News, Views & How-To's


Roland customers are some of the most imaginative and creative people we've ever met. To support your creativity and need for inspiration,we have created a selection of blog entries to help you get inspired and excited about creating your next vehicle wrap, sign, custom graphic or prototype.  The following content ranges from fun articles and infographics to customer interviews and print news.
Color Your World Infographic

Color Your World Infographic

In the month of July, Roland DGA is celebrating color! Enjoy this infographic that takes a psychological look at some popular color theories. Whether you're a print expert, graphic designer, artist, or simply a color-lover, this fun graphic is perfect as a quick color reference for use on your designs, artwork, branding, web colors or call-to-actions. For more useful info, don't forget to register for our color fundamentals webinar series.

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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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custom gift tote bag

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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NOTLabs custom milled POP display

NOTLabs Stands Out with Custom Milled Wooden POP Displays

Roland DGA talked to Shawn Sims, Director of NOTLabs about his latest milling project. NOTLabs, the production arm of inspiration site, NOTCOT, has completed yet another amazing 3D milling project that we’re excited to share. Shawn Sims, who was responsible for milling Andrew Bell’s skull design and the Jurassic Park Lego planters has taken milling to the next level with his latest project for David Kind Eyewear.

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typography unique print effects

A Closer Look at the Design and Typography of Unique Labels and Products

As senior graphic designer at Roland DGA, one of my personal highlights each year is creating print samples to show-off the capabilities of our machines. We start these design and print projects by creating a pseudo print brand to showcase our specialty inks and features such as print/cut. Like everything at Roland DGA, this is a team effort and with the help of amazing freelance illustrators like Joe Diaz, these projects are always some of our most eye-catching and impressive.

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Roland DGA Headquarters Irvine

A Print Wonderland! Take a 3D Look Inside our Roland DGA Headquarters

If you’ve never visited our Roland DGA headquarters in Irvine, then here’s a first person 3D look at our Creative Center and showroom via the power of Google. If you can’t stop by our Irvine office to say hello and to take a look at some of the cool graphics on display, this is the next best thing.

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