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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 (379)/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 (586)/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 (345)/Comments (0)/
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BRAND BUILDING

BRAND BUILDING

Three shops transform ordinary buildings into works of art, head-turning ads and school spirit generators.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (338)/Comments (0)/
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Viral Décor

Viral Décor

Bright yellow office décor in Ireland makes a splash online.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (390)/Comments (0)/
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Can you provide some general best practices for graphics applications?

Can you provide some general best practices for graphics applications?

The graphic installation field is heavily influenced by new trends and new products, which is why it is important to seek ongoing education.  Graphics applications may seem intuitive to a degree, but without making a conscious effort to stay up-to-date and informed, it can be easy to fall behind concerning trends and best practices.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (358)/Comments (0)/
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Print Profile FAQ’s

Print Profile FAQ’s

Printer profiles are used daily in a print shop to achieve the highest quality color prints, and they play a significant role in the success of your project. Each vinyl manufacturer has different gloss levels and white points that affect the color of your graphics, meaning that even with the best print profile it’s important to make sure you are working with the best product.  With companies like Arlon providing profiles for most printers, you would think you have all your bases covered, right? Not exactly! To help when you run into any roadblocks when creating print profile we’ve answered some of our frequently asked questions.


Thursday, November 29, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (595)/Comments (0)/
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A-to-Z of Printing: Posters that Pop

A-to-Z of Printing: Posters that Pop

Since 1880 when the first lithographic press was built, the world has been in love with posters. For two centuries the poster has been a vehicle for everything from advertisements pasted onto street corners, to favorite band posters tacked onto the walls of student dorms.
In today’s digital print environment, posters are as popular as ever and print and graphics providers are using Roland machines to print poster art on all manner of different films, papers, and substrates. The following examples of Roland printed posters illustrate how you can print onto different materials while maintaining the dynamic color and visual impact that makes poster art so appealing and enduring.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (359)/Comments (0)/
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Forging Ahead with Roland's Flatbed Technology

Forging Ahead with Roland's Flatbed Technology

Luciano Martinez, who operates The Forge in Huntington Beach, Calif., has always believed that doing things in-house is best. “Why give that work to someone else?“ he said. 
The Forge specializes in designing and creating custom promotional products and accessories for the action sports and distilled spirits industries.  They create everything from belt buckles to retail displays, including giveaway items such as keychains, napkin caddies and barware. 
Monday, November 19, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (383)/Comments (0)/
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Worth Its Salt

Worth Its Salt

Upwards of 6000 square feet of print transforms Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center.


Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (495)/Comments (0)/
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