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Roland DG tips and tricks

Info Central for Roland Tips and Tricks

In the second of our info blog hubs, we’ve made an extensive list of all the useful tips and tricks for Roland DG software, inkjet printers, flatbeds, dye-sublimation printers, CNC machines, dental milling machines and more. Also included in this rundown are some small business advice articles and other resources to help you grow your company.

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Off to Japan

Votes have been counted, and samples have been securely packed. While the Roland Creative Awards have been closed to entries for months now, final judging hasn’t taken place yet. In the next few days, regional winners from around the world will be headed to our headquarters in Japan for a tour, celebration, and awarding of the grand prizes, which include Roland hardware.

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Labor Day, or how we build your Roland

I hope you all had a good holiday weekend. While Labor Day has come to mean the end of summer, and the day we put away our white pants and take out our corduroy, it was originally a celebration of people who make things. In that spirit, I thought I would share this segment from a few years ago that demonstrates how we build Roland devices. It is a fascinating process called Digital Yatai, and quite different from many other manufacturing techniques. Enjoy.

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The Virtues of Being Nimble

On my way to work this morning, I endured the typical frustrations of driving in Southern California traffic. The cement, garbage, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks were lined up four abreast. In addition, there were the usual assortment of cars and pickups traveling at a rate 10 to 15 miles under the speed limit and leaving huge gaps, sometimes a quarter mile — between them and the next vehicle.

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It’s Not Rocket Science

One of my hobbies is managing a small but growing portfolio of stocks and among my better performing investments of the past few years has been Apple (APPL). Accordingly, I read a fair amount of news and commentary in the business and investment press with regards to whether Apple will continue to grow, or whether it’s peaked.

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