Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) develops software drivers and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads. Our products are used in production print environments where stability and reliability are critical.
GIS software and electronics drive thousands of inkjet printheads in single pass and scanning systems worldwide. These systems are used for a wide range of applications including textiles, labels, wide format graphics, barcodes, product decoration, packaging, ceramic tiles, glass, laminates, security printing and 3D printing.
Our customers integrate our software and electronics as the core of their industrial inkjet products and as a platform for rapid product development. The electronics technology is split into data handling, managed by the GIS Print Manager Boards, and printhead control, managed by the GIS Head Interface Boards, which allows many different printhead types to be driven off the same platform. GIS technology supports inkjet printheads from Fujifilm Dimatix, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, Toshiba Tec and Xaar.
We invest heavily in R&D so that we can offer our customers a continuous roadmap of technology development – next-generation electronics and innovative software to solve complex application challenges.
GIS was founded in 2006 by Nick Geddes, Managing Director, and is an independent, privately owned business with its headquarters in Cambridge, UK. The company has grown consistently in the past few years and now has a strong team of over 25 employees covering operations and R&D for software, firmware & electronics. In 2012, GIS moved to a new 5,000 sq.ft. headquarters in Cambridge to facilitate further growth for the company – and also increased its global presence by opening a technical support office in China.
89% of the company’s total sales in 2012 were in international markets – an increase from 47% in 2010. Overseas sales growth was 132% in 2012.