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State of the Industry – Wide-Format Printing

State of the Industry – Wide-Format Printing

Recent trends in wide-format printing point to sign shops and PSP’s adding multiple types of printing technology into their existing workflows, thereby broadening their product offerings, and increasing potential for high profits. Join three of Roland DGA’s Product Managers for Eco-Solvent, UV, and Dye-Sublimation as they explore these industry trends and share some key information that can help your business thrive.

Friday, November 24, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (851)/Comments (0)/
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Digital Print Leads Engraving Shop to New Opportunities

Digital Print Leads Engraving Shop to New Opportunities

Scott Watson, son of the founders of Watson’s Engraving and Signage in Dundas, Ontario, started his career as a cabinetmaker. After training in a local sign shop, he joined his parents in their engraving business, adding “signage” to their offerings. “That’s when things really started happening for us,” said Watson.
Watson’s chose a Roland as their first digital printer, and for every printer since then.  “Rolands have been a constant in our shop – they are easy to use and have outstanding print quality,” he said.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (536)/Comments (0)/
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Quality Prints, Affordable Prices Bring Success in Any Economy

Quality Prints, Affordable Prices Bring Success in Any Economy

Efrain Yepes, founder of Affordable Signs and Wraps in Pinellas, Florida, has owned gas stations, convenience stores, commercial real estate and other companies,
But when the recession hit in 2008, he looked around for a business that wasn’t affected by market forces.  “When you go outside, you see four things: people, real estate, signs and cars,” he said.  “I decided to open a business that serves both signs and cars." 
Yepes launched Affordable Signs and Wraps in 2010. Since then, he and his business partner have been producing signs and vehicle graphics to the great satisfaction of their clients.
Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (660)/Comments (0)/
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Roland DG transforms imagination into reality with new applications wall

Roland DG transforms imagination into reality with new applications wall

It’s been a busy few months at the Roland DG UK Academy and Creative Centre at the company’s Clevedon HQ. As well as hosting a range of educational courses and holding a highly successful open day, Creative Centre Manager, Joe Wigzell, has been busy creating a new applications wall showcasing the breadth of applications that can be achieved using Roland DG technology.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/
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Roland Shares a Coke with Thousands of Attendees at Adobe Max 2017

Roland Shares a Coke with Thousands of Attendees at Adobe Max 2017

At Adobe MAX 2017 Roland once again teamed up with Adobe for printing projects at the Adobe MAX event. One of these projects was a Roland DGA, Adobe and Coca-Cola collaboration that became one of the highlights of the Adobe booth. It joined a variety of interactive projects at this year’s show that combined to create a fun, productive and hands-on atmosphere in the Adobe booth.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/
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Color Tips Series, Vol 3: "Seeing Color In Its Best Light"

Color Tips Series, Vol 3: "Seeing Color In Its Best Light"

In 2015, "The Dress" broke the internet—arguments ensued and friendships were tested as people around the world couldn't decide whether it was white and gold or blue and black. While it may be a silly internet phenomenon, it does illustrate the effect that lighting can have our on perceptions of color, and why it's so important to have consistent color-matching conditions; the last things customers want is for their brand colors to face as much inconsistency as "The Dress."


Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (704)/Comments (0)/
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Fresh Ideas to Let Your Artwork Work for You

Fresh Ideas to Let Your Artwork Work for You

Okay! You’ve got that killer design but what are you going to do with it now? Where does it go from here? How can you make money from your artwork? Your first instinct might to stick it on a t-shirt. You may even feel like uploading it onto an online marketplace and forgetting about it, so it can live in digital bliss, waiting for someone to give it life as a poster, a tote bag or an iPhone case!


Friday, October 27, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (691)/Comments (0)/
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Roland Customers Win Eight Golden Image Awards at the 2017 SGIA Expo

Roland Customers Win Eight Golden Image Awards at the 2017 SGIA Expo

Roland customers won a total of eight prestigious SGIA Golden Image Awards at the 2017 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in New Orleans, including Gold, Silver and Bronze ribbons in a variety of categories. 

Held annually, the Golden Image Awards competition recognizes standout work produced by digital imaging and screen printing professionals, encompassing a wide range of applications made possible by specialty imaging technologies. Once again, Roland customers impressed the Golden Image Awards judging panel with stunning output printed on the company’s advanced inkjets. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (666)/Comments (0)/
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iPhone Printing and iPad Printing: A-to-Z of Printing

iPhone Printing and iPad Printing: A-to-Z of Printing

In the digital age of personal electronics, iPhones and iPads have become extensions of ourselves, holding our memories, our friends, our bank details, and many other important aspects of our lives. Beautifully designed but generic machines, they are blank canvasses that beg to be customized to reflect our own personalities. Customizing iProducts is big business and many graphics providers are enjoying great profits and success by supplying custom iPhone covers iPad skins, decals, and even direct printing onto iPads or iPhones.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (748)/Comments (0)/
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SGIA Tech Tip: Router Cutting Acrylic

SGIA Tech Tip: Router Cutting Acrylic

In this SGIA Tech Tip, MCT Digital demonstrates some tricks to get the best performance out of your digital cutter on what can be a finicky substrate.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (763)/Comments (0)/
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