- AMDEK Corporation was established in Osaka as a subsidiary of the Roland Corporation with the goal of expanding further upon a wealth of electronic music technology, beginning with the manufacture of electronic music instrument kits.
- Released the CMU-800 Computer Music, which allowed the user to compose and automatically perform music using a computer.
- Released the DXY-100 pen plotter, which could be connected to a computer to produce architectural drawings and schematics.
- Established a factory in Takaoka-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.
- Changed the corporate name to Roland DG Corporation (DG stands for Digital Group).
- Released the DXY-800 A3-size pen plotter.
- Established a subsidiary in Belgium.
- Moved the company headquarters to Takaoka-cho, Hamamatsu.
- Released the DPX-2000 A2-size pen plotter.
- Released the first of the CAMM-3 series of 3D milling machines, the PNC-3000.
- Released the DPX-3300/2200 A1/A2-size flatbed pen plotters.
- Released the first of the CAMM-2 series of engraving machines, the PNC-2000.
- Moved the company headquarters to a new office in Okubo-cho, Hamamatsu.
- Released the first of the CAMM-1 series of cutting plotters, the PNC-1000.
- Established a subsidiary in Australia.
- Established a subsidiary in the U.S.A.
- Released the Sketchmate RP-11P, an A4 size pen plotter aimed at the hobby market.
- Released the STIKA SCP-85, a combination of hand scanner and cutting plotter.
- Established a factory in Shin Miyakoda, Hamamatsu.
- Shifted market focus from CAD to signage.
- Released the Color CAMM PNC-5000, the world’s first thermal transfer technology color printer/cutter.
- Released the STIKA STX-7 compact cutting plotter and MODELA MDX-3 3D milling machine, targeting the hobby and crafts markets.
- Released the CAMMJET CJ-70, the world’s first wide-format inkjet printer/cutter, capable of printing water-based pigment ink.
- Released the PICZA PIX-3 compact 3D scanner for the hobby and crafts markets.
- Shifted from line production to cell production system.
- Moved the company headquarters to Shin-Miyakoda, Hamamatsu.
- Released the world’s first 6-color, 1440-dpi wide-format inkjet printer, the Hi-Fi JET FJ-50.
- Focused our business on Color and 3D solutions.
- Received ISO 9001 certification.
- Introduced the Digital Factory concept.
- Hi-Fi JET FJ-50/40 becomes first wide-format inkjet printer to receive the TOYO INK Standard Color certification.
- Received ISO 14001 certification.
- Commenced production with Digital YATAI (digitized cell production system).
- Released the MODELA Pro MDX-500 professional 3D milling machine.
- Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
- Released the METAZA MPX-50, a photo impact printer capable of transferring photographs and illustrations onto metal and acrylic.
- Hi-Fi JET PRO FJ-500/400 receives the DIC Standard Color certification.
- Released the LPX-250 3D laser scanner.
- Released the SOLJET SC-500 inkjet printer/cutter, capable of printing solvent ink (SOL INK).
- Released the EGX-300, a multi-purpose desktop-size engraving machine.
- Established a subsidiary in the U.K.
- Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
- Released the VersaCAMM SP-300, an inkjet printer/cutter designed to enhance on-demand production of small jobs.
- Introduced the DVE business concept.
- Released the SOLJET SJ-1000EX grand format inkjet printer, capable of 2,600mm print width.
- Launched the Roland@Net service to provide software upgrades via the Internet.
- Released the new Roland VersaWorks RIP software.
- Established a subsidiary in Spain.
- Established a new Miyakoda factory.
- Released the JWX-10 jewelry wax modeling machine.
- Opened a branch office in Germany.
- Founded Roland DG Academy in Japan.
- Released the new eco-solvent ink ECO-SOL MAX that is both user and eco-friendly.
- Established a subsidiary in Italy.
- Implemented D-shop (Digital cell production system)
- Released the Hi-Fi EXPRESS FP-740 dye-sublimation inkjet printer.
- Implemented IMS (Integrated Management System), incorporating ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
- Released the VersaCAMM VP series inkjet printer/cutter, capable of in-house production of promotional materials.
- Developed the Roland Intelligent Pass Control, which delivers smooth gradations and flawless solid colors.
- Developed the Roland Color System Library, which optimizes color fidelity.
- Founded Roland DG Creative Center in Japan.
- Released the VersaUV LEC-300, UV-LED inkjet printer/cutter, capable of multi-layered printing on a wide variety of substrates.
- Launched Roland DG Care.
- Released the new SRP PlayerPro 3D CAM software.
- Expanded Miyakoda factory.
- Established a subsidiary in Denmark.
- Released the SOLJET PRO Ⅲ XC-540MT, the world’s first inkjet printer/cutter, capable of printing metallic silver ink
- Launched "Imagine. Roland DG" global branding campaign.
- The total number of wide-format color inkjet printers shipped exceeded 100,000.
- Released the first of the DWX series of dental milling machines, the DWX-30.
- Released the VersaSTUDIO BN-20, the world’s first desktop-size inkjet printer/cutter, capable of printing metallic silver ink.
- Released the VersaUV LEJ-640, hybrid UV-LED inkjet printer, capable of printing on a wide variety of flexible roll media and rigid substrates.
- Released the VersaUV LEF-12, desktop-size UV-LED inkjet printer.
- Established the first foreign manufacturing subsidiary in Thailand.
- Released the iModela iM-01 digital hobby mill.
- Released the METAZA MPX-90M, direct part marking device for the medical industry.
- Established a subsidiary in China.
- Established a subsidiary in Korea.
- Established a shared services subsidiary in Spain.
- Held a Creative Awards contest recognizing the creativity of Roland DG users worldwide.
- Released the VersaArt RA-640, aqueos inkjet printer, targeting emerging markets.
- Released the SOLJET PRO 4 XR-640, inkjet printer/cutter, featuring an advanced eight-channel print head and new ECO-SOL MAX 2 inks.
- Implemented the GlobalOne structural reform initiative.
- Formed a subsidiary in Brazil.
- Released the SOLJET PRO 4 XF-640, the company’s fastest inkjet printer to date.
- Held the first-ever SE Awards of the World contest.
- Established a subsidiary in the Netherlands, a holding company providing fund management of group companies in Europe.
- Formed a subsidiary in Russia.
- Released the monoFab series, the company's first 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new milling machine, the SRM-20.
- Released the Texart RT-640, dye sublimation transfer printer for exclusive use in textile printing.
- Launched medical instrument traceability and maintenance support system project run in conjunction with Hamamatsu University School of Medicine.
- Released the company’s first wet mill, the DWX-4W and a new dry mill, the DWX-51D.
- Released the Texart XT-640, dye sublimation transfer printer for exclusive use in textile printing.
- Released the TrueVIS VG-640/540, SG-540/300 equipped with newly developed Roland DG FlexFire print head and new TrueVIS INK.
- Released the Fluorescent Pink and Yellow inks formulated for the Texart line.
- Transferred the 3D business to a newly-established subsidiary, DGSHAPE Corporation.
- DGSHAPE started operation focusing on the dental, medical and 3D digital fabrication businesses.
- DGSHAPE released the DWP-80S its first dental 3D printer, and the DWX-52DC simultaneously as the first products under DGSHAPE brand.
- DGSHAPE released the DWX-52DCi with DWINDEX performance visualization software to help dental labs run a more productive and efficient business.
- DGSHAPE released the LD-80, the world's first laser foil decorator.
- Released cotodesign design and print management software for customizing store merchandise on demand using customers' favorite designs and photos.
- Released the TrueVIS VG2/SG2 series wide-format inkjet printer/cutters with new TR2 ink.
- Released the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 desktop direct-to-garment printer for printing directly on cotton-based products.
- DGSHAPE released the DE-3 desktop engraver, the first under its own brand.
- Released the VF2-640 inkjet printer as the first print-only model to be added to the TrueVIS series.
- Added newly developed Green TR2 ink for TrueVIS VG2 series inkjet printer/cutters and the VF2-640 inkjet printer.
- Released the VersaUV LEF2-300D benchtop UV flatbed printer, capable of printing directly on materials up to 200 mm thick.
- Released the VersaUV LEC2-640/330 printer/cutters.
- Launched the free cloud-based Roland DG Connect service.
- Released the VersaSTUDIO BN-20A desktop printer/cutter.
- Adopted carbon-free electricity at the headquarters and Miyakoda Plant.
- Released the TrueVIS VG3/SG3 series wide-format inkjet printer/cutters.
- Established a joint venture company engaged in binder-jet 3D printer business in China.