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Roland DGA

A Print Wonderland! Take a 3D Look Inside our Roland DGA Headquarters

If you’ve never visited our Roland DGA headquarters in Irvine, then here’s a first person 3D look at our Creative Center and showroom via the power of Google. If you can’t stop by our Irvine office to say hello and to take a look at some of the cool graphics on display, this is the next best thing.

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Meet Some Successful Large Format Graphics Businesses and Discover Why they Chose Roland

At Roland, we love our customers and we’re inspired by what they do with Roland products. We recently visited three Roland customers who are doing really exciting things in the sign and graphics industry and asked them why they chose Roland printers. Here is a short video of what they had to say:

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De-Mystifying Some Myths About Eco-Solvent Ink

We hear a lot of debate on the subject of eco-solvent ink vs. latex ink and as the company that produces Eco-Sol® MAX, the most popular inks in the wide format durable graphics printer market, we feel the need to dispel some myths others send around the industry, so that buyers are aware of the real facts before deciding upon a wide format printer and ink system.

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Roland Joins the Fury with the Lotus Mad Max F1 Car

Likely, most Roland vehicle wrap users and other Roland gearheads have already seen the Mad Max Fury Road movie with its spectacular array of post apocalyptic hotrods and weirdly wonderful machines. What you might not know is that Roland DG had a small part to play in the promotion of this movie with a very special F1 car that looks like it spent more time in the deserted wastelands of Australia, chasing after the elusive Mad Max than it has on an F1 track.

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Synchronize Your Color Workspace

We all know that there are many output factors that can affect color (heat, resolution, ink limit, profile, spot colors, etc.) There are also factors on the input side (occurring before you even bring a file into queue) that will influence the way the colors in a file will print. Creating a synchronized color works pace within your design software will give you the best chance of having predictable color across different design platforms and file types.

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Improve UV Ink Adhesion with a Clear Undercoat

One of the greatest advantages of UV ink is its compatibility with a wide variety of substrates. Unlike solvent or water-based inks that react with the surface or get absorbed by the coating, UV ink sits on the surface and bonds to it just like an adhesive. A number of factors, including the finish and composition of the surface and the amount of ink being used, can affect the strength of this bonding.

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