SOURCE: Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corp.

August 24, 2011 15:55 ET

Roland Expands U.S. Creative Center Gallery

New Exhibits Feature Movie Sets, NASCAR Vehicle Graphics, Printed Upholstery, Metallic Interior Decor Items and a Wrapped Roland Drum Set

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - What can't you make with a Roland device? That's the question many visitors will ask when they experience the Roland DGA Creative Center. This recently updated gallery of innovative applications includes hundreds of exhibits celebrating the imagination of Roland professionals from around the world.

The Roland DGA Creative Center brings together the work of Roland customers, including screen printers, sign makers, label makers, fabric decorators, product designers, fine artists, engravers, jewelry makers, vehicle graphics designers, movie and television set designers and others.

Recent additions to the Creative Center gallery include new "Roland at the Movies" and "Roland at Work" collections.

Roland at the Movies

The new "Roland at the Movies" exhibit features the graphics of Martin T. Charles, owner of SagaBoy Productions and one of Hollywood's foremost film graphic designers. The exhibit includes a video kiosk where guests can view film clips and images of Martin's work from popular movies, including "Miami Vice," "Public Enemies," "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Leatherheads." Replicas of the film sets are also featured, including a wrapped art deco elevator from the "Leatherheads" set and faux marble walls from the 1930s bank décor featured in "Public Enemies." A counter display features movie posters produced by Luma Brite™ of Ormond Beach, Fla., combining Roland inkjet prints with Luma Brite's illumination technology. Additionally, AoSA of Huntington Beach, Calif., created sublimated theater drapes designed by Roland's creative team.

Roland at Work

The new "Roland at Work" exhibit showcases some of Roland's most advanced inkjet, engraving, vinyl cutting and 3-D technologies, including a floor wrap completely printed with Roland metallic silver ink. Featured exhibit items include real-world examples of UV-printed package prototypes created by Lava Partners of Irvine, Calif., 3-D milled items and engraved awards, gifts and glassware produced by Roland designers and production experts, and a series of personalized watches produced on the MPX impact printer by Montrehologramme of Quebec, Canada.

As the primary seating area for company guests, the exhibit also features a collection of custom designed faux-leather chairs printed on a Roland VersaUV LED inkjet printer/cutter. Wall graphics and wraps surround the area, designed by local Southern California artists and brought to life by Roland vinyl cutting and metallic silver inkjet printing technologies. A wrapped Greek-inspired column produced by 858 Graphics of San Diego, Calif., adds texture and interest.

The U.S. gallery is divided into five themed sections. An online tour of the Creative Center gallery is available via webcam at www.rolanddga.com/gallery/creativeCenter.

The gallery is part of an international network of Roland Creative Centers, including venues in Japan, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia. Roland users are invited to submit samples of their work for inclusion. Please email Roland public relations at lweller@rolanddga.com for details.

For more information, visit www.rolanddga.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Laurie Weller
    (949) 727-2100 ext. 1287
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