Welcoming Our 2019 Service Department Interns
08/22/2019 Corporate Activities
Roland DG has been running an internship program for international students since 2017. This year, students from the University of Michigan in the US joined us for the 6-week program. For this edition of the blog we had a chance to speak to the interns assigned to the Service Department.
Roland DG Digital Tools Provide a Unique Creative Experience in Taiwan
08/07/2019 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
Roland DG hosts various events at stores and other facilities to provide as many people as possible a unique creative experience for bringing their ideas to life using our digital tools like UV printers. These events are not only held in Japan, but are also increasingly being organized abroad. This report is about a workshop event recently held at a shopping complex in Taiwan.
Fab Lab DAZAIFU – Helping More People Become DIY Makers
07/08/2019 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
Japan’s 11th community-based workshop Fab Lab DAZAIFU is located in Dazaifu, Fukuoka. This fab lab is unique in that it is operated by a private organization – GooDay, a chain of home improvement stores around northern Kyushu. Among the various digital tools available is Roland DG’s LEF-12 UV printer.
Giken – Promoting High-quality Signboards as a Sales Distributor and Manufacturer
06/28/2019 Digital Printing
Located in Suruga-ku in Shizuoka, Giken Co., Ltd. is a distributor of wide-format inkjet printers and media used for signboards, and is also a professional sign maker with its own printing business. It was one of the first companies to begin using Roland DG’s new TrueVIS VG2-540 wide-format eco-solvent printer/cutter that was released in March 2019. We interviewed Masahiko Matsumoto, the president of Giken, about the printers being used at Giken.
COTOVAN Delivers Unique Experiences on First Road Trip Around Kyushu!
06/19/2019 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
Roland DG’s custom vehicle – first unveiled in February 2019 and equipped with our digital tools to give visitors unique, fun experiences like creating their very own accessories – has been given an official name: COTOVAN! It recently made its first mobile workshop tour to several GooDay home improvement stores located around northern Kyushu in Japan.
Lifelong Dream of African Safari Now a Reality for Discover Roland/Explore Africa Contest Winner
05/17/2019 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
The dream trip of a lifetime is now a reality for a former Bosnian war refugee and current Arizona sign shop owner Mladen Mirkovic. Mirkovic was the winner of the Grand Prize in Roland DG’s Discover Roland/Explore Africa Contest – an all-expenses paid, luxury African sightseeing safari for two.