Roland Customers Win Eight Golden Image Awards at SGIA 2016

SGIA Golden Image awards 

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016 – Roland DGA Corporation has announced that Roland customers won eight coveted SGIA Golden Image Awards at the recent Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) 2016 Expo in Las Vegas.

Widely recognized as the industry’s most prominent annual forum for digital imagers and screen printers to showcase their work, the SGIA Golden Image Awards celebrate industry-leading excellence and encompass a range of categories that illustrate products and services made possible by specialty imaging technologies. This year’s winning entries were selected from hundreds of submissions by an elite team of imaging professionals who awarded gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention ribbons for the best prints.

“Once again, Roland users have impressed the SGIA Golden Image Awards judging panel with their standout work, said Andrew Oransky, president of Roland DGA. “We’re proud to have played an important role in our customers’ success by providing them with high quality printers and inks that allow them to realize their full creative potential.” 

Below is a list of the Roland customer businesses that received 2016 Golden Image Awards recognition, along with brief descriptions of their respective entries: 

Gold Award Winner - Category: Metal Signs/Products
Company: Photographic Works
Title: Magnetic-Dry Erase Board
Entry Description: Photographic Works in Tucson, Arizona created this series of magnetic dry-erase boards from dye-sublimated photographic prints on steel. The prints were produced on a Roland Texart™ RT-640 sublimation printer. 

Silver Award Winner - Category: Ad Specialty/Promotional Products
Title: Ice Hockey Puck Collection
Entry Description: These customized pucks, mounted to a wooden hockey stick puck display rack were direct-printed on a Roland VersaUV® LEJ-640FT UV flatbed and are suitable for game use.

Bronze Award Winner – Category: Nameplates/True Process Color Entries
Company: Cascade Graphics
Title: Tiger Stop I/O Panel
Entry Description: This TigerStop I/O Panel was back printed with a Roland VersaUV LEC-330 wide-format printer/cutter on .060 Frosted Lexan using a Caldera RIP.

Honorable Mention - Category: Ad Specialty/Promotional Products
Company: Cascade Graphics
Title:  JEVO Table Top Marketing Display
Entry Description: Cascade Graphics designed and fabricated this unique table-top display using a Roland VersaUV LEC-540 wide-format printer/cutter.

Honorable Mention - Category: Calendars
Company: Cascade Graphics
Title: Cascade Graphics Calendar
Entry Description: This calendar was printed roll-to-roll using a Roland VersaUV LEC-540 wide-format printer/cutter on .010 chrome media finished with a spot flood of white ink from Cascade Graphics’ screen-printing presses.

Honorable Mention - Category: Posters (Single Sheet)
Company: Gamut Media
Title: Snoop Dogg’s NBA All-Stars
Entry Description: Gamut Media created posters of famed rapper Snoop Dogg’s favorite basketball players. The posters were printed on a Roland VersaCAMM® VS-640i wide-format printer/cutter and mounted between acrylics for Snoop’s private indoor basketball court.

Honorable Mention - Category: Unique Applications
Title: 18” Baseball Bats
Entry Description: used a Roland VersaUV LEJ-640FT flatbed printer to customize these miniature baseball bats with colorful, detailed graphics for use as gifts, souvenirs and awards.

Honorable Mention - Category: Interior Design
Company: Gamut Media
Title: Mimi Yoon Collection
Entry Description: Gamut Media created these stunning custom lamp and table wraps using a Roland VersaCAMM VS-640i printer/cutter and artwork from Mimi Yoon.

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About Roland DGA

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, packaging and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, personalization and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and the medical and dental CAD/CAM industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified.


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