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Digital Publishing Solutions Innovation of the Year Awards for 2013


Just got this email for nominees for Digital Publishing Solutions Innovation of the Year Awards for 2013. I may be biased, but there are some fantastic entries here. Amazingly, a full 57% (8 out of 14) of them are done using Roland technology (we had to ask behind the scenes as it’s not always mentioned below). We truly work with some astonishingly creative professionals, who push the boundaries of what’s possible. By putting “magical” products in the hands of masters, and you get some unbelievably good outcomes. My hat is off to all of our Roland pro’s! Chapeau!

I’d like to invite you to check out the applications nominated below, and let us know what you think. If you’d like to vote, please do. (Thanks in advance if you vote for Roland-developed work!)

Thanks for reading,


It’s time for the inaugural Innovation of the Year contest, honoring some of the most innovative work in digital print, publishing, and packaging. The nominees below were submitted by peers for your consideration.Scroll down to view all and click on the images to vote for the winner! Voting closes 10/25/2013.

Nominee: Crawford Industries

Location: Crawfordsville, IN, USA

About the Project: Customized and digitally printed menu for O’Charley’s Restaurant

Tools Used: interlinkONE

Nominee: CSW, Inc.

Location: Ludlow, MA, USA

About the Project: Package prototype with white ink and spot UV colors

Tools Used: Roland VersaUV LEC-330 30-inch UV inkjet printer/cutter, Roland ECO-UV inks

Nominee: Dream Signs

Location: Armenia, Quindio, Columbia, South America

About the Project: Salesfloor display for a commercial real estate development

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Roland VersaCAMM SP-300i printer/cutter, Roland CAMM 1 vinyl cutter, Roland Eco-Sol MAX inks

Nominee: Hazen Paper’s Holographic Lab

Location: Holyoke, MA, USA

About the Project: Custom holographic front and back cover design for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Tools Used: HP Indigo 7500, Hologjet Digital media

Nominee: Iconography Studios

Location: Los Alamitos, CA, USA

About the Project: Accordion wrap for client Cory Pesaturo

Tools Used: Roland SOLJET XC-540 and 3M IJ180 with 8518 laminate

Nominee: Kirkwood Direct

Location: Wilmington, MA, USA

About the Project: Magnetic displays that are easy to put up and take down for Comcast/Xfinity

Nominee: Latka Print

Location: Westfield, MA, USA

About the Project: Logo and die-cut brochure

Tools Used: InterlinkONE

Nominee: Maxwell Dickson

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

About the Project: Direct print onto tempered glass

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Roland VersaWorks, Roland LEJ-640, Rland Eco-UV gloss ink overlay

Nominee: Metropolitan West

Location: West Los Angeles, CA, USA

About the Project: Wall graphic for SKN at Wolcott Architectural for Real D

Tools Used: Roland VersaUV LEJ-640, Korographics Abaco Beach, Adobe Photoshop, Roland VersaWorks

Nominee: Peek Packaging

Location: Carlsbad, CA, USA

About the Project:Packaging for California Fruit Company

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Roland VersaUV LEC-540

Nominee: Print Art

Location: Egg Harbor, NJ, USA

About the Project: Trade show promotional pop-up

Nominee: SIPE, Inc.

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

About the Project: Promotional folder and cards

Tools Used: Adobe Photoshop, MGI JETvarnish 3-D

Nominee: Tobe Direct

Location: Louisville, KY, USA

About the Project: Digital print for direct mail pieces, flyers, and handouts

Tools Used: interlinkONE

Nominee: Virtuoso Graphics

Location: Houston, TX, USA

About the Project: Labels for facialist and beauty product creator Brian Champagne

Tools Used: Roland VS-640 and Oracal Oralfol 3620 clear vinyl

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Rick Scrimger

Rick Scrimger is a company culture and management expert. Rick swims, bikes, and runs, but is mostly the Chief Daughter Entertainer & Chief Diaper Changer at home.