Discover a multitude of useful inkjet printer and printer/cutter tips and tricks in this selection of small business articles and resources to help you grow your sign and graphics business. The following articles highlight Roland eco-solvent devices and VersaUV software as well as featuring inkjet printer sand printer/cutters posts to empower your business with productivity and profitability advice.
As senior graphic designer at Roland DGA, one of my personal highlights each year is creating print samples to show-off the capabilities of our machines. We start these design and print projects by creating a pseudo print brand to showcase our specialty inks and features such as print/cut. Like everything at Roland DGA, this is a team effort and with the help of amazing freelance illustrators like Joe Diaz, these projects are always some of our most eye-catching and impressive.
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.
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:
Before you start designing, you should size up the vehicle. Photograph the vehicle from all sides and take key measurements of the sides, hood, rear, roof and bumpers, then scale the photos accordingly in your design software.
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.
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.
The facts don’t lie. This infographic outlines the lower price point and reduced running costs of a Roland compared to latex technology and illustrates how Roland inkjets offer you more choice, more versatility and more power to you.
The flatbed printer revolution and what it means for your business. When discussing flatbed UV printing, the statement “what can’t you print on!” is probably more appropriate. With the right flatbed device, there are not many items you can’t directly print on. For sign shops and other design and print businesses, UV flatbed printing represents a massive increase in production capabilities.
A high percentage of the questions I receive from booth visitors at various trade shows are apparel related. This supports what I already know, that custom decorated apparel continues to grow in popularity. To answer some of the common questions I get at the tradeshows, here are some really useful pointers to help you efficiently produce quality custom clothing and accessories.
What do you get when you cross a Roland SOLJET with a businessman passionate about printing wall decals? A $2-million-a-year business on the rise. That’s the story of WallMonkeys CEO Jason Weisenthal, who transformed his home basement into a lean, mean, decal-printing machine in just under five years.