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Contests & Awards

2019 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Roland DGA customers won a total of nine SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at PRINTING United 2019 in Dallas, impressing the judging panel with the creativity and quality of their respective entries, all printed on Roland DG inkjets.

2019 ISA Sign Expo Innovation Award

TrueVIS VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutters have won the 2019 ISA Sign Expo® Innovation Award in the “Printer” category. Following an astonishing amount of research and effort into the design and development of these ground-breaking printers, Roland DG created a device that provides the most detailed color results and advanced features— offering a much higher output quality than other printer/cutters on the market.
SGIA 2019 Innovation Award

2018 BLI Awards

TrueVIS VG Series Printer/Cutters Awarded Top Choice by Buyers Lab for Image Quality and Productivity.

BLI Award

2018 SGIA Golden Image Awards

At the 2018 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Las Vegas, Roland DG customers won a total of seven prestigious SGIA Golden Image Awards in different digital print and graphics customization categories including three coveted “Gold” ribbons in the poster, interior design, and wallpaper (wall graphic) categories.

2017 SGIA Golden Image Awards

The standout work of Roland DG customers won a total of eight prestigious SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at the 2017 SGIA Expo, including Gold, Silver and Bronze honors. All of these award-winning entries were produced on advanced Roland DG inkjets.

2016 SGIA Golden Image Awards

The work of Roland DG users impressed the SGIA judges once again in 2016. Eight Golden Image award-winning entries were printed on Roland DG large-format inkjets, including the following:

2016 Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King Challenge

Roland DG user Nick Caminiti, with the Australian-based wrap shop Exotic Graphics, was named King of the Wrap World in the 2016 “Wrap Like a King Challenge” sponsored by Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. Caminiti’s stunning “Toxic Rat” wrap of a 1930 Ford Tudor reproduction beat out 223 other entries from around the globe to win the coveted global title. The wrap was produced using a Roland DG SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 wide-format printer/cutter and Avery Dennison media.

2015 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Roland DG users won a total of four coveted Golden Image awards at the 2015 SGIA Expo, including three Gold and one Bronze, in a variety of categories.

2015 With Roland DG Video Contest

The “With Roland DG” video contest gave Roland DG users throughout the Americas the chance to win valuable prizes by sharing their success stories through creative videos. The Grand Prize winner, Luis Soto of T & S Ltda. In Punta Arenas, Chile, won a Roland DG VersaUV LEF-12 flatbed UV printer.

The “People’s Choice” prize, based on the votes of those who viewed the various “With Roland DG” videos went to Jorge Enrique Rodriquez Campos with Arauca-Columbia-based Circle Inversiones S.A.S.

2014 SGIA Golden Image Awards

A total of 12 of this year's prestigious Gold Image Award winning entries were produced on Roland DG large format printers, including the following:

2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

The Corel International Design Contest represents a range of production and design disciplines and celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW users around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Alexei Oglushevich of Russia, and all of the category winners, in the 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest.

Oglushevich's Grand Prize package includes a new Roland DG VersaStudio® BN-20 desktop printer/cutter. This year's contest featured entries from thousands of talented graphic designers from all over the world, competing in seven different categories.

Also winning Roland DG STIKA SV-15 vinyl cutters for first place category finishes were:

2013 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Roland DG Users Wow the SGIA Golden Image Award Judges in Competition

A total of 21 of this year's Golden Image Award winning entries were produced on Roland DG large format printers.

2013 "I Love Roland DG" Instagram Contest

At ISA Expo 2013, show attendees snapped photos of themselves at the Roland DG booth (or with Roland DG products displayed elsewhere on the show floor) and posted the shots to Instagram to enter our daily iPad Mini giveaway. Three lucky winners are now enjoying their new tablets. Follow us on Instagram at @Rolanddga.

2012 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Demonstrating superior creativity, design work and craftsmanship, two Roland DG businesses took top honors in the 2012 Golden Image Awards held at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

In the “Building Graphics - Digital Entries” category, Gamut Media of Brea, Calif. won the gold ribbon for “Saladish,” a bold, colorful restaurant interior décor and branding campaign that included floor-to-ceiling wall wraps, POP displays and other graphics produced using the company’s VersaCAMM inkjet printer/cutter.

In the “Unique Applications - Digital Entries” category, Build A Birdhouse of East Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the gold ribbon for “Creative Birdhouses,” a whimsical collection of custom birdhouses decorated in digitally printed vinyl graphics, also created on a Roland DG VersaCAMM.

Congratulations to you both!

2012 Roland DG Race Experience Challenge

Mark Caron of MHC Sign and Design won the 2012 Roland DG Race Experience Challenge grand prize, a free VIP trip to top motorsports locales and events in the Charlotte area, complete with a “backstage” tour of Richard Childress Racing

Mark earned top honors for his Roland DG Race Experience Challenge entry, a testimonial on Roland DG digital printing equipment which was judged “most compelling” from all other contest entries submitted at the Roland DG Restyling “Born to Wrap” Facebook page (

He wrote, “Since we bought our Roland DG printer, our business has tripled. The inks are the most vibrant, durable and longest lasting, and when we compare our wrapped vehicles with our competitors’ wraps, there is a drastic difference. You can tell that Roland DG inks are far superior! Roland DG stands behind their product with top notch customer service technicians and an excellent warranty. The print/cut feature saves us shop space and allows us to focus on our next design while the machine is doing its job flawlessly. Roland DG . . . the ONLY choice in the wrap industry.”

Well said, Mark!

2012 Annual Design Contest

Members of voted KA Grafix of Fredericksburg, Va., grand prize winner in this year’s social media-themed design contest, an accolade that won the firm a new Roland DG VersaStudio BN-20, complete with a supply of inks and media.

The winning design, ‘Battle of the Giants,’ depicts the two top social media companies battling it out in a comical, yet intriguing image. The graphic artfully features Facebook as an open book, with its pages fanned out to reveal a woman’s face. While this image clearly dominates the design, it appears to be under attack by a storm of blue feathers representing the rise of Twitter.

With more than 170,000 members, is the industry’s largest online community of T-shirt designers, printers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Each year, the forum sponsors a themed T-shirt design contest on its website at

2011 Roland DG Creative Awards

Celebrating Roland DG's 30th anniversary, the Roland DG Creative Awards showcased the best work by Roland DG owners around the world. Entries spanned a range of industries and applications, including everything from signage, banners and vehicle wraps to personalized accessories, jewelry designs and decorated apparel.

Taking home top prize for the North America region was Gamut Media for their work on the Saladish restaurant graphics, creating everything from the logo and menus to the window displays and wall murals, all on printed on a VersaCAMM SP-540V.

The Latin America regional winner was BACA-DG of Venezuala, for their work on the Alma Mia art exhibit featuring the art of Coral Hernandez, printed on Roland DG's Glossy Backlit Film with a VersaCAMM VS-640.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who entered.

2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

We are proud to welcome Joseph Diaz and Fabio Selani to the Roland DG family. These top designers earned new Roland DG devices by competing with hundreds of other Corel artists internationally through the 2011 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest.

Diaz received two Roland DG products for his entry, Steampunk Stella's - a VersaCAMM SP-300i for earning the grand prize, and a STIKA for topping the marketing/advertising category. A second STIKA was awarded to Fabio Selani, winner in the vehicle wraps category.

With categories representing a range of production and design disciplines, the contest celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW talent from around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.


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2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

CorelDRAW International Design Contest Winner and New VersaCAMM Owner

Aleksey Oglushevich

Professionals from more than sixty countries entered the 2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest, competing for the grand prize, a top-of-the-line Roland DG VersaCAMM VP-540i.

Oglushevich took first place in two of the contest’s six categories.

  • Promotional/Personalization/Awards
  • General Illustration/Fine Art.