Roland Technology Helps Animal Planet TV Series "Tanked" Create Outlandish Fish Tanks for Celebrity Clients
Tanked TV Series
The next time you’re watching the Animal Planet television series Tanked, keep an eye out for one of Roland’s advanced wide-format inkjet printers, or state-of-the-art rotary engraving machines on the set.
Tanked follows the antics of two brothers-in-law – Wayde King and Brett Raymer – as they run the nation’s largest aquarium company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). King, Raymer and the rest of the Tanked crew rely on a Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 wide-format inkjet printer/cutter and a Roland EGX-360 Rotary Engraving Machine to add unique touches to their unconventional, larger-than-life projects.
"An important part of that customization process is incorporating bold, colorful prints and precision graphics, and that’s exactly what the VersaCAMM VS-640 delivers," said Phillip Dominguez.
According to Phillip Dominguez, art director for Acrylic Tank Manufacturing and owner of Identity, Inc, a Las Vegas-based advertising and print studio, Roland technology plays an essential role in the making of ATM’s highly customized fish tanks. "We build tanks for a long list of noteworthy clients, and each one is incredibly personalized for the individual," said Dominguez. "An important part of that customization process is incorporating bold, colorful prints and precision graphics, and that’s exactly what the VersaCAMM VS-640 delivers."
Dominguez is also impressed by the design elements made possible by the VS-640 printer’s specialty ink capabilities. "Having the ability to incorporate white and metallic inks into our graphics is a big advantage, he noted. "Other printers we’ve used in the past simply didn’t have this kind of functionality."
ATM is also using its Roland EGX-360 Rotary Engraver to add special touches to the unusual fish tanks the team builds for restaurants, casinos, banks, hotels, churches, corporate offices, mansions, zoos and museums around the globe. "We’re really just getting started with the EGX-360 and from what I’ve seen so far, it’s another truly amazing machine," noted Dominguez. "It’s the perfect tool for adding eye-catching 3-D effects to the one-of-a-kind tanks we create."
Roland technology has expanded the creative options available to the Tanked cast and crew, opening up a sea of possibilities. Tune it to upcoming segments to see what kind of wild ideas they come up with next.