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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: (more…)

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What Can’t You Print On?

The flatbed printer revolution and what it means for your business.

By Jay Roberts, Product Manager for UV Devices at Roland DGA.

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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Wet or Dry? The Need for Both Dental Milling Machines

dental milling machinery

Why purchasing separate and dedicated machines for glass ceramic and zirconia makes sense

by Brian Brooks, Roland’s dental solutions expert.

Roland DGA recently announced the release of the DWX-4W, our company’s first wet-milling machine. It was added to the Roland family of dental milling devices in answer to our lab and dental users need for a wet-milling option to handle many of the new brands and materials such as IPS e.max®. The DWX-4W fills a gap in many dental restoration workflows, giving laboratories the added flexibility of milling glass ceramic, lithium disilicate and composite resin materials that are becoming increasingly popular in the industry due to their high translucency, increased flexural strength and hardness, and overall aesthetic value for inlay/onlays and other smile line restorations. (more…)

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How Small Business Entrepreneurs Can Become a Magnet for Luck

Don’t wait for good things to happen- go out there and make luck work for you!

The old adage that success can be achieved by simply outworking the other guy definitely has validity to it. However, it’s widely accepted that “luck” also plays a major role in any business success. As super entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Richard Branson confessed in a recent online interview:

Richard Branson Quote

Quote courtesy of LinkedIn interview series

So, if you need luck to succeed, how do you put yourself in the right place and time to catch that lucky break? What lucky sauce do you need to beg, borrow, or steal to help create that delicious sandwich of success? We’ve gathered insights from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs to try to explore the idea of luck and how you can make it work for you.

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What Print Color is This Dress?

Original dress image courtesy of swiked.tumblr.com.

What that dress teaches us about color management and converting photo color into print.

What color is this dress? We don’t see blue and black, or white and gold, we only see color management, color perception and output control that can be put into practice. To the uninitiated out there, the following blog post explores the issue of converting color we see onscreen to something which exists in the physical world as printed graphics, and how those colors will be output and perceived. (more…)

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