Irvine , CA, November 5, 2009 – Roland is pleased to announce the opening of the Roland DGA Creative Center in Irvine, California. This gallery of innovative applications is on display in the company’s headquarters, reflecting the imagination of Roland professionals from around the world.
The Roland DGA Creative Center brings together the work of screen printers, sign makers, label makers, fabric decorators, product designers, fine artists, engravers, jewelry makers, gift designers, vehicle graphics designers, movie and television set designers and others whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity and craftsmanship.
The gallery joins an international network of Roland Creative Centers that includes galleries located in Japan, Belgium, Italy and Germany. A virtual Creative Center gallery featuring hundreds of exhibits is also in development and will soon be available for viewing online.
“In developing the Roland DGA Creative Center, we asked our customers for their most unique projects and built museum-quality exhibits around these items,” said Dave Goward, Roland DGA president and CEO. “We are very proud of the results.”
The U.S. gallery master plan is divided into five themed sections: Roland @ Play, Roland @Work, Roland @ the Movies, Roland @ Home and Roland on the Road. More than 100 exhibits are already installed. Taking center stage is a replica of an 1895 Otto Lilienthal flying machine that hangs from the ceiling and spans 20 feet in width, featuring fabric wing graphics produced on the company’s AdvancedJET grand-format printer.
Exhibits feature jewelry designs, fine art sculptures, digitally printed murals and wraps of every kind. Creative Center visitors have the opportunity to view unique items such as engraved guitars, digitally printed beer taps, sublimated and rhinestone decorated apparel, engraved wooden children’s toys, custom printed window blinds, reproductions from movie sets and a even a home décor exhibit complete with a dining area, sublimated tile sink and wrapped refrigerator. The company’s showcase Scion is featured as well, sporting a print/cut wrap and fully sublimated interior graphics.
“The Roland Creative Center has inspired us to imagine all that is possible with Roland devices,” Goward said. “This gallery shows the amazing talent of our customers and demonstrates the power of Roland technology when placed in the hands of world-class professionals.
Roland DGA Corporation
Roland DGA Corporation and affiliated companies are pioneers in the development of innovative digital technology for creative professionals. From its inception as part of world-renowned Roland Music, Roland DGA Corp. has introduced an award-winning product line that continues to set new standards for precision, reliability and performance. Professionals worldwide rely on Roland solutions everyday in the sign, grand-format, sublimation, UV inkjet, digital graphics, vehicle graphics, fine art, photography, flexo, label, engraving and 3D modeling industries.
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Roland DGA Corporation serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation in Hamamatsu, Japan. Affiliated companies include Roland Corporation US in Los Angeles, CA and Rodgers Instruments LLC in Hillsboro, OR. Roland DG Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 certified. For more information on Roland DGA products, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Web site at www.rolanddga.com.