customers in production
and avoid costly delays due to improper maintenance."
Gandinnovations already provides its customers with on-site technical support and training during the installation
of Jeti printers, but has added two enhanced maintenance and training programs. JETiWORX and JETI EDGE
add greater insight and take full advantage of the printers' capabilities. An annual discounted full service
maintenance agreement and a two-day preventive maintenance visit along with unlimited telephone support and
a 50 percent discount on print heads are some of the benefits of these new product offerings. Combine this with
regional service supervisors and the new programs are sure to be a hit with both new and existing customers.
"The ability to provide superior customer support programs and ongoing product development is a testament to
our long term commitment to our customers' business, "says James Gandy, CEO at the company's Canadian-
based manufacturing facility. "We want our customers to remain competitive in the market and we will continue
to bring new programs and technology to the market as we continue to look toward a bright future."
Gandinnovations' customer support programs are designed to enhance the production portfolio options of Jeti
"We have always believed that personal service is what sets our company apart from the competition and now,
more than ever, we want to help our customers make the most of the printers and accessories they've
purchased," conclude the Gandy brothers.
Gandinnovations - 1/12/2009
Avery Performance Guarantee Now Offered with Gandinnovation Printers
Gandinnovations has partnered with Avery Dennison Graphics to offer customers a full warranty on Avery’s
sign cut and digital graphic reflective vinyl and film products on the Jeti 3324 Solvent Printer.
Avery Dennison MPI Premium Reflective is a 5.5 millimeter, high gloss, and premium, retro reflective film that
meets or exceeds the applicable requirements of the Federal specification L-S 300C. Three year-rated reflective
products offer excellent choices for emergency vehicles and other safety applications as well as short term
signage that need high impact visibility. Seven year-rated products may be used for architectural and other
All materials have been tested and approved for use on the Jeti 3324 Solvent Roll-to-Roll. Unquestionably the
fastest 3.3m (10’10") meter grand-format printer on the market today, its 24 Spectra print heads provide true
600 dpi (1200 apparent) and 6 colors graphics.
Gandinnovations - 11/3/2008
Gandinnovations Wins Multiple Awards Plus SGIA Honors James
Gandy with 2008 DPI Innovator Award
Gandinnovations, SGIA '08 Platinum Sponsor and manufacturer of grand-format UV flatbeds, UV roll-to-roll
printers, solvent roll-to-roll printers and dye sublimation digital printers, secured its place as the leader in high
performance digital printing by sweeping product and partner awards.
One of the most noteworthy moments of the Expo came when industry expert James Gandy, president of
Gandinnovations, was honored for his contributions to the advancements in grand-format digital imaging as
recipient of the coveted 2008 Innovator Award. The DPI Innovator Award recognizes the creativity and
ingenuity of specialty imagers who have advanced the digital imaging industry and community through
Gandinnovations is without doubt the frontrunner in the grand format, high-resolution digital print industry.
The company sets high standards with its “all new” incredible line of user and eco-friendly Jeti Printers, built
with versatility and production power.
"We’ve been able to attract not only the best and the brightest, but a dedicated staff of engineers that
continuously improve on our products, and build extremely solid, durable and reliable printers," says James
Gandy, president of Gandinnovations.
Veterans of the Grand Format printing industry, James and his brother Hary Gandy, vice president of world-wide
sales for Gandinnovations, remain independent entrepreneurs and operate one of the last privately-owned
manufacturing companies in the business. The Gandy Brothers invest profits back into research and
"We not only have assembled a brilliant team, but we keep close watch on the industry and most importantly
listen to our customers," says Gandy. "This is a fast paced niche industry that requires flexibility and constant
improvements in hardware and software development to remain at the top.
Gandinnovations captures numerous accolades for Product of the Year
Not only did the company earn the most SGIA’s most prestigious honor, it also swept DPI Product of the Year
and Partner of the Year award categories.
Entries for the DPI Product of the Year competition were judged on the Expo show floor by a team of digital
imaging professionals. In the Output Device category, Gandinnovations was bestowed honors in the categories
of Grand Format (Solvent Ink) for its 3324 Solvent Roll-to-Roll; and in Textile for Gandinnovations Jeti Aquajet.
Entrants were required to submit a test print, produced from the nominated device. The image, designed by
SGIA, was intended to challenge the output device’s capabilities.
In addition to Product of the Year winners, Partner Awards were given to companies for RIP software and media
products used to create the winning prints. In the category of Output Devices, Gandinnovations received high
marks of distinction in Grand Format (Solvent Ink) and Textile: (RIP) for Gandisoft RIP Version, (Media) 3P Inkjet
Complete package of speed, quality and versatility
Gandinnovations hosted the largest and perhaps most visited booth at the SGIA ’08 Expo. Already creating
huge post-show buzz, Gandinnovations showcased a new range of grand format digital printers for soft signage,
outdoor and billboard applications that allow for a wide variety of commercial applications.
"Attendees just couldn’t wait to see our printers in action. They expect to see an incredible amount of
breakthrough imaging technologies and we delivered," says Hary Gandy. "Nothing is more impressive than
continuous live demonstrations to prove the reliability, production and performance quality of our printers."
The company unveiled the NanoJet UV True Flatbed digital printer, which uses the latest in digital print technology.
Specifically designed to print photo-realistic quality outputs, the NanoJet uses 24 Spectra high performance
print heads. Equipped with a silicon nozzle plate, the 15 picoliter head is specifically designed to deliver high
resolution droplets. Printing at speeds of 220sqft/hr (20.4sqm/hr) in Photo-Realistic mode with superb results,
the NanoJet has a print area of 4' x 8' and prints in 6 colors at 800dpi, using Gandinnovations UV-curable
branded inks. The NanoJet is a true winner for any printshop needing to output a high quality product. Perfect
for high quality display printing on variety any rigid any flexible substrates.
The Jeti 3324 Aquajet Direct-to-Fabric digital printer - the "European Digital Press" 2008 Award-winning unit -
consistently outperformed the competition with bold, vibrant, solid colors printing direct to all fabrics. For direct
color, printing to paper first is no longer necessary; the Aquajet offers a simple, single process, which enables
print shops to save time and money.
Key highlights included the Jeti3348 Jetspeed UV RTR, with its brand new 3-meter UV RTR digital printer,
which prints at lightning speeds of 2500 sqft/hr (230sqm/hr) in a 4-color configuration and features 48 Spectra
print heads. The new unit uses Gandinnovations' UV-curable branded inks on a variety of materials including
100% PE eco-friendly polyethylene and is well suited for all types of outdoor applications. The Jeti3348
Jetspeed UV RTR will also be available with a back-lit camera option enabling reverse printing of the material
and comes with perfect registration allowing brilliant backlit signage. The Jeti3348 Jetspeed UV RTR is the best
productive digital print solution for outdoor applications in speed and quality for billboards, backlit signage and
Gandinnovations also demonstrated its complete digital solution for screen printers and signage / display printers
with the high speed Jeti 3150 X-2 UV True Flatbed digital printer. Printing at speeds of up to 1400sqft/hr
(140sqm/hr) in billboard production mode, this unit uses 48 Spectra print heads. This true flatbed digital printer
has a print area of 1.5m x 3m equipped with a strong 3 zone sectional vacuum table, which holds virtually any
rigid substrate in place up to 5 cm (2") in thickness. The Jeti 3150 X-2 UV prints in 6 colors and uses the
company's 2008 award-winning white ink and clear varnish with outstanding quality and speed. Also the new
Cyclone UV Liquid Laminator which now gives our customers the ability to apply a super high gloss or matte
finish to their finished prints without waiting or losing any downtime. The Cyclone is compatible with Gandi
branded UV-curable inks, which are featured in all 4 of our Jeti Flatbed printers. The clear varnish is very
durable, scratch resistant and protects the finished print for outdoor use when applied on many substrates.
The Jeti 3324 Solvent RTR proved a workhorse for demonstrations throughout the show. This unit is
the best productive digital solution for billboards, building and vehicle wraps. Gandi branded solvent inks
carry the 3M Performance Guarantee.
Gandinnovations - 9/19/2008
GandiSoft… Making Printer Configuration, Job Setups and Printing
Easier Than Ever
New software increases output and quality….dramatically!
Gandinnovations, a world leader in grand format digital printer innovations is setting new standards for
productivity, color accuracy and image fidelity.
Gandinnovations will be showcasing a special presentation seminar in their booth at both the SGIA and
GraphExpo shows where customers will see this incredible new RIP software in action with the Jeti range
of digital printers.
Coming and experience a live demonstrations at these shows.
SGIA – Atlanta GA. Oct 15-18 at booth#1403
GraphExpo – Chicago IL. Oct 26-29 at booth#3825
The company enlisted ErgoSoft, a business renowned for bringing groundbreaking color management
solutions to the market, to create GandiSoft, a software program uniquely designed to meet the specific
requirements of all Jeti Printers and the production of large format graphics.
ErgoSoft has combined the best features of its two top selling software products into one superior program
available only through Gandinnovations.
“For those print shops that demand the highest quality output fast and efficiently, no other software can
compare,” says James Gandy, president in charge of manufacturing operations in Canada. “GandiSoft was
formulated specifically for Jeti Printers by ErgoSoft, and they’re the best in the business. What most printers
want is maximum throughput, prominent and distinct images, the most accurate color possible, and an
efficient and accurate job application system. GandiSoft was developed with the concerns of the print
shop owner in mind.”
“We’ve worked together for years, but solidified our relationship at DRUPA,” adds Andy Brunner, senior
product manager of ErgoSoft AG and project leader for GandiSoft. “The Gandy’s respond quickly to market
changes and wanted software that was cost effective and easy to use – one application, one trained
“We included optional features found in our most popular products and made them standard components
of GandiSoft. For example, the Hot Folder which automates workflow production; the I-Cut/contour cut
module; our award winning ColorGPS ICC Profiler; and multiple printer RIP queue are all included in the
package,” states Peter Supry, director of technical services for ErgoSoft U.S.
Sharply designed workflow
GandiSoft’s offers a powerful combination of technology. It is designed to work in concert with the Job
Client, RIP server and Print Queue to make job setup and output easier than ever. You can accomplish
all these tasks from one single window.
At the heart of GandiSoft is a sophisticated color rendering engine; an open color management system with
custom linearization and ink limiting capability, support for various spectrophotometers, and an integrated ICC
profiler, color GPS, all of which combine to provide unprecedented control over color accuracy and image
Standard options of GandiSoft include: sophisticated controls for shrinkage allowance and stretch
compensation; global color replacement; color books that provide for a series of industry standard and
custom spot colors; hot folder to automate the ripping and printing process; automated seam extension
for creating banner pockets; and an advanced contour cutting option that supports a die-cut workflow.
GandiSoft offers a tremendous span of output capabilities including the ability to increase the library of colors,
so the operator can see what it will look like on substrate prior to printing.
The high-end large format digital printer market is a fast paced “niche” industry that requires flexibility and
constant improvements in not only hardware, but also software development to remain at the top. At the
end of the day, print shop owners want to know: How quickly can you setup a job? How long does it take
to achieve the color quality you’re looking for? How fast can the files be ripped? How much time is really
spent on each job? GandiSoft is designed for maximum throughput to have a positive effect on the print
“Whether you are trying to win industry awards or win a new customer's business, it's hard to ignore superior
quality. We anticipate that GandiSoft will set the new standard for color accuracy and image fidelity, and will
quickly become the preferred RIP for all Jeti Printers,” adds Gandy. “The biggest difference users of
GandiSoft will realize is image quality and ease of use. The learning curve is short and the user interface is
extremely intuitive. It’s a natural experience, very similar to most desktop publishing applications.”
Come and experience a live demonstration at these shows.
SGIA – Atlanta GA. Oct 15-18
GraphExpo – Chicago IL. Oct 26-29
VISCOM Paris, France – Sept 24-26
VISCOM Madrid, Spain – Sept 24-26
VISCOM Milan, Italy – Nov 13-15
PrintWorld Toronto, Canada – Nov 22-24
FESPA Bangkok, Thailand – Nov 28-30
Gandinnovations - 8/22/2008
McRae Imaging Banks on Jeti Aquajet to Build its U.S-based Business
It took less than five minutes for Bob Murray, president and owner of McRae Imaging, to be sold on the Jeti
Aquajet 3324, Gandinnovations’ first non-heat press printer.
"For the past three years I’ve been traveling the world looking at Grand Format products by Dupont, Vutek,
Scitex, you name it; but none of them could meet my two basic requirements: 1) high photographic quality,
and 2). Eco-friendly production," says Murray.
“I’ve heard about Gandinnovations for several years; they have a tremendously good reputation within the
industry. As I watched their company grow, I was consistently impressed with their product range, and heard
only positive stories from those who used their products. So, I waited until the company produced a printer that
captured my interest. And, it finally arrived.
Nothing compares to the Jeti Aquajet 3324, nothing comes close. The output produces an unrivaled color
gamut, resolution, quality, plus it operates using water based ink,” Murray adds.
A Colorful Past and a Bright Future
Murray is at the helm of the world’s leading graphics and custom structures company, based in Mississauga,
Ontario. Its 20,000 square foot facility houses the latest in digital dye-sub printing equipment, an in-house finishing
department and a state of the art metal fabrication shop.
Murray purchased McRae Custom Color eleven years ago; the company then had a reputation as the best
shop in technical expertise for the production and reproduction of photo prints. But technology was impacting
the photo industry and Murray transitioned into digital imaging, dye sublimation and fabric technology. His
photographic background kept him on a quest to find water-based ink printing with photo realistic output.
“Digital printing has come a long way, and is moving toward photographic quality, it has changed the tradeshow
exhibit landscape. Fabric structures are now expected splashes of color on the show floor, and they’re known
for allowing designer imagination to stretch much further than spandex ever could.
Along with the technology that has made this possible, graphics companies are forced to evolve. We still
focus on printing solutions, but now offer aluminum structure, lights and fabrics, and constantly look toward the
future. This new machine from Gandinnovations will allow us to become more competitive, expanding McRae’s
event market, trade show and retail business.
We love a challenge. We continue to define industry standards in image clarity and consistency,” says Murray.
"The Jeti? Aquajet 3324 is a perfect marriage of conventional textile printing needs and innovative digital
convenience," states Eddie Carmara, Sales Manage for Gandinnovations?.
Sturdy Jeti? printer construction ensures maximum performance and reliability in a 24-7 production environment.
With the Jeti? Aquajet 3324 a textile print shop can meet its full potential of heavy production demands at a lower
cost while producing high quality images at greater speeds.
Typically the dye-sub process involves curing the fabric, followed by a print, transfer, and heat press run. The
Jeti? Aquajet 3324 saves time and resources through technology that cures the fabric on the machine, and
prints direct to fabric. It eliminates the transfer process, saving print shops time and money. All materials are
“At McRae, we don’t believe that we inherited the Earth from our parents; we believe that we are borrowing it
from our children. Environmental stewardship plays a roll in every aspect of our manufacturing process. We
recycle almost everything – transfer paper, fabric, plastic, aluminum and wooden pallets. We are also
committed to using environmentally friendly processes and supplies such as water-based inks
The Jeti? Aquajet is so eco-friendly, you smell the fresh air while you work. It’s a production workhorse,”
exclaims Murray. For more information on McRae Imaging visit the website at www.mcrae-imaging.com.
“The Aquajet 3324 opens up a new niche in an already exclusive market, creating sharper, more
effervescent colors and images than the industry has ever seen before,” adds Carmara.
The Jeti? Aquajet 3324 is unquestionably the fastest 3.3m (10’10”) meter grand-format digital printer designed
explicitly for the fabric and textile printing industry.
It can achieve speeds of 650 sqm/hr on a 4 pass mode, depending upon quality control for extra large
billboard size images.
We’ve added an advanced feature of 24 spectra heads to meet the high resolution needs of the printing
industry and maintained high-speed performance,” says Carmara.
“We will continue to place emphasis on perfecting technology. If it has our name on it, be assured that it is the
most advanced high-speed, high-resolution printer engineered at the lowest possible cost. Really, you have to
see it print to believe it. The combination of quality and speed is amazing!” concludes Carmara.
Gandinnovations - 7/31/2008
Jeti 1224 is Proven Workhorse
Burlington, Ontario - July 31, 2008 - As the Burlington-based FASTSIGNS Company embarks on its twelfth
year, the center plans to gain additional momentum within the market and attributes its future growth projections
to the purchase and installation of a Jeti 1224 True UV Flatbed printer from Gandinnovations. The Burlington-
based FASTSIGNS is the first within the network of more than 530 franchise centers worldwide to purchase
the Jeti 1224 UV printer and expect that others will soon follow.
The Burlington-based company has a solid reputation as a market leader and trendsetter. In 2007 the Burlington
FASTSIGNS center became the first ever Canadian FASTSIGNS to be inducted into the FASTSIGNS
International Pacesetters group, which signifies the top 20 highest achieving FASTSIGNS centers worldwide.
Frank Kent and his wife Mary opened the doors to their Burlington FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centre in
1996. Since then, the Kent’s and their family have spent every year working to develop and adapt their
business to meet the ever-changing needs of customers, while remaining current on the sign industry’s
rapidly evolving technologies and practices.
"The Jeti 1224 offers an unbeatable combination of print quality and speed within a very economical price
range," comments Frank Kent, president of Burlington FASTSIGNS.
With the ability to achieve a resolution of 1200 dpi, the Jeti 1224 UV printer produces high quality, photographic-
quality images and can print directly onto virtually any surface, faster and easier than any previous machine. In
addition to its superior print quality, color gamut and speed, the Jeti 1224 is designed for around-the-clock
production, allowing the centre to turn around high-volume orders more quickly than before.
"The sign climate is constantly changing, so we survey the market on an ongoing basis to stay knowledgeable
of the latest technologies and trends within the industry," adds Kent. "Deciding to invest in a new printer such
as this one took a lot of careful thought and research. The Jeti 1224 UV offered us the right combination of
durability, print quality and capacity that we required to meet the growing needs of our customers."
"The Jeti 1224 UV printer is an impressive addition to the Kent’s already high performance equipment lineup,"
said Jim Hunt, director of technical services at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "The new printer fits with the
hard work ethic of the Burlington FASTSIGNS team and has the potential to increase the centre’s capacity to
three times what it was before."
"Technology will come and go, but it is our loyal customer base that helps us continue in our success," says
Kent. "Moving forward our goal remains to provide everyone who passes through our doors with innovative,
cost-effective sign and graphic solutions."
The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed is a compact and economical flatbed specifically designed to give print shops
the versatility they need. The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed uses 24 Spectra print heads to produce high speed
graphics in 6 colors with 1200 dpi. The Jeti 1224 can achieve 40 sqm/hr (450 sqft/hr) in 6 pass production
mode. This true flatbed table using a linear motion to control movement ensures a perfect registration on rigid
and flexible materials every time.
The Jeti 1224 is designed for 24/7 productivity with a single operator intervention making easy loading and
unloading of large and heavy materials on the 4ft x 8ft print area. A strong vacuum table holds virtually any rigid
material in place up to 5 cm (2") in thickness. White ink and clear varnish mode; gives even more versatility.
Gandinnovations - 6/25/2008
Gandinnovations Signs Record Number of Contracts at drupa
ON, Canada - June 25, 2008 - The latest in Jeti digital printing technology from Gandinnovations proved to be
the industry showstoppers at drupa 2008. The Canadian based manufacturer of large-format digital printing
systems wrote record contracts over the course of the show. The overwhelming response to the NanoJet UV
True Flatbed digital printer, the new Jeti 3348 Jetspeed UV RTR digital printer and the award-winning Jeti 3324
Aquajet Direct-to-Fabric digital printer proves there is great need in the industry for high-quality, reasonably
priced wide-and large-format printing solutions.
"drupa helpped us expand the circle of potential users of our printing system from all branches of the printing
industry. Given the global economic climate, we were uncertain what customer behavior to expect. The
investment climate, however, was extremely good and far exceeded our expectations," says James Gandy,
chief executive and chairman of Gandinnovations.
"This was our first presentation at drupa. With contracts pending and an influx of orders continuing daily we
couldn’t be more pleased with the results," add Hardy Gandy, President world-wide sales for Gandinnovations.
"Our success proves that the digital printing industry continues to grow strongly."
Not only is drupa the world’s largest and most important trade show within the printing and media industry, its
the most important venue for new print techonolgies. Gandinnovations used the drupa platform to reveal its
new NanoJet UV True Flatbed digital printer, specifically designed to print photo-realistic quality outputs.
The NanoJet uses 24 Spectra high performance print heads. Equipped with a silicon nozzle plate, this 15
picoliter head is specifically designed to deliver high resolution droplets. Printing at speeds of 220sqft/hr
(20.4sqm/hr) in Photo-Realistic mode with superb results, the NanoJet has a print area of 4’ x 8’ and prints in
6 colors at 800dpi, using Gandinnovations UV-curable branded inks. The NanoJet is a true winner for any
print shop needing to output a high quality product. Perfect for high quality display printing on Glass, Acrylics,
Dibond, Aluminum, wood, steel, coroplast, formboard, styrene and much more.
Continous live demonstratons also proved a winning formula for Gandinnovations. The Jeti 3324 Aquajet
Direct-to-Fabric digital printer, European Digital Press 2008 Award-winning unit consistently outperformed the
competition bringing complex colors and images to life. This workhorse uses Gandinnovations formulated,
Waterbase Dye Dispersed Inks printing in 6 colors at 400dpi. The Jeti 3324 Aquajet Direct-to-Fabric digital
printer creates the ultimate colors that are brilliant, fade resistant, and literally burst to life from a full range of
fabrics - flag, banner, and textile materials.
Through application examples and demonstrations trade show visitors were shown how the new technologies
can be used for innovative print products and intelligent customer solutions.
Another new techonology by Gandinnovations fervently embraced is the Jeti 3348 UV RTR, its brand new
3-meter UV RTR digital printer which prints at lightning speeds of 2500 sqft/hr (230sqm/hr) in a 4-color
configuration and features 48 Spectra print heads. The new unit uses Gandinnovations’ UV-curable branded
inks on a variety of materials including 100 percent PE eco-friendly polyethylene and is well suited for all types
of outdoor applications. The Jeti3348 UV RTR will also be available with a back-lit camera option enabling
reverse printing of the material and comes with perfect registration allowing brilliant backlit signage. The
Jeti3348 UV RTR is the best productive digital print solution for outdoor applications in speed and quality
for billboards, backlit signage and building wraps.
Gandinnovations - 5/21/2008
Gandinnovations Reaches New Heights with the NanoJet at drupa 2008
Mississauga, ON, Canada - May 12, 2008 - Gandinnovations a world leader in grand format digital printer
innovations will launch its newest grand format UV digital printer at drupa. The NanoJet UV True Flatbed
digital printer will be on display on the Gandinnovations booth in Hall 5, Stand A23.
Photo-Realistic printing on the new Jeti
The Nanojet uses the latest in digital print technology and is specifically designed to print outstanding photo-
realistic quality outputs. Equipped with a silicon nozzle plate, the NanoJet uses 24 Spectra high performance
print heads. This 15 pico liter head is specifically designed to deliver high resolution droplets. Printing at speeds
of 220sqft/hr (20.4sqm/hr) in photo-realistic mode with superb results, the NanoJet has a print area of 4’ x 8’
and prints in 6 colors at 800dpi, using Gandinnovations UV-curable branded inks.
The strong vacuum table on the NanoJet holds virtually any rigid material in place up to 5 cm (2") in thickness
and the specially designed table uses a linear motion system to control movement, ensuring perfect registration
on rigid and flexible materials every time. Ideal for high quality display printing on Glass, Acrylics, Dibond,
Aluminum, Wood, Steel, Coroplast, Formboard and Styren, the NanoJet is a true winner for any printshop
needing to output photo-realistic quality products.
Be one of the first to see this high quality digital printer produce LIVE photo-realistic prints at the Gandinnovations
booth - Hall 5, Stand A23
Gandinnovations - 3/7/2008
Gandinnovations Appoints New COO
James Gandy, CEO and chairman, has announced that Terry Vandewarker has been appointed to the role of
chief operating officer for Gandinnovations. He brings to Gandy more than 20 years senior operational and
financial experience. He has worked within the digital graphic and printing industry with such companies as
Encad Inc. and Eastman Kodak.
Vandewarker was president and chief executive officer of Encad from July 2000 through January 2002 and
continued as president until July 2002 after the acquisition by Eastman Kodak. Prior to that Vandewarker was
Encad's vice president of operations and director of finance.
He began his career at Price Waterhouse and held senior leadership positions with Universal Television and
several public and private companies. He is a member of the board of directors of a public company and has
held board positions on several other companies. His extensive knowledge and experience within this role will
play a key part in the continuing success of Gandinnovations within the digital print industry.
Gandinnovations - 1/17/2008
Gandinnovations Creates a New Partnership in Brazil.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | January 17, 2008 - Gandinnovations a world leader in grand format digital printer
innovation, today announces another important relationship to add to its growing momentum. Gandinnovations
have partnered up with Brazil’s biggest distributor of visual communications products Serilon. Cristian Gonzalez
Sales Director of Latin America for Gandinnovations, is pleased to announce a partnership with Serilon to
distribute Gandinnovations line of award winning Jeti printers in Brazil.
Established in 1986, in the city of Londrina, Brazil, Serilon is recognized throughout the industry as Brazil’s
leading experts in visual communications products. The company has 25 business units located nationwide
and their ongoing success is down to the passion and relationships they have gained over the years with their
We are extremely excited to have appointed Serilon to present and support our grand format digital printer
product range in Brazil. Serilon's proven track record as print engineers, together with their experience and
knowledge of wide format digital imaging, makes them a perfect partner for Gandinnovations in Brazil and we
look forward to working with them". Say's Hary Gandy, President of Gandinnovations.
Gandinnovations continues to experience rapid growth with sales revenue growing at a rate of 50% year on
year since 2004. Currently the group has 350 employees supporting an installed base of over 1,000 Jeti printers
with a distributor network of over 40 resellers operating around the globe.
Gandinnovations - 1/2/2008
Gandinnovations Launches Next Generation of Premium UV Inks
Gandinnovations has launched a new range of Jeti Premium UV-curable Inks. These specially formulated inks
have been developed and manufactured by Gandinnovations, in collaboration with its OEM partners worldwide,
for use in our famous Jeti Flatbed Series Printers. The new UV-curable inks exhibit excellent flexibility and superior
adhesion to polymeric substrates like acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), coroplast, polycarbonate, polystyrene,
different grades of PVC, polyolefins, polyesters and many others. These new UV inks will guarantee the customer's
finished printed product, whether it is on roll stock or rigid substrate, does not peel, flake or chip when cut on any
automated dye cutter or router machine.
These new Premium UV-curable inks are a unique 100 percent solvent-free formulation using only the safest
radiation curable raw materials that does not result in the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). This
makes them both safe to use and environmentally friendly reducing worker exposure to hazardous substances
and environmental pollution.
The Jeti Premium UV-curable Inks are manufactured using only the most lightfast pigments such as those used
in the automotive industry, which make the inks suitable for use on outdoor displays such as billboards,
automotive decorations and vehicle wraps. These new Premium UV-curable Ink sets also yield a wider color
gamut which includes white and clear for unique applications, The printed finished colors are more vibrant and
sharp, this will give the customer more flexibility with their color range ensuring they can hit the benchmark color
Gandinnovations - 1/2/2008
Sunrise Hitek Adds Jeti Printer
Gandinnovations has announced that Sunrise Hitek Service Inc. in Chicago, IL has installed a Jeti 1224 UV
Flatbed digital printer to help with the growing demand which Sunrise are currently experiencing though their
business. The company was originally established in 1988 as Ark Printing. Although they moved to offset
printing, it was a move to an all-digital format, which was in keeping with their all-digital workflow. It was natural
for Sunrise to promote short-run, on-demand printing to their existing customers, as they were already familiar
with Sunrise's expertise in handling their customers existing prepress needs. The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed
will give Sunrise that extra leading edge for new and existing customers.
Gandinnovations - 8/24/2007
Gandinnovations’ debuts its Jeti 3148 UV Flatbed Printer Featuring 48
Spectra High Performance Print Heads
San Antonio, TX (August 24, 2007) - Gandinnovations will demonstrate three of the company’s most powerful,
top-selling Jeti Printers and accessories on the market today at the Graph Expo, September 9 - 12, McCormick
Place South, Chicago, booth # 4474.
"Gandinnovations’ is selling one UV Jeti Printer every week, which is as fast as they can currently manufacture
them. The growing line consistently earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The Jeti
1224, 3148, and 2048 UV Flatbeds have all fared well in industry reviews earning high scores for the printers,
tech support and the Gandy company overall.
The Jeti 3148 UV Flatbed Printer featuring 48 Spectra High Performance print heads and a 5’ x 10’ (1.52 x
3.04 meter) printing area makes its debut at Graph Expo. The 48 heads allows for ink designation of 8 heads
per color allowing 6 color combinations and can achieve printing speeds of 45 sqm/hr (500 sqft/hr) in production
mode. The flatbed table, using linear motion to control movement, ensures perfect registration every time on rigid
and flexible materials. Gandinnovations chose the 48 head design to give shops even more production options
through a commitment to speed.
The Jeti 3148 UV Flatbed Printer table has a 3 zone vacuum controlled system which eliminates any masking
or area covering when printing. The pin registration system allow for fast and accurate substrate loading and
unloading; this can preformed by one person due to the print area being very accessible on the flatbed table.
A strong vacuum table holds virtually any rigid material in place up to 5 cm (2") in thickness. The 1200 dpi
Jeti 3148 is available immediately worldwide.
Gandinnovations’ latest Graphic User Interface (GUI) allows the operator to quickly and easily, drag and drop,
manipulate and manage all artwork files. It’s clean and clear interface makes working a breeze.
"The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed, also on display, is a compact and economical flatbed specifically designed to
give print shops the flexibility they need," says Hary Gandy, president of Worldwide Sales for Gandinnovations.
The Jeti 1224 uses 24 Spectra print heads to produce high speed graphics in 6 colors, up to 1200 dpi, it achieves
25 sqm/hr (250 sqft/hr) in best quality mode.
A true flatbed table using linear motion to control movement ensures perfect registration on rigid and flexible
materials. The 4ft x 8ft print area allows easy loading and unloading of large and heavy material which can be
performed by one person.
The Jeti® Printer 3324 Solvent RTR featuring 24 Spectra heads can produce at speeds between 75 and 93
square meters an hour (700 and 1,000 square feet an hour), depending on the quality needed for extra large
images such as building wraps.
A software upgrade on the Jeti® 3324 Solvent RTR can detect if any individual nozzle may be misfiring. It
automatically compensates the saturation, safe-guarding the image output. This safe-proof technology is the
first of its kind in the Grand Format arena.
A modular back-lit camera option gives printers the ability to print on both sides of material such as reinforced
vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, canvas, fabrics, mesh and paper.
White and Clear Varnish are now standard options on all Jeti Flatbed Printers. Now print shops around the
world can print with the 6 color option and switch to white or clear varnish without losing quality and time.
The Flexform UV Inks also will also be showcased. Gandinnovations formulated Flexform UV Inks for producing
vacuum-formable images. In the past, stretching substrates caused the inks "pull apart, but now due to new
technology and the consistency of Flexform UV Inks, printed images can withstand not only stretching, but the
high heat necessary to produce high-quality end results.
Human Eyes Technology will also be in the Gandinnovations booth at Graph Expo to showcase their latest
software for 3-D lenticular printing. Gandinnovations has been recognized throughout the recent tradeshows
for their live 3-D printing on lenticular material.
Many Jeti Printers produce at speeds far outmatching anything else on the market, making it possible for high
quantity production with multiple image changes, giving printers the ability to turn around normally higher-cost
projects at traditional screen printing and conventional printing press prices.
Gandinnovations will be showcasing its hottest selling printers and accessories on the market today, visit them in
Chicago, IL, September 9 - 12, at the Graph Expo, booth #4474.
Gandinnovations - 4/26/2007
Gandinnovations Debuts Jeti 1224 4ft x 8ft Printing Table
San Antonio, TX (April 26, 2007) Gandinnovations has officially released its new economical Jeti 1224 True UV
Flatbed printer to world-wide sales after its successful debut at the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
The new Jeti 1224 features a 4ft x 8ft bed that is purposely designed for North American standard rigid material
sizes. The Jeti 1224 will also have a standard safety hood that raises and lowers automatically and covers the
full printing area for ventilation purposes.
"Gandinnovations’ new Jeti 1224 is a compact and economical flatbed specifically designed to give print shops
the versatility they need," says Hary Gandy, president of worldwide sales for Gandinnovations.
The Jeti 1224 UV True Flatbed uses 24 Spectra print heads to produce high speed graphics in 6 colors, with
1200 dpi to achieve 40 sqm/hr (450 sqft/hr) in best quality mode.
A true flatbed table, using linear motion to control movement, ensures perfect registration on rigid and flexible
materials. The 4ft x 8ft print area allows easy loading and unloading of large and heavy material and can be
performed by one person. A strong vacuum table holds virtually any material in place and the head carriage
height can be adjusted from the software interface for rigid materials up to 5 cm (2") in thickness. "We haven’t
lost the high speed print modes, we just added an advanced feature of 24 spectra heads to meet the high
resolution needs of the printing industry," says Gandy.
Customers have a choice of highest resolution at 1200 DPI, 600 DPI or 300 DPI, depending on the on the
quality and speed they want to achieve. Gandinnovations offers three types of Spectra printheads to achieve
these resolutions. Ultra-precise mechanics allow for easy repeatability for jobs like double strike backlit or super
accurate double sided jobs.
"We continue to place emphasis on introducing printers with higher resolution, without losing speed,
encompassed with better engineering features and lower cost. You have to see it print to believe it. The
combination of quality and speed is amazing!" adds Gandy. New to the Jeti Flatbed line is the availability of
FlexForm UV Inks to produce vacuum formable images. The Jeti Flatbeds use FlexForm UV Inks and are able
to print on materials such as acrylic then formed within minutes.
White and clear varnish are still options on all the Jeti Flatbeds. Jeti owners can print with the 6 color option and
switch to white or clear varnish without losing quality and time.
The Jeti 1224 with 6 colors, 1200 dpi prints not only on rigid materials such as acrylics, corrugated board,
lenticular, wall murals, poster board, tile, drywall, blinds and glass but other materials like fabrics, vinyl and
many other plastic films. The advanced inking system along with the environmentally friendly, non corrosive
UV Inks, results in an extremely reliable, virtually no maintenance machine designed to print on almost any
substrate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Gandinnovations also offers different RIP choices to customers upon purchase. Onyx, Caldera and Wasatch
are available depending on the demand of the workflow.
Gandinnovations - 9/6/2006
Gandinnovations has Big Plans for the new 5 Meter UV Roll to Roll
San Antonio, TX - Gandinnovations is introducing the new Jeti 5024 UV Roll To Roll 5.1 meter wide
(16.8 feet) grand-format printer in August to world-wide customers due to the immense popularity of the Jeti 3324
"Since some print shops need even more production from a grand-format printer, we wanted to give them what
they want," says Hary Gandy, CEO of World-wide sales for Gandinnovations.
"The Jeti 5024 UVRTR is designed for speed, and we feel that we have achieved our goal."
The head carriage hosts 24 Spectra print heads, while ink designation is 4 heads per color allowing for 6 color
combinations. The Jeti® 5024 UVRTR will feature resolution up to 1200 dpi. This newest option available on all
Jeti UV curable grand-format printers is now available world wide.
The Jeti® 5024 UVRTR is designed to print on media types such as reinforced vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl,
canvas, fabrics, mesh and paper.
The Jeti® 5024 UVRTR, as with all Jeti models, will be available in 300 dpi, 600 dpi, and now true 1200 dpi format
options, while maintaining true production of a grand-format printer. "The true 600 dpi option has been wildly
popular with our customers," says Gandy. "I am glad we are able to offer a 600 dpi option and now a true 1200
dpi option on all Jeti UV models. This really seems to be direction the grand-format industry is heading, I am glad
we could lead the way."
The new newest addition to the Gandinnovations product line will continue to treat operators with the easy-to-use
computer interface. All images ripped to the printer appear as thumbnails. Operators can then drag and drop the
files to the layout page where they can rotate, flip, scale, and even collage as many files as they like. The Jeti
5024 UVRTR is planning to make its debut at one of the many upcoming tradeshows in which Gandinnovations
will be exhibiting.
The highly specialized Jeti printers are manufactured at Gandinnovations 115,000 square-foot plant in Toronto,
Canada. The worldwide sales and service operation is based out of San Antonio, Texas with satellite offices in
Mexico, India, United Arab Emirates and Belgium. Since the debut of a 3.3 meter-wide model in November 2002,
more than 600 Jeti printers have been sold worldwide at cost ranging from $125,000 to $375,000 per printer.
Many Jeti printers produce output at speeds far outmatching any other printer on the market, making it possible
for high-quantity production with multiple image changes. This gives Jeti printers the ability to turn around typically
high-cost projects into traditional screen printing and conventional printing press prices.
Gandinnovations - 8/2/2006
Source One Digital Installs Third Jeti with Backlit Camera
San Antonio, TX (July, 2006) Gandinnovations is pleased to announce the installation of the Jeti 3318 solvent
printer with back-lit camera option. Muskegon, MI based Source One Digital purchased their third Gandinnovations
Jeti due to the shops demand of more output for their clients.
The July installation was completed in one day and will give Source One Digital even more versatility along with
their Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed and Jeti 3312.
"We were really satisfied with our other Gandinnovations grand-format printers and didn’t hesitate on purchasing
out third one," says owner Randy Crow. Source One Digital is listed among the top 20 sign shops in the USA in
most major publications and feels the Jeti 3318 with backlit camera option will help their business grow.
"We decided to make the move to purchase the Jeti 3318 since we have grown so much over the past year,
we just couldn’t keep up with the demand of our clients," says Crow.
Source One Digital specializes in banners, vehicle wraps and tradeshow graphics. But with the Jeti 3318,
Source One Digital will expand their portfolio into backlit illuminated signage and all grand-format applications.
"Not only will we be able to increase our productivity, but we will be able to create some great double-sided
output through the use of the back-lit camera," says Crow. "We have the only machine that is 100 percent
digitally controlled through the software."
The back-lit camera is a factory option with the purchase of a new Jeti 3312, 3318 and 5000 grand-format
The back-lit camera is ground-breaking double-sided printing technology that uses an electronically enhanced
camera and video capture board to obtain a perfect match front and back.
The software automatically registers print targets, so that when the substrate material is reversed, the camera
(attached to the print heads) tracks the image from the reversed side by calibrating with image targets. This
ensures the perfect alignment and compatible color profiles that are not available anywhere else in the market.
Gandinnovations - 8/1/2006
Gandinnovations Offers More
San Antonio, TX (August, 2006) - Gandinnovations has recently completed its higher resolution research and
development on the Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed and Jeti 3324 UV Roll To Roll model printers. Recently, Gandinnovations
has offered a true 600 dpi resolution upgrade on all Jeti models, now with further R&D, Gandinnovations will
offer a true 1200 dpi solution for all their Jeti 3150 Flatbed and Jeti 3324 UV curable printer models.
"We knew that we had a breakthrough with the true 600 dpi resolution, but now I know print shops around the
world are going to go crazy for a true 1200 dpi grand-format printer," says Hary Gandy, CEO of world-wide sales.
The Jeti? 3150 Flatbed and Jeti 3324 UV series of printers will appeal to customers due to faster speeds and
lower ink cost than the traditional high-resolution machines.
Gandinnovations began using 80 Pico liter (300 dpi) Spectra print heads offering true 300 dpi quality, and since
has offered 50 (600 dpi) Pico liter heads and still offers the options to customers. Now the company will give their
customers a taste of the highest quality offered on the market today, 1200 dpi. Customers will have their choice
on which resolution is the best fit for their business. The new 1200 dpi option will not increase the price of the
Gandinnovations printers, but give sign shops around the world a better selection. All Gandinnovations series of
solvent printers offer up to 600 dpi.
"I kept telling everyone that we give our customers what they ask for. Well, I stick to my word. The 1200 dpi
UV 3150 Flatbed and Jeti 3324 Jeti series really blows people away in production mode, not to mention best
mode," Gandy continues.
Gandinnovations claims this is unquestionably the best quality of any UV printer in the grand-format market.
The Jeti 1200 dpi 3150 Flatbed and Jeti 3324 UV is available immediately to world-wide customers and will be
showcased at every upcoming tradeshow that Gandinnovations exhibits. Expect the Jeti 1200 dpi 3150 Flatbed
and Jeti 3324 UV to stop the show at SGIA 2006 in Las Vegas, NV in booth #700.
Gandinnovations - 7/13/2006
Jeti Liquid Laminate adds Life, Vibrancy to Signs
San Antonio, TX (July 2006) - Gandinnovations, the company that revolutionized the grand-format printing -industry
with the launch of the Jeti printer line in 2002, is about to shake-up the world of printing yet again with an invisible product.
The company recently started manufacturing the Jeti Liquid Laminate, a clear coating of protection made especially
for grand-format signs such as POP displays, car wraps and oversized banners.
"The No. 1 advantage with the Jeti Liquid Laminate is that it imparts gloss and shine and good scratch protection
to the image," said Clem Sison, General Manager of the Gandinnovations Ink Division in Long Island, N.Y. "In
addition, we have a version of the clear coat and laminate formulated with UV and fade resistance inhibitors.
That means an image that normally would last a couple of years outdoors might last seven-to-10 years,
depending on the thickness of the clear coat."
Resistance to scratches, chemicals, fade and pollution are among the high levels of protection that the Jeti Liquid
Laminate provides. It’s also very easy to use, and can be applied with a simple sponge brush, can be sprayed
on or applied using a liquid laminator. The clear coat dries to the touch in minutes, and is totally cured after just
Gandinnovations created the product to be environmentally friendly. The Jeti Liquid Laminate is a water-based,
water soluble non-hazardous air pollutant (non-HAP) product that does not have any volatile organic compounds
For all the clear coat offers, it is very cost effective compared to similar products in the industry. A gallon covers
anywhere form 600 square-feet to 1,100 square-feet of sign space, depending on the material and thickness
of the coat.
Sison says the clear coat is proving popular because it adds life and vibrancy to signs. Printers say their customers
want the often-pricey grand-format signs to last, so having the option of adding years to the product with the
use of the Gandinnovations clear coat is attractive to sign shops.
"We even have a version of the clear coat that could be used as a primer for images on glass and ceramic tiles,
which is a very difficult application for printers, that scratch resistance, chlorine resistance and face resistance,"
Sison said. "We are working with an architectural firm that has a customer in Asia who’s requested a special
design for the bottom of a salt water aquarium. Our liquid laminate is resistant to salt water and ultraviolet light.
This new coating can now create vivid and protected images on tiles, done digitally and protected with clear
coat as a primer."
"Another version of the clear coat works well with images printed on leather products such as purses, boots,
jackets and hats," Sison said. "It protects the leather and the image doesn’t fade or wash out. At the same time,
the coating doesn’t make the leather rigid; it remains flexible. One advantage is that we have ability to customize
our coating depending upon the customer’s requirements."
Electric signs, which usually are subject to harsh outdoor elements, also benefit greatly from use of the Jeti Liquid
Laminate. "That’s going to be a big application for this product."
Sison says he’s been fielding orders from all over the globe for the Jeti Liquid Laminate. Although the product was
engineered to work best with grand-format signs created using the Jeti Printer, the clear coat works just as well
with signs created on other printers.
The first Jeti Printer, a 3.3-meter version, rolled off the Gandinnovations line in 2002. Since then, Gandinnovations
has unveiled other versions, including UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printers. The growing line consistently earns the
highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.
Many Jeti Printers produce at speeds far outmatching anything else on the market, making it possible for high
quantity production with multiple image changes, giving printers the ability to turn around normally higher-cost
projects at traditional screen printing and conventional printing press prices.
The highly specialized Jeti Printers are manufactured at Gandinnovations 120,000 square-foot plant in Toronto,
Canada. The worldwide sales and service operation also is based out of Canada with satellite offices in San
Antonio, Texas, Mexico, India, United Arab Emirates and Belgium. In an industry where fewer than five companies
on the planet produce similar printers, that is a stunning business accomplishment, placing Gandinnovations at
the top of a specialized field of printer manufacturers.
Gandinnovations has a range of grand-format printers designed to meet the needs of the industry, including true
600 dpi, UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printers, three and five-meter solvent printers, solvent printers using 12 or 18
Spectra print heads and offering many technological advantages, including an automated head wiping system,
and high definition back-lit camera.
Gandinnovations - 5/25/2006
Gandinnovation’s Declares Success in Amsterdam and Plans for the
San Antonio, TX (May 25, 2006) - Gandinnovations has declared another successful show, this time in
Amsterdam showcasing their new Jeti 3324 UV Roll To Roll to hundreds of attendees at the ever popular FESPA.
Along with the new Jeti 3324 UVRTR, Gandinnovations demonstrated their Jeti 3318 with backlit camera
option and the Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed, known around the industry as "The Workhorse." This nickname, given
by onlookers throughout the three day show, was issued based on the Jeti’s ability to print nonstop throughout
each day without any banding, stoppage or general problems. All Jeti printers were producing vibrant output at
the new 600 dpi resolution, a new option on all Jeti grand-format printers.
The Jeti 3318 features technological enhancements such as a software upgrade which can detect if any
individual nozzle may be misfiring. The software will automatically compensate the saturation, safe-guarding
the image output. This safe-proof technology is the first of its kind in the grand-format arena.
The newest addition to Gandinnovations product line, the Jeti 3324 UVRTR, is already in demand. Featuring
24 Spectra print heads the 6 color grand-format printer will give print shops around the world the ability to print
at blazing speeds. The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR print speed is 650 sq. ft/hr (60 sq. meter/hr) in best mode and
1050 sq. ft/hr (98 sq. meter/hr) in production mode with 300 dpi. With the 600 dpi option print speeds will
begin at 350 sq. ft/hr (33 sq. meter/hr) in best mode and 650 sq. ft/hr (60 sq. meter/hr) in production mode.
The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR is designed to print on media types such as frontlit, backlit, adhesive vinyl and virtually
any rolled substrates.
Even with the introduction of the Jeti 3324 UVRTR, the Gandinnovations Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed still maintained
its superstar status drawing crowds that stopped the isles. The Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed is well-known throughout
the industry because of its ability to print on rigid substrates with easy loading and unloading capabilities at
The Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed incorporates 24 Spectra print heads with 600 dpi resolution which produces quality,
high-speed graphics. Along with many more features that give unsurpassed flexibility and quality, the Jeti 3150’s
clear varnish and white ink option give it unquestionable versatility which makes it the talk of all the trade shows.
Upcoming plans for Gandinnovations includes exhibiting at the NBM Sign Business and Digital Graphics show
in Long Beach, CA, July 20-22. In booth # 152 Gandinnovations will showcase the Jeti 3318 with backlit
Gandinnovations - 5/8/2006
Jeti Scores BIG With Vibrant Banners For Dallas’ NBA, NHL Teams
San Antonio, TX (May 2006) - Before the Dallas Mavericks tipped off or the first punch was thrown in the Dallas
Stars playoff runs, fans got their first taste of playoff fever outside the American Airlines Center.
Hanging at the front of the home of Dallas’ NBA and NHL teams were three large, full-color banners proudly
announcing "It’s Playoff Time." The signature green of the Stars and blue of the Mavericks, team logos and
pictures of the Stanley Cup trophy and NBA championship trophy adorned the most dramatic of the three, a
118-foot wide banner draping the entrance to the American Airlines Center. The other two bore sharp, larger-
than-life images of superstar players standing at an eye-popping 65 feet tall.
"Inkjet International completed the banners in just three days specifically for the playoff runs of both Dallas pro
sports franchises using the Jeti? 5000 grand-format printer manufactured and sold by Gandinnovations."
"The customer was thrilled, describing the job as amazing, beautiful work," said Alok Sarna, Vice President of
Sales and Operations for Inkjet International, a leading manufacturer of digital print solutions for indoor and
outdoor display, including billboards, window graphics and backlit signage.
"There’s a lot of detail in the graphics. When it comes to that, the Jeti really shines in terms of the images. It
adds real vibrancy to the images."
"Inkjet International officials are so pleased with the performance they are purchasing two additional Jeti
printers from Gandinnovations." This time Inkjet International will be getting two of the wildly popular Jeti 3318
scheduled to be installed this summer.
"The customers are really seeing the difference, and that’s what’s important for us right now," Sarna said.
"Otherwise, a banner is a banner is a banner. What we’re trying to do is showcase the different resolutions, the
different level of vibrancy you get with the colors on the Jeti Printer. We have to sell the difference and superior
Buzz in the grand-format industry about Jeti® Printers has been building ever since Gandinnovations unveiled
the first 3.3-meter version in November 2002. The growing line consistently earns the highest customer
satisfaction ratings in the industry.
The Jeti 5000 creates rich, vibrant 6-color images at up to 600 dpi quality on a variety of materials including
reinforced vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, mesh, paper, fabrics and canvas. The 18 Spectra print heads make
the Jeti 5000 the fastest 5-meter printer on the market today.
Sarna said the Jeti printers are a good fit for Inkjet International’s business philosophy. "Not everyone wants a
bare bones product. They want extra value," he said. "We know we can compete for customers who want low
-priced, acceptable resolution images, but when you have clients such as Frito Lay, who want high quality
associated with their name, you have to be able to produce sharp, crisp and impressive displays. The Jeti printers
allow us to do that in a way that distinguishes our work in the market."
The highly specialized Jeti® printers are manufactured at Gandinnovations' 120,000 square-foot plant in Toronto,
Canada. The worldwide sales and service operation is based out of San Antonio, Texas, with satellite offices in
Canada, Mexico, India, United Arab Emirates and Belgium.
Gandinnovations has a range of grand-format printers designed to meet the needs of the industry, including
true 600 dpi in all printers including the UV flatbed and roll-to-roll printers, three and five-meter solvent printers,
using 12 or 18 Spectra print heads which offer many technological advantages, including an automated head
wiping system, and high definition back-lit camera. Hundreds of Jeti printers have been sold worldwide at costs
ranging from $150,000 to $450,000 per printer.
Gandinnovations - 10/11/2005
Gandinnovations Achieves True 600 DPI
San Antonio, TX (October 11, 2005) Gandinnovations has recently completed its higher resolution research and
development on the Jeti 3m, 5m and UV Flatbed model printers. This latest technology from Gandinnovations
offers a true 400 dpi or 600 dpi output for each model. "Now the output from the Jeti will produce even sharper
images and will compete with the traditional higher resolution inkjet printers," according to Hary Gandy, CEO of
world-wide sales. Gandy adds that the Jeti series of printers output have faster speeds and lower ink cost than
the traditional high resolution machines.
Gandinnovations is currently using 80 Pico liter Spectra print heads offering true 300 dpi quality. Now, with no
additional cost to the customer, Gandinnovations will offer on any new Jeti printer the option of getting a 50
(true 400 dpi) or 30 (600 dpi) Pico liter head. Thus, the apparent result from the 6 color Jeti? printers will be 800
or 1200 dpi respectively.
"We are really excited about the about the quality we can achieve," Gandy continues. "Right now we can offer
our customers who buy a new Jeti printer the true 400 or 600 dpi option immediately, without any price increase.
Once again we have listened to our clients’ needs and have responded."
Gandinnovations - 10/11/2005
White Ink White Hot in Germany
San Antonio, TX (October 11, 2005) Gandinnovations has completed its research and development of their
new white ink and clear varnish applied with the Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed at Viscom in Düsseldorf, Germany.
"We feel that Viscom was the right place to give our overseas customers a first look of our new white ink
and clear varnish," says Hary Gandy, Gandinnovation’s CEO of worldwide sales. White ink is applied under or
on top of the image during the printing process and is used to give the Jeti 3150 another dimension.
"White ink has been one of the big talks of 2005, and Gandinnovations feels that they can offer their customers
the quality they seek to provide their end users with a superior product. Clear varnish, used to make the colors
more brilliant, is applied to the image after is printing is completed. It can be applied onto the entire image or just
certain area, highlighting what the advertiser want their customers to see," says Gandy. "We really think our Jeti
users will be able to find a use for the clear varnish with every project they complete."
The clear varnish not only highlights an image, but offers protection from the elements offering Jeti users a
cheaper alternative to lamination. Along with the Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed, Gandinnovations showcased Jeti 5000,
five meter solvent printer, and the Jeti 3318 with modular backlit camera unit used printing backlit with perfect
dot placement. The Jeti 3312 dye-sub was also on hand with its direct to flag material capabilities.
Gandinnovations - 9/28/2005
Gandinnovations to Showcase Printers at Graphics Canada
San Antonio, TX (September 28, 2005) Gandinnovations will showcase two of their Jeti printers at Graphics
Canada in Toronto, Nov. 10-12 located at booth #1250.
One of the printers that will be hosting demonstrations is the newest addition to the Gandinnovations line, the
Jeti 3318. The Jeti 3318 features technological enhancements such as a software upgrade which can detect
if any individual nozzle may be misfiring. The software will automatically compensate the saturation, safe-
guarding the image output. This safe-proof technology is the first of its kind in the grand-format arena.
Along with the Jeti 3318, Gandinnovations will also exhibit the Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed for printing on rigid
substrates with easy loading and unloading capabilities.
The Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed incorporates 24 Spectra print heads with 600 dpi which produces quality, high-
speed graphics. Along with many more features that give unsurpassed flexibility and quality, the Jeti 3150’s
unquestionable versatility will make it the talk of Graphics Canada.
Gandinnovations - 9/20/2005
Gandinnovation’s "Workhorses" Please the Crowd in Chicago
San Antonio, TX (September 20, 2005) Gandinnovations showcased almost their entire line of Jeti printers at
Print’05 in Chicago, earning them the nickname "the Workhorses of the industry". This new nickname, given
by onlookers throughout the week long show, was issued based on the Jeti’s ability to print nonstop throughout
each day without any banding, stoppage or general problems.
Among the "Workhorses" demonstrated throughout the entire show was the newest addition to the
Gandinnovations line, the Jeti 3318. The Jeti 3318 features technological enhancements such as a software
upgrade which can detect if any individual nozzle may be misfiring. The software will automatically compensate
the saturation, safe-guarding the image output. This safe-proof technology is the first of its kind in the grand-format
Along with the Jeti 3318, Gandinnovations also exhibited the Jeti 3312 DS for dye-sublimation printing directly
on numerous fabrics. Among all of the "Workhorses", the Gandinnovations Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed drew the most
attention throughout the show. The Jeti 3150 is known throughout the industry because of its ability to print on
rigid substrates with easy loading and unloading capabilities at immaculate speeds. The Jeti 3150 UV Flatbed
incorporates 24 Spectra print heads with 600 dpi which produces quality, high-speed graphics. Along with
many more features that give unsurpassed flexibility and quality, the Jeti 3150’s clear varnish and white ink
give it unquestionable versatility which made it the talk of the show in Chicago.