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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.
heat press for dye sublimation

Attractive Sublimation Printer Seeks the Perfect Heat Press

Okay, so you’ve got a dye-sublimation printer in mind, but you’re wondering what kind of heat press will complete your perfect dye-sublimation workflow? There are many options out-there and choosing the right heat press isn’t easy. Much depends on the type of products and applications that are in your business plan, and other factors, like size, type, and cost will need to be considered.

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Gamut Media Snoop Dogg

Gamut Media Creates Rockstar Murals for Snoop Dogg

It’s not surprising that rockstar sign and graphics company, Gamut Media would have rockstar clients, like the King of Long Beach himself, Snoop Dogg. Roland talked to Phillip Yu, Creative Director at Gamut Media about the Gamut Media graphics empire, their recent work for Snoop Dogg, and the things sign and graphics businesses need to do to keep high profile customers coming back for more.

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Starship Enterprise wrap

Wrapping Future Vehicles

What's cooler than boldly going where no man has gone before? Boldly going where no man has gone before with a sweet wrap emblazoned on your galactic transportation vehicle. To celebrate the release of Roland's new TrueVIS VG series, we're having a bit of fun, imagining what some future vehicles would look like if their graphics were produced on the future of print/cut devices.

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digital designer Loadus

Digital Designer Loadus and His Devious Plotting

Jukka Korhonen (Loadus) from Jyväskylä, Finland is a master of digital design, including CAD, CG artwork, game design and photography. He is one of those rare individuals who’s never satisfied with just one type of creative endeavor and actively seeks out new technology, production methods and media. Roland first discovered his designs after we saw an online video he created of a brilliantly rendered AT-AT from Star Wars being plotted out with an “old school” Roland DXY-1150A machine.

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Emboss Like a Boss – Inspirational UV Ink Effects

There was a time when embossing meant creating a special die-cut stamp for a letterpress machine that would impress the design onto a paper substrate. There’s definitely still a place for these traditional techniques, however, with digital UV technologies from Roland DG, the art of adding textures and embossed effects to all manner of media and surfaces has never been easier or more impressive.

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From Blank to Bank – A Product Making guide for digital printers!

Roland DGA presents a host of customized gift and product ideas and promotions for the holidays and beyond. Turn generic gift items and product blanks into something personal and cool! Here are a few of the many gift items that can be customized with Roland devices, including the cost of blanks and production, that we feel have that extra bit of sparkle and magic:

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