GTO, a story of excellence and innovation
We are the Pad Printing experts
In 1980, GTO was born in the region of Emilia-Romagna, a land full of inventors that still stands out in the world today for its excellence.
The Scolaro brothers, already expert printers in the typographic sector, have the enlightened realization of how indispensable it is to give a well-defined identity to the countless articles produced by companies.
With the aim of being able to print on all materials and surfaces, the production of pad and screen printing machines begins.The constant research and passion for this sector have allowed the company to expand into many sectors and to be appreciated as a leading company worldwide.
Made in Italy
GTO is born as a local family business. Our machines are made by us in the province of Reggio Emilia.
Durability and safety
We believe that well-built and resistant machines are essential to save on maintenance over time
Passion for innovation
We believe in passion, craftsmanship an innovation, to discover new technologies aimed at satisfying our customers
We firmly believe on the value of relationship between customer and company. You can count on attentive post sale support.
The story of GTO
Founding years: the ’80s
1980 - Rito Robert Scolaro establishes “Tipografia Pegaso” which deals with printing catalogs and letterheads
1984 - Valter Scolaro establishes “Serigrafia Pegaso 2” which offers screen printing services to the clients of the printer Tipografia Pegaso
1986 - Rito Robert Scolaro opens a company to sell small pad printing machines, directed to a clientele in the promotional and advertisement field
The Pad printing experts: the 1990s
1990 - with an Argentine partnership, a new branch is born to manufacture and distribute pad printing machines in North, Center and South America
1995 - joining of Pegaso, Pegaso 2 and the manufacturer of pad printing machines: “Gruppo Grafico Pegaso” is born.
1996 - the first GTO model is developed and brought to market in Italy and Europe with the distinctive design and feature of being painted red like the famous car manufacturer that stands in the same territory where the group is based
1999 - GTO Srl is established, as a manufacturer of pad printing, screen printing and hot foil machines, servicing the Italian and European markets
1999 - Pegaso specializes in the sole supply of consumables
Patents and technological progress: the years 2000s
2001 - invention of the series “Rototak”: first pad printing machine with interpolated axes for printing heels and wedges in the footwear sector
2008 - foundation of GTO America in Florida which handles the distribution and installation of machines in North, Central and South America
2010 - Creation of the Ecogenio brand that deals with the construction and sale of single and multi pass machines
2019 - Roboprint Foundation, a company that holds special patents for robotic and automated pad printing machines
2019 - Patents for the models Tampolamina® and Tampotransfer®
2020 - Foundation of GTO Academy
2021 - new innovation in Ecogenio’s digital section with the introduction of sustainable water based inks