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Jukka Korhonen (Loadus) from Jyväskylä, Finland is a master of digital design, including CAD, CG artwork, game design and photography. He is one of those rare individuals who’s never satisfied with just one type of creative endeavor and actively seeks out new technology, production methods and media. Roland first discovered his designs after we saw an online video he created of a brilliantly rendered AT-AT from Star Wars being plotted out with an “old school” Roland DXY-1150A machine.
NOTLabs Stands Out with Custom Milled Wooden POP Displays
Roland DGA talked to Shawn Sims, Director of NOTLabs about his latest milling project. NOTLabs, the production arm of inspiration site, NOTCOT, has completed yet another amazing 3D milling project that we’re excited to share. Shawn Sims, who was responsible for milling Andrew Bell’s skull design and the Jurassic Park Lego planters has taken milling to the next level with his latest project for David Kind Eyewear.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Planting a Jurassic Idea with NOTLabs and Roland 3D Milling Technology
Roland DGA talked to Shawn Sims from NOTLabs about his Jurassic World Toys project and prototyping with the MDX-540S. To coincide with the merchandising of its Jurassic World collection of movie themed products, Target reached out to design trendsetters, NOTCOT, to see what they could come up with. With the help of the Roland MDX-540S rapid prototyping machine, they created custom designed and milled desktop planters that look like Lego® pieces and are simply “Rex’trodinary.”
Fact Check-Infographic to See How Roland and Latex Compare
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.
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.
The WithRoland Video Contest
See some of the videos that are making us smile, laugh and cry and enter your own. Who knew that Roland print devices could help you fall in love, feed some fish, or get you out of a snowstorm? With less than two weeks to go in our WithRoland video contest, we’re calling for Roland users to share their video story to win a Roland product of their choice and we’re already discovering so much about our customers and how they use Roland technology. Here are just a few entries that we’d like to share with you in hope that you too will be inspired to put your WithRoland story on film: