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10-Minute Shop Talks— Greatest Hits Volume 2

Join Roland experts, Jay Roberts, Daniel Valade, Lily Hunter, and Scott Burgess as they interview guests about their print businesses or talk about the latest Roland DG products in the second volume of our short but sweet video content pieces.

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Naming Print Queues and Defining Settings

See this quick tip that shows you how, in a few few easy steps, you can  name and change print queues in VersaWorks. Knowing how to do this makes both changing and identifying each queue a breeze.

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How to Use the “Cut & Print” Option

This week’s Quick Tip outlines the steps for using the helpful “Cut and Print” operation mode in VersaWorks 6.  If any of your customers focus heavily on HTM applications, this function can help them streamline their workflow by cutting down the dry time when printing and cutting thinner HTM films.

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Building a Print Business: Sticker Printing with Ace High Printing

In the first of our new blog series, The News Views and How To’s Blog spoke to Rick Herbert from Ace High Printing about building a sticker printing business, the challenges faced when starting a sticker printing business,  and finding your space in the sticker printing market.

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Execute the Pre-feed Option

Here’s a useful tip you can share with your customers that will help them improve cutting accuracy when working with media that is heavier or thicker than typical cast or calendered vinyl.

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Special Colors are Special

This Quick Tip outlines some simple steps end users can take within VersaWorks’ Spot Color Settings to “remap” any spot color to a special color that’s recognizable to the software. Share this useful information with your customers and help them save considerable time and effort.

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A to Z of Printing: "W" is for Wrapping Unique Vehicles

Ask the man in the street what a vinyl wrap is, and they’ll probably tell you that it’s “when someone changes the color of a car or puts graphics on a car.” And while that is true, every good sign and graphics provider knows that there is so much more to be wrapped than just cars and trucks.  In this wrap showcase, we are sharing some standout wraps of alternative vehicles, beyond cars and trucks – all produced with Roland DG printers.

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History of Signs Infographic

In this detailed, visually exciting, and historically engaging infographic, Roland DGA has provided historical highlights from the entire history of signage. Taking you on a graphical journey from cavemen to the latest, advanced sign technology, this is a great info resource if you need some some design facts to impress your friends and tutors, or you were ever wondering about where signs came from and how signage has evolved.

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BT-12: Pretreat or Not to Pretreat

Use of a pretreatment for DTG applications can help improve wash durability, ink adhesion, and vibrancy. The problem is, there’s no “one size fits all” solution and pretreating a garment doesn’t necessarily guarantee the user will get the desired results. However, the pretreatment steps outlined in this Quick Tip can help VersaSTUDIO BT-12 users achieve a better outcome.

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