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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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4 Great Reasons to Start a Home Based Business Infographic

If you're thinking of starting a home based business, take a look at some easy-to-absorb facts about the many benefits and advantages of running your own business. Get inspired to be your own boss with eye-opening data and info in this fun infographic that offers four great reasons why you should start a home-based business today.

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A-to-Z of Printing: “T” is for Ties, Scarves, and Bandana Accessories

From fashion items like bow ties and scarves, to an essential new need for bandanas and face accessories, get inspired to tap into a whole new world of custom accessories with this revealing blog post about the latest dye-sublimated applications.

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A Quick Guide to Print Lingo

If you’re just starting out in print, bought your first Roland DGA device, or you’re just interested to learn more about common print terms, this cheat sheet is for you. It will allow you to identify and check-off the commonly used terms that print professionals use. 

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A-to-Z of Printing: “R” is for “Ready-Made Blanks”— See Some Profitable New Customization Ideas

See some profitable new customization ideas in product blank printing for UV flatbed, direct-to-garment, and laser engraving— no longer limited to phone cases, mugs, and keychains, discover some new and unique blank products for your Roland devices to amaze and delight customers.  

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Roland at Printing United 2019— Ten New Products and One Awesome New Print Show

It was quite literally a whirlwind of a show for Roland, but thankfully, a tornado couldn’t stop PRINTING United in Dallas from being one of the biggest and most exciting tradeshows we’ve had the pleasure of exhibiting at. Printing UNITED 2019 was very significant for Roland. It was a new show, a new venue, and a whole truck-full of new Roland products that we were thrilled to present to the world.

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Getting Experimental with UV Printing at Imaginarium Artcademy 2019

The artists at this year’s Imaginarium Artcademy workshop consisted of traditional artists, gallery consultants, multimedia artists, photographers and art educators. They were all excited to get hands-on experience with Roland UV technology— focusing on using White and Gloss UV inks as design elements and applying them to artwork as unique textures. Some of the artwork this year was particularly experimental and unique. Read this blog to see some of the stunning results. 

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4 Things Artists Need to Know for Business Success

To become successful, artists have to not only master their craft, but also be active in the art community, attend gallery shows, art events, and build relationships in the business. However, there are even more practical steps that artists and photographers can take, and investments they can make to grow their business. After speaking with Roland Imaginarium Artcademy instructor and phenomenally successful artist, Bonny Lhotka, we can share some specific things fine artists can do to achieve greater success.

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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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