Roland DG Sponsors World's Largest Digital Art Battle
06/13/2018 Events & Tradeshows, Digital Printing
The LIMITS Digital Art Battle World Grand Prix 2018 was held at Shibuya Hikarie Hall (Hall-A) in Tokyo over the May 12-13 weekend. Roland DG sponsored the event to support the creative activities of artists utilizing digital technology, and also assisted with the production of official merchandise.
STEAM Education on the Rise in China
05/16/2018 Events & Tradeshows, Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
A new approach to learning called STEAM education is growing in popularity throughout China and Roland DG’s sales and marketing subsidiary in China, Roland DG China (DGC), is playing a key role in its implementation. To find out more about this initiative, we talked with Cheng Qi, marketing manager at DGC.
Shared Factory Makers’ Base Offers New Way to Experience Fabrication at Shopping Centers – Part 2
02/13/2018 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
Membership-based factory Makers’ Base recently launched its new permanent shop Makers’ Base Chiba in the JUNNU wing of the Sogo Chiba department store in Chiba, Japan. Continuing from the first part of this blog series, Junpei Matsuda (photo, above), COO of Makers’ Inc., talked about the services available at Makers’ Base Chiba, as well as plans for the future.
Shared Factory Makers’ Base Offers New Way to Experience Fabrication at Shopping Centers – Part 1
02/07/2018 Digital Printing, Events & Tradeshows
Sogo Chiba, a department store located in Chiba, Japan, recently opened the doors to its newly refurbished JUNNU shopping wing and held the “JUNNU Christmas Night” opening event on December 8, 2017. Makers’ Base, a membership-based shared factory featured in previous editions of the Imagine blog*, opened Makers’ Base Chiba, a permanent shop at the refurbished JUNNU wing. On the day of the opening event, customers enjoyed creating customized items using photos that they brought in to the workshop.
Fabrication Workshop Makes Learning Circuitry Fun — Part 2
11/27/2017 Events & Tradeshows, 3D Digital Fabrication
In this part, Kazuharu Muramatsu of the company’s DGSHAPE Market Development Department who planned the workshop, and Fab Lab Hiratsuka Director and Associate Professor of Kanagawa University Faculty of Business Administration, Daisuke Doyo, who was the instructor at the event, talk about the background to the workshop and their thoughts after holding the event.
Fabrication Workshop Makes Learning Circuitry Fun — Part 1
11/22/2017 Events & Tradeshows, 3D Digital Fabrication
Roland DG held a fabrication workshop for educators and Fab Lab managers on September 9 and 16 at the Roland DG Creative Center located in the Tokyo Sales Office. The workshop was based on the concept of providing a fun approach to learning about electronics manufacturing, and was organized with the cooperation of Sony Corporation MESH project and Fab Lab Hiratsuka located on the Kanagawa University Faculty of Business Administration campus.
Roland DG Solutions Play Starring Role at Istanbul Creative Hub
09/26/2017 Events & Tradeshows, Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
ATÖLYE is an innovative makerspace and creative hub located in the center of Istanbul, Turkey that attracts an interdisciplinary network of designers, makers, engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and other creative individuals. With 700 m2 of space, it includes event space, seminar space, co-working space and a maker lab.
Caerasi Design Gala Features Original Art-Decorated Items Created on UV printers — Part 2
09/21/2017 Events & Tradeshows, Digital Printing
For the second installment of this two-part series, we interviewed Roland DG Japan Marketing Group’s Masakatsu Asako (photo above) who organized the caerasi Design Gala event in collaboration with caerasi. Asako expressed his thoughts on the event as well as future aspirations for the Original Print Service that is currently being rolled out in Japan.