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Roland DG's New TrueVIS VG2 Series Wins Prestigious 2019 ISA International Sign Expo Innovation Award

Roland DG's New TrueVIS VG2 Series Wins Prestigious 2019 ISA International Sign Expo Innovation Award

Roland DG’s new TrueVIS™ VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutters have won the 2019 ISA Sign Expo®Innovation Award in the “Printer” category.


Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (361)/Comments (0)/
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A-to-Z of Printing: “Q” is for “Quality Customization”— Fresh Ideas in High-End Product Personalization

A-to-Z of Printing: “Q” is for “Quality Customization”— Fresh Ideas in High-End Product Personalization

In our ongoing A-to-Z series of cool products you can print on, we’ve shared a ton of ideas for printing on generic items like phone cases, golf balls, posters and everything in-between. In our latest A-to-Z post, we’d like to share some fab new ideas that illustrate the high-end specialty pieces that you might consider as exciting new products to add to your application list— unique and original items that graphics customization experts can charge top dollar for. 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (653)/Comments (0)/
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Out of Stock, Into Custom

Out of Stock, Into Custom

Digitally Printed Wallcoverings

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the graphic arts is no stranger to that. When a new trend or application catches on, print buyers take notice. More often than not, print service providers (PSPs) are asked “Can you do this?” and are shown an example of the graphic in question.


Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (341)/Comments (0)/
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SGIA takes the lead on Digital Inkjet Specs

SGIA takes the lead on Digital Inkjet Specs

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is convening some of the biggest names in color to address a serious need in the printing industry: color standards for digital printing. A new working group will include representatives from companies including WestRock, FUJIFILM and Nazdar.


Thursday, March 14, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (358)/Comments (0)/
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Rolling with UV

Rolling with UV

R2R UV and UV LED Bring Many Benefits

Roll-to-roll (R2R) UV and UV LED printing devices are favorable for a variety of reasons. The R2R configuration is critical for print service providers (PSPs) producing long runs of flexible media work. In terms of the technology, UV engines, curing lamps, and ink sets on these machines continue to advance, enabling even more versatility.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (313)/Comments (0)/
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Roland DG Announces Winner of its Hero 2018 Contest

Roland DG Announces Winner of its Hero 2018 Contest

Roland DG, a global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D printing devices, announces Britain’s Peak UK as the winner of its Roland Hero 2018 Award contest.

Roland DG opened the contest to its customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) last year, bringing in expert judges that would review and rate submissions based on four criteria: creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and inspiration.

Ultimately, the three judges chose the winner from 23 finalists who all had their own unique stories to tell. Geographically the finalists’ entries ranged from Sweden to the Canary Islands, and they included jewelry designers, vehicle wrappers, home décor experts and, in the case of Peak UK, makers of highly technical sports uniforms for world-class canoe and kayak racers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (410)/Comments (0)/
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Now Trending: Applications

Now Trending: Applications

Growing application trends to consider at your shop.

We asked 10 of Big Picture's Editorial Advisory Board members to address the current state of the wide-format industry and reveal what we should expect in 2019.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (420)/Comments (0)/
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The Many Stages of Vehicle Wrap Installation

The Many Stages of Vehicle Wrap Installation

Interview with Lee Ball, Lead Wrap Installer at Richard Childress Racing Graphics Center Powered by Roland

In the final installment of our blog series in which we showcase the very talented people at RCR Graphics Center powered by Roland, we interviewed Lee Ball who heads the installation team. He talked to us about how much the industry has changed over the last few decades and that the days of taking eight-to-ten hours to paint a NASCAR race car are long gone in an organization that can fully wrap a car in just a few hours, thanks in large part to the technology and resources provided by Roland.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (428)/Comments (0)/
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MacDermid Graphics Solutions Introduces Alkemi™

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Introduces Alkemi™

MacDermid Graphics Solutions is pleased to announce a new direction for its line of screen printing solutions, currently sold under the Autotype and CPS brands. After a thorough brand review, MacDermid unveiled today that it will be unifying both brands under a new name, Alkemi and revealed the new logo, tagline, and website to better align with its position as the industry leader in screen films, emulsions, and screen preparation chemicals.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (673)/Comments (0)/
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Pre-Installation Steps for Wall Vinyl Applications

Pre-Installation Steps for Wall Vinyl Applications

With ease of application and the ability to turn a plain wall into a memorable display, digital printable vinyl has become the new decorating trend for interior and exterior walls. Wall installation may seem straight forward, but wall graphics come with a unique set of challenges. Take the below pre-installation steps into account to help ensure your next wall installation is a success.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (396)/Comments (0)/
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