2014 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Roland Creative Awards

CorelDRAW International Design Contest

The 2014 Roland Creative Awards Contest once again showcased the diverse and highly original works of talented Roland users. Entries spanned a range of industries and applications, with each of our three winners receiving an all-expense paid trip to Roland's first-ever inkjet user conference, imagiNATION 2014, in Las Vegas.

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The winner for week one was Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based StickerCity for their unique holographic, multi-color vehicle wrap of a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster using a Roland SOLJET XR-640 printer/cutter.

Our week two winner was Huntington Beach California's Monster Image for their one-of-a-kind, panoramic bathroom wrap printed on a Roland Pro 4 XR-640.

Taking top honors for week three was SignCo of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canadian graphics company impressed our judges with an unusual, three-dimensional billboard created for the Vancouver Aquarium.


CorelDRAW® International Design Contest

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Alexei Oglushevich of Russia, and all of the category winners, in the 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest.

Oglushevich's Grand Prize package includes a new Roland VersaStudio® BN-20 desktop printer/cutter. This year's contest featured entries from thousands of talented graphic designers from all over the world, competing in seven different categories.

Also winning Roland STIKA SV-15 vinyl cutters for first place category finishes were:

Misa Mladenovic - Serbia (Advertising/Specialty Graphics)

Jesus Irvin Herrera Aquino - Mexico (Vehicle Wraps),

Boopalan M. - India (Student).

The Corel International Design Contest represents a range of production and design disciplines and celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW users around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.

2013 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Varsha Transprint, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • 3 Gold
  • 3 Silver
  • 4 Bronze
  • 4 Honorable Mentions

SagaBoy Productions, Santa Monica, Calif.

  • Gold

Alpine Graphic Productions, Schomberg, Ontario, Canada

  • Bronze

Metropolitan West, Santa Monica, Calif.

  • 1 Gold
  • 1 Bronze

Maxwell Dixon, Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Gold

"I Love Roland" Instagram Contest

Instagram Contest

At ISA Expo 2013, show attendees snapped photos of themselves at the Roland booth (or with Roland products displayed elsewhere on the show floor) and posted the shots to Instagram to enter our daily iPad Mini giveaway. Three lucky winners are now enjoying their new tablets. Follow us on Instagram at @Rolanddga.

Instagram winners


SGIA Golden Image Awards

SGIA Golden Image Awards

Demonstrating superior creativity, design work and craftsmanship, two Roland businesses took top honors in the 2012 Golden Image Awards held at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

In the “Building Graphics - Digital Entries” category, Gamut Media of Brea, Calif. won the gold ribbon for “Saladish,” a bold, colorful restaurant interior décor and branding campaign that included floor-to-ceiling wall wraps, POP displays and other graphics produced using the company’s VersaCAMM inkjet printer/cutter.

In the “Unique Applications - Digital Entries” category, Build A Birdhouse of East Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the gold ribbon for “Creative Birdhouses,” a whimsical collection of custom birdhouses decorated in digitally printed vinyl graphics, also created on a Roland VersaCAMM.

Congratulations to you both!

Gamut Media - Saladish

Roland Race Experience Challenge

Mark Caron of MHC Sign and Design won the 2012 Roland Race Experience Challenge grand prize, a free VIP trip to top motorsports locales and events in the Charlotte area, complete with a “backstage” tour of Richard Childress Racing

Mark earned top honors for his Roland Race Experience Challenge entry, a testimonial on Roland digital printing equipment which was judged “most compelling” from all other contest entries submitted at the Roland Restyling “Born to Wrap” Facebook page (

He wrote, “Since we bought our Roland printer, our business has tripled. The inks are the most vibrant, durable and longest lasting, and when we compare our wrapped vehicles with our competitors’ wraps, there is a drastic difference. You can tell that Roland inks are far superior! Roland stands behind their product with top notch customer service technicians and an excellent warranty. The print/cut feature saves us shop space and allows us to focus on our next design while the machine is doing its job flawlessly. Roland . . . the ONLY choice in the wrap industry.”

Well said, Mark!

RCR Race Experience Winner Annual Design Contest

Members of voted KA Grafix of Fredericksburg, Va., grand prize winner in this year’s social media-themed design contest, an accolade that won the firm a new Roland VersaStudio BN-20, complete with a supply of inks and media.

The winning design, ‘Battle of the Giants,’ depicts the two top social media companies battling it out in a comical, yet intriguing image. The graphic artfully features Facebook as an open book, with its pages fanned out to reveal a woman’s face.  While this image clearly dominates the design, it appears to be under attack by a storm of blue feathers representing the rise of Twitter.

With more than 170,000 members, is the industry’s largest online community of T-shirt designers, printers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Each year, the forum sponsors a themed T-shirt design contest on its website at

T-Shirt Forum winner


Roland Creative Awards

Creative Awards Logo

Celebrating Roland DG's 30th anniversary, the Roland Creative Awards showcased the best work by Roland owners around the world. Entries spanned a range of industries and applications, including everything from signage, banners and vehicle wraps to personalized accessories, jewelry designs and decorated apparel.

Taking home top prize for the North America region was Gamut Media for their work on the Saladish restaurant graphics, creating everything from the logo and menus to the window displays and wall murals, all on printed on a VersaCAMM SP-540V.

The Latin America regional winner was BACA-DG of Venezuala, for their work on the Alma Mia art exhibit featuring the art of Coral Hernandez, printed on Roland's Glossy Backlit Film with a VersaCAMM VS-640.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who entered.

View regional winners from around the world.

View the full gallery of entries.

North America Award winner
Latin America Winner

CorelDRAW® International Design Contest

CorelDRAW International Design Contest

We are proud to welcome Joseph Diaz and Fabio Selani to the Roland family. These top designers earned new Roland devices by competing with hundreds of other Corel artists internationally through the 2011 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest.


Diaz received two Roland products for his entry, Steampunk Stella's - a VersaCAMM SP-300i for earning the grand prize, and a STIKA for topping the marketing/advertising category. A second STIKA was awarded to Fabio Selani, winner in the vehicle wraps category.

With categories representing a range of production and design disciplines, the contest celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW talent from around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.


How Not to Build the Perfect Printer Contest Winner


CorelDRAW® International Design Contest

CorelDRAW International Design Contest Winner and New VersaCAMM Owner

Aleksey Oglushevich

Professionals from more than sixty countries entered the 2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest, competing for the grand prize, a top-of-the-line Roland VersaCAMM VP-540i.

Oglushevich took first place in two of the contest’s six categories.
  • Promotional/Personalization/Awards
  • General Illustration/Fine Art.

Gina Alexander Handbags
Textile category: Other

These fabric handbags featured custom graphics produced on Roland Hi-FI Express FP-740 74” sublimation printers.

Luma Brite Mad Wrapper
Lighted Vehicle Wrap
Unique Applications category: Digital Entry 

Graphics for this illuminated vehicle wrap were produced on a Roland SOLJET PRO III XC-540 54” inkjet printer/cutter.

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