Making One-of-a-kind Souvenir Cookie Boxes Using UV Printers
11/13/2019 COTO-ZUKURI, Digital Printing
Shiroi Koibito is a popular brand of cookies made in Hokkaido, Japan. Manufacturer and retailer ISHIYA Co., Ltd. provides a unique service where customers can make their very own cookie boxes by printing their favorite photo on the tin box using a Roland DG UV printer.
Creating One-of-a-kind Items with Unique Bento Lunchbox Designs
10/18/2019 COTO-ZUKURI, Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
The membership-based, shared-factory Makers’ Base provides a unique service that has become a trending topic on social media in Japan. The service utilizes Roland DG's BT-12 direct-to-garment printer that is designed specifically for printing on cotton-based fabrics to enable customers to print out Japanese bento lunchboxes they designed themselves onto tote bags and other items.
Miyaart Graphic – Boosting Cultural Arts With Stunning VG2 Graphics
08/29/2019 Digital Printing
In our previous blog we spoke with a customer using our new TrueVIS VG2-540 wide-format eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutter as part of their business operations. Miyaart Graphic, located in Shinjuku in Tokyo, is involved in the production of signs, panels, wallpapers and many other types of graphic arts projects for cultural facilities like art galleries and museums. For this blog we chatted with Miyaart Graphic president Yoshinari Miyata (pictured above).
Roland DG Digital Tools Provide a Unique Creative Experience in Taiwan
08/07/2019 COTO-ZUKURI, 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.