Archive for category: Print/Cut

Designing for “The Longest Hallway in the World”

08 Apr
April 8, 2014

As senior graphic designer for Roland DGA, Priya Garcia is responsible for designing a wide range of materials, from product brochures and advertisements to print files, samples and wide-format trade show graphics, for each of the company’s product lines. With more than 20 years of graphic design experience, she has in-depth knowledge of design and […]

April 8, 2014

Getting Set-up for Stickers

21 Mar
March 21, 2014

When it comes to producing stickers, proper set-up can help streamline your workflow and save you valuable production time. Here are two cut settings in Adobe Illustrator and Roland VersaWorks that will help you increase efficiency and reduce waste when printing stickers and decals. In Adobe Illustrator The PerfCutContour Swatch If your customers are looking […]

March 21, 2014

Two-sided Window Graphics with Two Different Stories

07 Mar
March 7, 2014

It’s not an easy task to create a window graphic with two different sides and two different images or designs. In fact, it’s a pretty advanced application. If you’re ready to give it a try, Skip Grant of Grant Graphics has provided us with a few tips that you can follow to produce a great […]

March 7, 2014

Tips for Printing Metallic

31 Dec
December 31, 2013

Metallic ink is a great way to add pizzazz to a project, but how can you get these prints to really “pop?” Here are three tips that we think will help you achieve better results when printing metallic: Media Selection Media selection will have a huge impact on how your metallic colors will appear on […]

December 31, 2013

Our Take on The Rules of Wrap

20 Nov
November 20, 2013

One of the things we at Roland love most about wide-format graphics is their ability to transform just about anything into something completely different. If this strikes a chord with you, then you must really love vehicle wraps. They’re just plain cool. Wraps also represent one of the final frontiers of unregulated outdoor advertising.  How […]

November 20, 2013

Creating a Set of “Trick Chromed” Toyota Decals

05 Nov
November 5, 2013

Mark Roberts is the owner of The InterSign Group, a Houston-based company specializing in business branding, identification, marketing and way-finding.  In addition to running a successful business, Mark writes “how to” sign-making and digital printing articles and is a regular contributor to Sign Builder Illustrated magazine.  We have invited Mark to share his insights as […]

November 5, 2013

3 Steps to Apply ECO-UV ‘Clear’ Coat on Raster Data

18 Oct
October 18, 2013

Roland ECO-UV® inks are optimized for VersaUV® technology and are designed for flexibility and superior imaging. They offer enhanced scratch and alcohol resistance and adhere to a wide range of coated and un-coated materials. In addition to CMYK, ECO-UV is offered in 2 specialty coats – white and clear. Clear ink can be used for […]

October 18, 2013

Cutting Multiple Layer Designs Using CutStudio

27 Aug
August 27, 2013

For applications such as team numbers and vehicle graphics, using two or more layers of color is a great way to enhance your vinyl decal. In order to easily design and create this type of graphic, follow these easy steps. Create registration marks in the bottom corners of your design. Next use the select tool […]

August 27, 2013

Add Metallic to a Corporate Logo to Create a High-Impact Sample

03 Jul
July 3, 2013

Here’s a great tip for anyone looking to market their metallic printing capabilities. Start with your customer’s logo. It’s easy to create a metallic logo as a print sample, and it really shows off the enormous impact metallic can have on a graphic. All you need to do is replace a logo’s spot color with […]

July 3, 2013

VersaUV® Owners: Check Your UV Lamp Filter Often

12 Jun
June 12, 2013

Have you seen a UV lamp filter that looks like the one in this photo? If you have, it’s definitely time to replace that filter. A UV lamp filter clogged by ink mist and dust can cause LED lamp failures, requiring a replacement of the entire lamp assembly. We recommend checking your filter frequently and […]

June 12, 2013