See some of the videos that are making us smile, laugh and cry and enter your own. Who knew that Roland print devices could help you fall in love, feed some fish, or get you out of a snowstorm? With less than two weeks to go in our WithRoland video contest, we’re calling for Roland users to share their video story to win a Roland product of their choice and we’re already discovering so much about our customers and how they use Roland technology. Here are just a few entries that we’d like to share with you in hope that you too will be inspired to put your WithRoland story on film:
The recent introduction of Roland’s new monoFab™ series ARM-10 3D printer and SRM-20 milling machine is generating a significant amount of industry and media buzz. And that’s understandable. Afterall, these state-of-the-art, compact devices are capable of doing something pretty incredible – namely, turning ideas into reality. These innovative machines, which can be used together as a system or as stand-alone devices, are attracting the attention of high-tech magazines and websites worldwide.
Your Roland equipment is assembled with the latest software and firmware at the time of shipment. However by the time that the machine arrives at your doorstep, there may be new updates to drivers and firmware.
Yes, it’s Oscar season, and though the Academy has missed the boat on this one, we have NOT! Roland customers are out there on YouTube and we are here to applaud the effort. In our first ever Academy Awards of sorts, we’d like to showcase the Roland community as you have never seen it – with the cameras rolling.
I hope you all had a good holiday weekend. While Labor Day has come to mean the end of summer, and the day we put away our white pants and take out our corduroy, it was originally a celebration of people who make things. In that spirit, I thought I would share this segment from a few years ago that demonstrates how we build Roland devices. It is a fascinating process called Digital Yatai, and quite different from many other manufacturing techniques. Enjoy.
Graph Expo just wrapped up in Chicago, and after a few days walking around the show and talking to customers at our booth, I’ve come to some conclusions about the state of the printing business. First and foremost, despite all the discussions and questions about the need for print in the digital age, the industry is alive, well, and innovating at a staggering rate. Printers were walking the floor looking for new techniques and technologies that would continue to push the limits of what we can do with ink on paper (or plastic, metal, wood, and a thousand other substrates). There are still lots of instances in which a computer monitor, smart phone, or iPad won’t get the job done.