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Roland Academy Born to Wrap - Basics and Beyond

Roland Academy Born to Wrap - Basics and Beyond

Roland Academy offers end user and dealer workshops for each of its product lines, featuring hands-on instruction by industry experts. The course offering also includes specialized workshops for applications such as vehicle graphics. Join us for a unique educational experience that will help you acquire the skills you need for your business.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (993)/Comments (0)/
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Roland Devices Help Make First Season of GSN TV Series “Window Warriors” a Success

Roland Devices Help Make First Season of GSN TV Series “Window Warriors” a Success

The first season of the new GSN series “Window Warriors” – a new skill-based competition TV series combining art and commerce – concluded recently, with the winner, Timothy Howe, walking away with the $100,000 grand prize. Throughout the season, the eight designer contestants competing on the show relied in part on Roland’s advanced wide-format printers and vinyl cutters to create their elaborate retail window displays.


Friday, January 27, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1438)/Comments (0)/
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Wrap One or Wrap ‘em All: Vehicle Graphics Shop Specializes in Made-to-Order Success

Wrap One or Wrap ‘em All: Vehicle Graphics Shop Specializes in Made-to-Order Success

Wrap One in Anaheim, California started back in 2006 with a simple request. A client asked Alex Perez if his sign shop could put large graphics on a vehicle. Alex said yes, and soon his clients began asking if he could cover an entire car. “We knew we were on to something,” said Perez. 
Now, Wrap One operates with a crew of seven in a 2,500-square-foot facility. They focus on wrapping fleets, food trucks and service vehicles, wrapping anywhere from one to 35 vehicles per project.  
To handle all of their graphics printing, Perez chose Roland’s wide-format digital printing equipment for its quality and reliability – first purchasing a Roland SOLJET XC-540, and later down the line a Pro 4 XR-640 64-inch SOLJET. “Our SOLJET printer/cutters are true workhorses –they’re still going strong after all these years,” he said.
Friday, January 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1504)/Comments (0)/
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More graphics companies prioritising efficiency when switching inks

More graphics companies prioritising efficiency when switching inks

Quality Print Services (QPS) has seen an increase in sales of its most easy-to-use alternative inks, suggesting a trend of UK sign and graphics companies looking to improve workflow efficiencies in the print room. In particular, Chris Bailey, Director of QPS, says he has experienced a surge in print businesses choosing Nazdar 705 series ink, developed as a direct replacement for the HP FB 250 series inks for HP FB500/700 printer platforms. As it is a plug-and-play system, a new Nazdar 705 ink box is simply fitted directly behind an empty OEM box quickly and easily, with no requirement to flush or re-profile the RIP software and therefore no ink is wasted.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (943)/Comments (0)/
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Cleaning Before You Wrap

Cleaning Before You Wrap

The durability of a vehicle wrap is only as good as the surface you're applying material to. Just like a poor paint job can cause failure so can an improperly cleaned vehicle. We get our fair share of dirty vehicles rolling in on the day of application. To be honest though, we've been a bit lax in instructing our customers on what they need to do to their vehicle before bringing their it in to be wrapped.

After seeing how much time we were spending cleaning and prepping vehicles before application we realized it was time to change our policy. We've since put together a simple hand-out, an instruction sheet for our customers so they know what we expect from them.

Monday, January 16, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (899)/Comments (0)/
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Put More Life in Your Prints

Put More Life in Your Prints

TrueVIS Color is the result of over 35 years of print industry experience dedicated to providing you with innovative technology to produce prints with the most vibrant colors and stunning details. It refers to the amazing output - wide gamut, intense blacks and rich colors, and incredibly smooth gradations - delivered through our redesigned TrueVIS Series. Combining newly designed FlexFire printheads, specially formulated TrueVIS Inks, and VersaWorks Dual RIP software, TrueVIS Color from Roland offers your business the future of print/cut. 
Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (823)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar 2300 Series - Multi-Cure Screen Ink

Nazdar 2300 Series - Multi-Cure Screen Ink

Meet Nazdar 2300 Series, a versatile screen ink curable with both traditional UV and UV-LED technologies, designed to meet the needs of the container and ad specialty markets.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (950)/Comments (0)/
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Mactac Product Spotlight - Cocoa Beach Ale House

Mactac Product Spotlight - Cocoa Beach Ale House

Jus Wrap it, a subsidiary company of Car Audio Cocoa, was established in the vibrant tourism city Cocoa, Florida, in 2014 and specializes in vehicle wraps and signs. A local and tourist favorite, Cocoa Beach Ale house, contacted Jus Wrap It, expressing an interest to liven up a bland wall in their outdoor space, which faces numerous major hotels. After several conferences with the Cocoa Beach Ale house owners, and the graphic design team at Jus Wrap It, the concept for the outdoor sign was born. All these two businesses needed was a reliable graphic product, and that’s when Mactac became involved. 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (851)/Comments (0)/
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How to Apply – Wet or Dry?

How to Apply – Wet or Dry?

Installation Techniques for Windows Media

A variety of media options are available for window graphics. The type of adhesion helps determine if a wet or dry installation technique is best. A wet application is recommended for solvent-based adhesives. For water-based adhesives, dry method is preferred.
“There is no one-size-fits-all choice when it comes to window media,” comments Kitt Jones, application specialist, Roland DGA Corporation. “Whether you do wet or dry installation for these graphics is based on your ability—or your installer’s—to achieve a clean and bubble-free install.”
From opaque and clear to perforated and air egress features, window media options—both vinyl and film—encompass a variety of differentiating factors. There are advantages and disadvantages to both wet and dry application techniques.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1440)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar Debuts New Video Series: Meet the Inks

Nazdar Debuts New Video Series: Meet the Inks

Nazdar has premiered its new video series, Meet the Inks, which will endeavor to introduce customers and distributors alike to the unique advantages of each of the company's featured ink series.
"We have a lot of valuable information online about our products," says Nazdar's Videographer, Laura Patriquin, "but we wanted to convey the quality and diversity of our products, beyond just the data. We want customers to see how each of our inks provides optimum printability and high quality performance, and how they're fit for countless applications."
Nazdar offers a variety of products for the Digital, Screen, and Narrow Web markets, including solvent, water-based, and UV-curable formulations. Meet the Inks will feature products within each of these segments, showcasing the diversity of Nazdar products. Videos will be available on Nazdar's YouTube page, as well as on www.Nazdar.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (915)/Comments (0)/
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