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“A” FOR “APPAREL”

Starting at “A” and kicking off our A-Z series of what you can print on with a Roland printer, is “apparel.” The following steps shows you how to print on items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats and more! It’s easy to get started in custom apparel. All you need is a Roland printer/cutter and Heat Transfer Material (HTM3).

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Emboss Like a Boss – Inspirational UV Ink Effects

There was a time when embossing meant creating a special die-cut stamp for a letterpress machine that would impress the design onto a paper substrate. There’s definitely still a place for these traditional techniques, however, with digital UV technologies from Roland DG, the art of adding textures and embossed effects to all manner of media and surfaces has never been easier or more impressive.

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GoPro Camera Accessory 3D Printed

Roland’s monoFab ARM-10 is the kind of device that helps engineers, product designers, artists and other creative people solve problems. At our Roland DG headquarters in Irvine, that’s exactly what we find ourselves doing more and more, as we continue to discover new ways to use this handy desktop 3D printer.

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With Roland Videos #2 – Roland Machines In-Action

Our With Roland video contest generated a great response from Roland DGA customers who allowed us into their businesses and lives to share how Roland machines have helped them grow and succeed. The contest is now over and the winner of a brand new Roland has been chosen, but we loved watching all the video entries, so we’d like to share some of them here. In the second of our series of videos that celebrate our With Roland entrants and the amazing work they do, here is a sample of the videos that show Roland DGA customers in-action.

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3 Things You Should Know About Dye-Sublimation

Digital printing technology has improved rapidly, and as a result, it’s merged and diversified industries so that screen printers are now offering digital printing and sign shops are able to offer apparel. We saw this type of industry adaptation happen with the emergence of eco-solvent printers, and we can see it now with dye-sublimation printers.

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Cool 3D Printing Infographic

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.

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What Can’t You Print On?

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.

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Simplify Apparel Decoration with these Helpful Application Tips

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.

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It's a 3D World

The recent introduction of Roland’s new monoFab™ series ARM-10 3D printer and SRM-20 milling machine is generating a significant amount of industry and media buzz. And that’s understandable. Afterall, these state-of-the-art, compact devices are capable of doing something pretty incredible – namely, turning ideas into reality. These innovative machines, which can be used together as a system or as stand-alone devices, are attracting the attention of high-tech magazines and websites worldwide.

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