Nicholas Hellmuth reviews the Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer Print

The roll-to-roll Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer was simultaneously introduced at ISA ’06 trade show in Orlando and at IPEX trade show in England.

We will have our evaluations and review of the Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer in the FLAAR Reports as soon as possible. But some notes we can offer now. The first ink used was too matte; this was the ink used at ISA ’06. The newer inks used by Gandinnovations are brighter and not as matte either (overall greatly improved).

Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer reviews
Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer at ISA 2008.

In the meantime, a useful tip comes from Hary Gandy: “One big advantage for screen printers, is if they are using uv screen inks, when they switch to our 3324, they can continue using the same media. This is a big advantage over solvent.”

reviews Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer
The Gandy printer fared well in two FLAAR Reports: our evaluation and a site-visit case study. But comments about tech support are not the same today in 2009 as they were two years ago.

When it was first launched, t his Gandy roll-to-roll printer competed with the NUR Expedio 3200 and the Durst Rho 351R (which replaced the Durst Rho 350R).

But today in autumn 2009 there are many other roll-to-roll printers, from Matan Barak3 and Barak5, from EFI VUTEk GS5000, WP Digital Virtu RR50, and especially from Durst Rho 500R.

In the meantime, there is a new FLAAR Reports on all the UV printers we inspected at ISA 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 trade shows in Orlando and Las Vegas, with comparative comments on what was exhibited at IPEX the same week in England. We have lots of reports on trade shows elsewhere in the world as well.

The FLAAR Reports on UV printers at FESPA Digital trade show in mid-May is available. All of these reports are available on www.wide-format-printers.NET in the link at the right to UV printers.

The Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer evaluations
The Gandinnovations Jeti 3324 UV RTR roll-to-roll UV-cured inkjet printer was exhibited at FESPA Digital 2006.

Current Gandinnovations roll-fed model is the 3348 UV RTR

reviews of Gandinnovations 3348 UV roll to roll printer
The current model of the Gandinnovations Jeti UV RTR is called the “3348”. Here is the Gandinnovations 3348 UV roll to roll printer at factory visit, 2008.

To increase speed the current model of the Gandinnovations Jeti UV RTR is called the “3348” because it has 48 Spectra printheads.

The status of the company after the unexpected declaration in the courts of Canada that was announced after FESPA '09 is uncertain; the report by the monitor is very revealing (the assets are being auctioned off). Crucial would be tech support and spare parts. For example, replacement printheads: are they readily available? If there is no issue with spare parts, and if the tech support staff are fully trained with years of experience, then the situation is okay.

If you wish to buy any Gandinnovations Jeti UV RTR printer used, you need to ask many more questions. Be sure to ask about the ink, and how the printheads hold up in each color (since some ink colors may have issues that other colors do not). And most important of all, be sure to learn about the reality of these Gandinnovations printers from printshops that have used them in full production.

 

 

Most recently updated Oct 26, 2009.

First posted April 6, 2006. Updated May 30, 2006 Oct 1, 2007, June 16, 2009.