Gandy Digital has over 30 years of development.
1978 | 2012 Gandy Digital's ancestryGandy Digital has a long and proven track record of excellence with Grand Format Digital Printer manufacturing. From the early pioneering days and into the future, Gandy Digital is a global leader in the development of new large format inkjet printers. With over 30 years of experience, we use our expertise to advance the development of digital print. We strive to give smaller print shops accessibility, enabling them to compete with larger, high volume production houses.
Gandy Digital developments are expanding the boundaries on the digital inkjet printing (signage & display) markets. Gandy Digital is a dynamically driven company that employs a unique team of engineers. We 'think creatively' outside of the conventional box, and set the bench marks for far greater speeds and distances than our major competitors. This enables us to bring the newest developments to the market place in as early as 2 years in advance, and to pass these advantages on to the customer who invests in a Gandy Digital product.
We believe there are still many opportunities that can be developed with the newest technologies. We don't see hurdles, only a 'step' which makes Gandy Digital stand out....we set the pace
Domin8tor | Viper | 2012 | 2013
DRUPA' 12 | Domin8tor debut
The long awaited release of the 'Domin8tor' had a enthusiastic welcome during Drupa 12 in Dusseldorf Germany, with many customers placing orders. The Domin8tor stood out from the the competitors printers with high quality digital printing, printed at a far superior speed. Drupa '12 was the official debut for the Domin8tor.
...incredible quality combined with speed and large print area
ISA '13 | Viper release
Spring '13 at ISA will see the release of the 'Viper'. The Viper is aimed at the speciality market sector delivering Gandy Digial's superior print qualities, speed, reliability and low ink running costs, it will make an entrance.
See it first - and book a demo
Due for release in the fall of 2010
2010 | The dawn of the next gener8tion... is here
The next generation of Grand Format Digital Printers will be due for release in the Fall of 2010 at SGIA in Las Vegas. The new Pred8tor is a hybrid UV flatbed and roll to roll machine. The Pred8tor has been designed from the ground up, with new software, GUI controls and print head technology.
The Pred8tor will print on a 4' x 8' sheet of flat media at never before seen speeds in this class and at a far superior print quality not yet attained by the older generation of printers. The Pred8tor is able to produce these speeds and quality because of new print head technology, streamlined algorithms and having total control of all processes, from the initial design to the finished assembly; unlike the majority of other Grand Format Digital Printers on the market today.
We know our machines from the inside out. With our ancestry and proven track record of consistently being at the forefront of the Large Format Digital Print Industry, you'll want to see for yourself why we lead the way.
...we know our machines from the inside out
2010 | Gandinnovations sold.
Early in the first quarter of 2010, a successful bid is accepted to purchase Gandinnovations and it's assets.
This acquisition enables the new owner to enter the Grand Format Digital Print market with the existing JETi product range.
...the end of an era
James Gandy looks forward to releasing the next generation of Grand Format Digital Printers.
3324 AquaJet awarded the 'DPI product of the year'
2008 | Innovator of the year award
The revolutionary AquaJet was first released in 2007 to immense success. Its one of a kind water based dye sub ink direct to fabric capabilities were a first in grand format digital printing, and achieved the ' DPI Product of the year 2008'.
Selling over 100 units worldwide, the Jeti 3324 AquaJet gained popularity with print houses, by giving them the opportunity to address the eco friendly demands of their client's. This revolutionary printing technology also awarded James Gandy, 'DPI Innovator of the year' , for his contribution's to the digital printing industry. Later in 2007, the Jeti 2030 UV Continental flatbed (48 spectra print heads) 2 meter x 3 meter was released for European markets. During this time, in order to facilitate the increase in demand, Gandinnovations sold a percentage of it's shares to an investment company to help reduce wait times, and increase production output.
...world's first waterbased 'Aqueous' direct to fabirc printer
JETi 3150 UV Flatbed printer
Drupa '04 Dusseldorf Germany
2004 | Gandinnovations JETi 3150 UV Flatbed
Gandinnovations debut at the SGIA '02 show in Las Vegas with the Jeti 3300 grand format digital printer series.
At the opening show in Drupa, Gandinnovations showcased the world's first 5'x10' UV flatbed, 5 meter solvent roll to roll and the 3 meter 3300 series roll to roll.
...world's first 5'x10' UV flatbed (debut at Drupa '04)
JETi 3300 Solvent printer
SGIA '02 Las Vegas
2002 | Gandinnovations JETi
Gandinnovations debuts at the SGIA '02 show in Las Vegas with the Jeti 3300 Grand Format Digital Printer series.
Assembly takes place at manufacturing plants in Canada and the U.S. Gandinnovations designs, manufactures and assembles each machine to the customers order and specifications.
...JETi 3 meter roll to roll series
Salsa Digital is released.
1996 | Salsa Digital
Early in 1996, the Salsa Digital Printer was produced and utilized the 'Xaar' print heads technology.
Digital printing is beginning to be taken seriously, as the quality and speed's increase thanks to the advancements in digital inkjet printing made by Salsa Digital Printers.
...we moved the bench mark higher
PowerJet printer - inline double sided printing.
1985 | Cast vinyl production
SignTech took the approach 'if you want it right, then you need full control over quality control'. In 1985, SignTech began polyester knitting and cast vinyl production to manufacture Flexface signage materials. After making the polyester scrim, it was then cast on to a vinyl line to make Flexface. This was used to decorate with screen printing and heat transfer methods.
...signage we've done it all
Singage roller coating application
Large signage application was now made possible
1984 | Roller coating & Screen printing signage
SignTech designed and produced a roller coating application system to print on flexible materials for the gas station wrap around canopies for Exxon, Esso and Shell.
SignTech also manufactured equipment to screen print sign faces on flexible material's for use on large scale sign face production.
...signage we've done it all
First heat transfer machines produced 1982
1982 | Heat transfer
In 1982, the heat transfer process for the signage business was developed. This enabled a thin, even coat of ink to be applied to the Flexface surface for decorating purposes. This process made it possible to apply dry ink to a vinyl surface. These heat transfer machines were then designed and made in Canada. Over 300 units sold worldwide over the next 10 years.
In conjunction with Flexface (flexible sign face material), and the heat transfer press, we also developed and manufactured the transfer paper called 'Plastiprint', which was a coating of ink on transfer paper.
...transfers dry ink to vinyl!
FlexFace Signage application invented 1980
1978 | SignTech was formedIn 1978, SignTech was established in Canada, and began with a patented extrusion hinging system for assembling sign cabinets. SignTech also invented a patented tension system for flexible sign face materials, that became a standard in the industry.
As a patented system, this was sold worldwide with great success.
1980 | Flexface Invented
In 1980 SignTech also invented 'Flexface' a flexible reinforced vinyl film for sign faces, we not only had to knit the polyester fiber together but also make the first vinyl cast line to inbed the fabric. This made the surface smooth to print on. This allowed sign faces to become large in size with no blowout's as the Flexface was tentioned on the sign cabinet like a drum.