By DE Editors
The Roland DGA Creative Center brings together the work of Roland customers focused on a range of creative disciplines, including screen printers, sign makers, label makers, fabric decorators, interior designers, product designers, fine artists, package designers, engravers, jewelry makers, vehicle graphics designers, movie and television set designers and others.
The new “Roland at the Movies” exhibit features the graphics of Martin T. Charles, owner of SagaBoy Productions. The exhibit includes a video kiosk where guests can view film clips and images of Charles’ 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 d ©cor featured in “Public Enemies.”
The new “Roland at Work” exhibit showcases some of Roland’s inkjet, engraving, vinyl cutting and 3D 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, CA, and a series of personalized watches produced on the MPX impact printer by Montrehologramme of Quebec, Canada.
In addition to these two new exhibits, existing Creative Center exhibits have been expanded with important new graphics including, most notably, an authentic Roland drum set that has been colorfully wrapped by Iconography of Los Alamitos, CA, as well as an official Richard Childress Racing NASCAR #29 Budweiser car hood, printed with Metallic Silver Eco-SOL MAX ink.
All together, the U.S. gallery is divided into five themed sections and includes more than 100 exhibit items. The centerpiece, a 20-ft. replica of the 1895 Otto Lilienthal flying machine, hangs from the ceiling and features full-scale fabric wings printed on a Roland AdvancedJET grand-format inkjet printer. The gallery is part of an international network of Roland Creative Centers, with additional venues in Japan, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Australia. An online tour of the Creative Center gallery is available via webcam.
For more information, visit Roland DGA.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.