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Attractive Sublimation Printer Seeks the Perfect Heat Press

The importance of matching the right heat-transfer press with your dye-sublimation printer

by Lily Hunter, Product Manager for Dye-Sublimation Technology at Roland DGA

Okay, so you’ve got a dye-sublimation printer in mind, but you’re wondering what kind of heat press will complete your perfect dye-sublimation workflow? There are many options out-there and choosing the right heat press isn’t easy. Much depends on the type of products and applications that are in your business plan, and other factors, like size, type, and cost will need to be considered. (more…)

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Gamut Media Creates Rockstar Murals for Snoop Dogg

It’s not surprising that rockstar sign and graphics company, Gamut Media would have rockstar clients, like the King of Long Beach himself, Snoop Dogg. Roland talked to Phillip Yu, Creative Director at Gamut Media about the Gamut Media graphics empire, their recent work for Snoop Dogg, and the things sign and graphics businesses need to do to keep high profile customers coming back for more. (more…)

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Digital Designer Loadus and His Devious Plotting

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.

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Emboss Like a Boss – Inspirational UV Ink Effects

Featured image (above) courtesy of Cascade Graphics 

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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