News, Views & How-To's
Came across this infographic on 3D printing and thought I’d share. While Roland has been in 3D in the form of CNC machining (Subtractive Rapid Prototyping) for over 30 years, we’ve only been in 3D printing (Additive Rapid Prototyping) for less than a year. Like you, we’re learning a lot about the technology and applications every day.
15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag
Welcome to summer, and for those of you who might be traveling overseas, or even across the country for summer vacations, I came across this neat infographic with some tips on handling the dreaded jet lag. While I’ve found my own little tricks to work well, these are some great general rules of thumb when being upside-down somewhere in the world circadian rhythm-wise.
We’ve recently expanded our offices, built out a full demo room, and revamped many of our workspaces here at Roland. Our local magazine, OC Metro picked it up and featured us in a article.
ISA 2014 Wrap-up
“Great Idea” was the theme for the 2014 ISA show held in Orlando, Florida Thursday April 24- Saturday April 26. The ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign industry’s largest show. Held each spring, the event features the latest products showcasing the breadth of the sign and visual communications industry. The Expo also offers a wide array of education and networking events. There was something for everyone.
Steady Gains in Confidence
It looks as though there are some positive signs in the wind in the April Wall Street Journal/Vistage survey of the state of the economy. Confidence is good, and trends are up.
Harsh Weather Diminishes Economic Outlook?
Today I found this infographic and can say that extreme weather affected our business these first two months of the year. Did it affect yours?
21 SGIA Golden Image Awards 2013!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m amazed at what our customers do with Roland equipment – this time for SGIA’s Golden Image Awards. Roland customers won 21 awards in various categories & with multiple entries. My congratulations to each of our customers below – You guys rock!
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!
Wide-Format Imaging’s State of the Industry: Roland DGA’s Perspective
Wide-format Imaging Magazine recently did their annual “State of the Industry” wrap up with several companies in our space. While we’ll make it into some answers, I thought I’d post our responses to each of the questions. Enjoy!
Confidence Is On The Rise
CEO Confidence is on the rise, which should be a good indicator or data point for looking into the near future. Since Vistage tends to focus on small/medium business, it’s certainly good to see this trend as most sign shops would fall into this category.