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See the very best of Roland News Views & How To's articles in this shortlist of all our latest and most popular blogs. From color infographics to facts about goats, Roland's featured articles are as diverse and wonderful as our inkjet printers, dental mills, CNC mills, software and writing staff.
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The Roland Designs and Designers of ISA 2019

This year’s ISA was a really special one for Roland DGA. In addition to premiering a whole host of industry-changing new large format printing, apparel printing, and product customization machines, we presented a powerfully compelling collection of inspirational new booth graphics and machine output in celebration of our new devices. To answer the request of this year’s attendees who wanted to know more about the outstanding print output, Roland DGA talked to members of its design team about some of the most popular designs from the show.

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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.

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A-to-Z of Printing: Posters that Pop

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.

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Roland Generates New Energy and Inspiration at SGIA 2018

Even though this year’s SGIA Expo returned to the familiar Las Vegas Convention Center, for Roland DGA there was an increased buzz around our booth, with a new company mantra, “Built to Build Your Business”. As part of our focus on providing technology, training, service and knowledge to support company success, our rotating stage featured the always popular vehicle wrap demonstrations, alongside a new series of “How I Built My Business” interviews with influential Roland end users.

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A Roland Journal of People, Portraits and a Pig on a Tricycle at Adobe MAX 2018

For the third year running, Roland teamed up with Adobe for this year’s Adobe MAX 2018 at the “Make it Experience” section of the Community Pavilion where attendees were able to put their photos, designs and messages onto journals to create one of the conferences most highly-prized giveaways.

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How Roland Creativity is in His Blood

PJ Brassard recently talked to Roland about the unique relationship he has with Roland technology and the effect that our machines have had on his professional life– both before and during his tenure at RCR Graphics Center. From his humble beginnings at a local sign shop to managing design output at one of the premier sign and wrap companies in the country, he revealed how Roland printers have been a constant in his day-to-day operations. 
 

 

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A-to-Z of Printing: Printing on Notepads

Notepads are the kind of everyday items that mean so much more when they have a personal logo, message or piece of personal artwork on them. The following printed notepad examples illustrate the kinds of personalized notepad graphics that you can create with VersaUV flatbed printers, Texart dye-sublimation printers and the LD-80 laser decorator. 

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A Designer’s Guide to ADA Sign Compliance

When designing signs for buildings, there are strict ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) rules and regulations to ensure compliancy. To help you create an ADA compliant sign design, we’ve produced the following guide to take you through the basics of ADA signage, including an overview on prepping your file for print in Adobe Illustrator (AI) software.

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