A History of Innovation Worldwide | Roland

A History of Innovation Worldwide

Roland DGA Corporation is the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation of Hamamatsu, Japan, a worldwide leader in the sign, graphic arts, fine art, vehicle graphics, UV, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG is the world’s number one provider of wide-format inkjet printers for the durable graphics market. Roland DG is also affiliated with Roland Corporation, renowned in the music world for developing MIDI technology and for producing sophisticated digital music equipment including keyboard synthesizers, recording equipment and other related technologies.

Roland DG finds its technology roots in the music industry as well; the company’s advanced plotting technology was originally used to record the sound waves for Roland Corporation’s line of music synthesizers. This precision plotting technology quickly garnered widespread acceptance during the CAD/CAM revolution of the 1980s and provided the basis for new generations of digital input and output technologies to follow.

Within a few short years, Roland DG began introducing a wide variety of groundbreaking products including vinyl cutters, thermal transfer printer/cutters, wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, 3D scanners and milling devices, and engravers. The products blazed new trails for entire industries and earned Roland DG a reputation for innovation, quality and reliability.

A Customer-Driven Organization

In 1990, Roland DG established Roland DGA Corporation in Irvine, California, to provide complete sales, marketing and customer support services throughout the Americas. Roland DGA today markets its products through an extensive dealer network serving the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and all countries of Central and South America except Brazil.

As a company, Roland DGA remains dedicated to its customers’ requirements for training and support as well as for innovative, high-quality products that perform reliably. Roland DG’s ISO 9001:2008 and 14001 certifications promote consistent quality in manufacturing, distribution and customer service