It’s been a busy few months at the Roland DG UK Academy and Creative Centre at the company’s Clevedon HQ. As well as hosting a range of educational courses and holding a highly successful open day, Creative Centre Manager, Joe Wigzell, has been busy creating a new applications wall showcasing the breadth of applications that can be achieved using Roland DG technology.
Roland DG Academy courses have been a useful and popular resource for customers to learn about Roland DG products, how to get the best out of them, and the processes involved in various design and print processes.
Based on the Roland DG strapline, ‘Transforming Your Imagination Into Reality’, the Roland DG applications wall was developed over a two-week period and showcases just what can be achieved with Roland DG technology.
The feature wall was the idea of Academy and Creative Centre Manager Joe Wigzell, who created the eye-catching application wall to demonstrate elements of the design and creation process and the kind of results that can be achieved using techniques taught on the academy courses.
"I really wanted to inspire guests visiting our headquarters and capture the imagination of dealers, customers and colleagues about what can be achieved using Roland DG technology.
"By demonstrating how the design process works - from initial sketches through to application and merging a range of technologies – I wanted to create an embodiment of our ethos ‘Transforming your Imagination into Reality’."
The wall highlights a wide range of techniques including: the design to output process; foamboard printing; reverse printing; wall graphics; textured and embossed materials; backlit panels; milling; dye-sublimation printing; hemming and eyeletting; apparel; heat pressing; and more.
All of the applications were created with Roland DG solutions including: the TrueVIS VG-640 wide format printer/cutter; the SOLJET EJ-640 high volume printer; the VersaUV LEF-200, VersaUV LEF-300 and VersaUV LEF-12i flatbed printers; the Modela MDX-540 benchtop milling machine; and the Texart XT-640 high volume dye sublimation printer.
The new applications wall can be viewed in the foyer of Roland DG UK’s Clevedon headquarters. You can also view the creation of the various elements of the wall, and the installation process here: https://www.rolanddg.co.uk/company/pressroom/roland-dg-transforms-imagination-into-reality-with-new-applications-wall.
For more information on upcoming courses at the Roland DG Academy, including Intermediate Digital Print, Versa LEF Course and Vehicle Wrapping visit: https://www.rolanddg.co.uk/support/roland-academy/courses/training-courses