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Mactac's Art Center Product Spotlight

Mactac's Art Center Product Spotlight

When the Des Moines Art Center decided it was time to upgrade its art gallery window coverings from curtains to something more modern, the art center knew it wanted its new window treatments to offer privacy. But the art center also wanted the chosen window treatments to let in natural light to enhance the beauty of its extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, modern art, and mixed media. To achieve these objectives, the art center sought the expertise of those at Sinclair Graphics & Installations.


Tuesday, August 06, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (47)/Comments (0)/
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4 Things Artists Need to Know for Business Success

4 Things Artists Need to Know for Business Success

Fine artist and printmaker, Bonny Lhotka talks to Roland about how to be successful in the art world 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (59)/Comments (0)/
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Boat & Watercraft Wrap Applications

Boat & Watercraft Wrap Applications

Vinyl wraps have become increasingly popular on boats and watercraft’s, making them the everyday option over paint.  When comparing the cost of painting, a boat wrap will save you time, are long-lasting, and a fraction of the price.
With no surprise installing on a boat or watercraft is very different from installing on a vehicle. If you’re planning on wrapping one of these, take a moment to read our current list of best practices ensure you’re on the right track.

Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (56)/Comments (0)/
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QPS Helps Pure Theatre Achieve Perfect Results with Nazdar Inks

QPS Helps Pure Theatre Achieve Perfect Results with Nazdar Inks

Pure Theatre has been able to achieve 'perfect, smooth black' borders for its projector screens thanks to 'brilliant' support from Quality Print Services (QPS) and inks from Nazdar. Pure Theatre, which markets itself as 'the home cinema company,' is a division of Geomics Ltd and was established in 2003 in Telford. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of home cinema systems and has become a major supplier to both consumers and AV professionals.


Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (36)/Comments (0)/
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Customization and Personalization with UV for the Retail Market

Customization and Personalization with UV for the Retail Market

Digital printing technologies are leading the way toward increased personalization and customization in retail, and UV printing offers high durability an access to a wide variety of substrates. Explore the customization opportunity, and see how this opportunity fits with your business goals.

Thursday, July 18, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (60)/Comments (0)/
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UV ROLL AND FLATBED PRINTERS

UV ROLL AND FLATBED PRINTERS

The printing technology of the 21st century

Flatbed UV printers captured the attention of many signmakers with their ability to print on a myriad of substrates with an ink set that seemed to dry instantaneously while also being fairly environmentally friendly. So why didn’t they catch on several years ago? For one, they tended to print very slowly and, worse, they were generally priced in the $200k range, putting them far out of reach for most shops.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (75)/Comments (0)/
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Mactac's Interior Elevator Graphic Product Spotlight

Mactac's Interior Elevator Graphic Product Spotlight

When Chicago’s famous French Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial decided to move from its original location to a new location nearby due to rising rent costs, the restaurant’s owner Joe King saw it as an opportunity to refresh the restaurant’s 1920’s French Colonial Vietnamese décor. But one aspect of the new location proved to be a particularly tricky décor challenge: the elevator, which customers take to reach the third-floor restaurant. Though challenging, the restaurant saw the barren elevator as an opportunity to enhance and extend its customer experience by completely wrapping the elevator’s interior—making customers feel as if they are being transported from present-day Chicago to Saigon, Vietnam in the early 1920s. To help bring their vision to life, Le Colonial sought the expertise of Chicago marketing agency Graphic Alliance.
Thursday, June 27, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (102)/Comments (0)/
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7 Easy Tips & Tricks for Weeding Small Letters & Decals

7 Easy Tips & Tricks for Weeding Small Letters & Decals

If you are not familiar with weeding, it is removing all excess material from any decal or graphics that are cut-to-shape. Weeding small letters and decals can be a difficult task, but learning how to weed small letters and decals is crucial knowledge to have in the sign industry.

Here’s a rundown of our best tips whether you’re looking to take a design to the next level or need a refresher on weeding small letter and decals follow these tips and tricks below.


Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (133)/Comments (0)/
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Branding Businesses with Digital Printing

Branding Businesses with Digital Printing

Janet Smaltz readily admits to being the “J” behind AJ Graphics, a full service shop located in Garden City, Kansas.  Her husband, Andrew, is the “A.”  As Janet notes with a smile, “the A is silent.”
AJ Graphics provides a range of branding and marketing services that includes customized apparel, signage, vehicle graphics, and more.  Smalz started off with a Roland SOLJET® printer and 64-inch CAMM-1 cutter, and she’s been a Roland user ever since.  
Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (100)/Comments (0)/
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Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

Roland TrueVIS VG2 Leads the Print and Cut Field with EDP Award

Roland DG is delighted to announce that the new TrueVIS VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutter has won 'Best Print & Cut Solution' in the prestigious EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards. The TrueVIS VG2 was launched in March this year and is currently drawing crowds on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10) at FESPA 2019 in Munich, Germany.


Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/
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