News, Views & How-To's
In the second of our info blog hubs, we’ve made an extensive list of all the useful tips and tricks for Roland DG software, inkjet printers, flatbeds, dye-sublimation printers, CNC machines, dental milling machines and more. Also included in this rundown are some small business advice articles and other resources to help you grow your company.
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.
Getting Set-up for Stickers
When it comes to producing stickers, proper set-up can help streamline your workflow and save you valuable production time. Here are two cut settings in Adobe Illustrator and Roland VersaWorks that will help you increase efficiency and reduce waste when printing stickers and decals.
3 Steps to Apply ECO-UV ‘Clear’ Coat on Raster Data
Roland ECO-UV® inks are optimized for VersaUV® technology and are designed for flexibility and superior imaging. They offer enhanced scratch and alcohol resistance and adhere to a wide range of coated and un-coated materials.
Cutting Multiple Layer Designs Using CutStudio
For applications such as team numbers and vehicle graphics, using two or more layers of color is a great way to enhance your vinyl decal. In order to easily design and create this type of graphic, follow these easy steps.
How to Obtain the Perfect Gray
One challenge many users are facing regularly is how to print neutral gray images. We have to admit, gray is one of toughest colors to achieve because it uses all four colors on the printer, and they have to be perfectly balanced. Any small variances in the ink amount can shift the color. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that perfect gray color.
Add Metallic to a Corporate Logo to Create a High-Impact Sample
Here’s a great tip for anyone looking to market their metallic printing capabilities. Start with your customer’s logo.
How to Replace Specialty Spot Colors in VersaWorks
In the Fall of 2012 we released a new, upgraded version of VersaWorks (4.8), with several new features, including six PANTONE® libraries that expand your spot color matching capabilities. A complete overview of these new libraries and all other VersaWorks features is located in the software section of our website.
Setting-up your Roland for a Mixed Mac & PC Environment
Regardless of whether you use a Mac or PC, network communication between these two platforms can be complicated, much like that of the users themselves.
VersaWorks Step & Repeat Function Makes Creating Patterns Easy
The Step & Repeat feature in VersaWorks allows you to fill a specified area with rows and columns of duplicated images. Each row or column can have its position shifted from the previous duplicates, creating a unique pattern. This feature is perfect for producing wall coverings and textile printing, or any application that involves patterns.