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UV printers boost sales of personalized products

UV printers boost sales of personalized products

Makers’ Inc., operators of Makers’ Base, the largest membership-based shared factory in Japan, recently ran a customization event at Ploom Shop located in Canal City Hakata. The event ran from May 31 to June 30, using Roland DG’s UV printer to create accessories designed by customers for Ploom TECH* tobacco vaporizers. Here are some details of the event.


    Thursday, August 10, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1075)/Comments (0)/
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    "G" is for Golf Balls

    "G" is for Golf Balls

    Golf is big business. It’s also a very personalized business with bespoke golfwear, handmade clubs, monogrammed ball markers, logo-branded tees and every other custom golf accessory you can imagine. Golfers love the game and they want every golf item they own to look unique and personal and perhaps the most highly personalized of all accessories is the golf ball.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1119)/Comments (0)/
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    Altr has Customized Printing All Buttoned Up

    Altr has Customized Printing All Buttoned Up

    Alexandra Gramatikas’s business started with a winning idea.  While attending University of Central Florida’s (UCF’s) MBA program, Alex entered her business plan for custom printed button covers in UCF’s entrepreneur competition, and took first place.
    As part of her award, Alex’s company, Altr, received a space in the university’s “incubator.” Soon, Alex moved Altr’s production in-house with the purchase of a Roland VersaUV LEF-series bechtop UV printer. “We saw the LEF perform at SGIA– it was doing the same thing as printers that cost a lot more money." 
    Monday, July 24, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1255)/Comments (0)/
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    Skip the Label: Direct-to-Object Inkjet Takes Off

    Skip the Label: Direct-to-Object Inkjet Takes Off

    The digital revolution has its sights on a new challenge, and decorating three-dimensional objects offers no shortage of puzzles or possibilities.


    Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1279)/Comments (0)/
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    Winning at Cornhole with Roland's Flatbed Technology

    Winning at Cornhole with Roland's Flatbed Technology

    “A decade ago, hardly anyone had heard of the game of cornhole. Now it’s everywhere,” said Shane Back, co-owner of AJJ Enterprises in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shane and three friends sold their first customized cornhole set online in 2005.  

    The concept proved extremely popular, and AJJ Enterprises soon moved its business out of a garage and into a small warehouse.  They also began using digital printing.  “At first we were outsourcing, then I realized, hey, I could just buy a printer,” said Shane.  “I got a Roland – the same kind our local shop had – and we’ve never looked back.”
    Monday, July 17, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1247)/Comments (0)/
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    Environmental Graphics: Basement Turned Cavern

    Environmental Graphics: Basement Turned Cavern

    Splunk, an operational intelligence company based in San Francisco, came to architectural design firm Nichols Booth Architects looking to transform their basement into an underground cave. Nichols partnered with Designtex to curate and produce imagery that would complement the stone-like furniture that filled the space.


    Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1205)/Comments (0)/
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    Single-Pass Inkjet and the Wide World of Décor

    Single-Pass Inkjet and the Wide World of Décor

    High-speed industrial inkjet technology is expanding into décor applications including laminate flooring, furniture, doors, wallpaper, and more.


    Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1212)/Comments (0)/
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    Food Truck Wraps: Healthy Scratch

    Food Truck Wraps: Healthy Scratch

    In "A Healthy Wrappetite," Associate Editor Kiersten Wones dives into five food truck wraps created by Buffalo, New York-based Streamline Designs. All featured truck graphics were printed on a Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640, wrapped with 3M Controltac IJ180Cv3, and laminated with 3M Scotchcal Gloss Overlaminate 8518.


    Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1276)/Comments (0)/
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    Discover UV-LED to Open New Profit Possibilities

    Discover UV-LED to Open New Profit Possibilities

    The unique advantages of UV-LED printing are extensive: the ability to print on a wide variety of materials, both treated and untreated, including PVC, PET, ABS, acrylic, wood, glass, ceramics, boards, metals, soft fabrics, and leathers.


    Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1324)/Comments (0)/
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    On the Job: Graphics from Your Own Backyard

    On the Job: Graphics from Your Own Backyard

    With 70 years of experience, Vomela has provided graphic installations and signage for some of the biggest names in the sports and entertainment industry. Although each project offers its own unique sense of accomplishment, nothing quite matches the privilege of working with your hometown team—in this case, the Minnesota Vikings football team. And being in Minnesota, this story owes much to a heavy winter snow storm. 


    Monday, June 26, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1427)/Comments (0)/
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