SGIA Honours Six Roland Owners With Golden Image Awards

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Six Roland owners have been honoured with a total of 12 prestigious Golden Image Awards at the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) expo which was held Las Vegas (USA) from 22-24 October 2014.

SGIA’s Golden Image Awards competition celebrates industry-leading excellence and encompasses a wide range of categories that illustrate the spectrum of valuable products and services enabled by specialty imaging technologies. This year’s winning entries were selected from hundreds of submissions by an elite team of imaging professionals who awarded gold, silver and bronze ribbons for the best prints.

Roland DGA President Rick Scrimger said, 'The talents and capabilities of Roland users have once again impressed the SGIA judges. We congratulate all of the award-winners on their achievements, and we look forward to playing a continuing role in supplying innovative digital printing equipment that helps them take their creative accomplishments to new heights.'

Businesses that received 2014 Golden Image Awards for the prints they produced on their Roland wide-format inkjets, along with brief descriptions of their respective entries include:

Cascade Graphics – Bend, OR
Gold Award Winner for decals, Labels, Stickers, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: SOL Republic Budweiser Headset
Cascade Graphics and Design impressed the SGIA judges with a customised headset featuring Budweiser graphics created on an Roland VersaUV® LEC series printer/cutter. 

Gold Award Winner for Plastic Products, Three-Dimensional, Subgroup D: Digital  
Title: Hawaiian Floral Print Monster Power Card
Cascade Graphics and Design used a Roland VersaUV LEC series UV printer/cutter to print a floral pattern directly on a power card for San Francisco-based Monster Products.

Silver Award Winner for Plastic Products, Three-Dimensional, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: SOL Republic DECK, Red Bull Print
The Cascade Graphics and Design team used a Roland VersaUV LEC series UV inkjet to print a Red Bull logo directly on a Bluetooth speaker for their client, San Francisco-based SOL Republic.

Metropolitan West, Los Angeles, CA
Gold Award Winner: Interior Design, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: Beats by Dr. Dre Wall covering
Metropolitan West used metallic wall covering with a white ink overlay to create a unique look. The graphics were printed on a Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 hybrid UV printer.

Modagrafics, Rolling Meadows, IL
Silver Award Winner: Unique Applications, Subgroup D: Digital 
Title: Maya Romanoff Wall Graphic
Modagraphics wowed the judges with an impressive hand-beaded Maya Romanoff wall graphic created using a Roland wide-format printer and 3-mil Avery vinyl.

Silver Award Winner: Retail/POP Displays/Exhibits, Subgroup D: Digital 
Title: Ziploc Aluminum Display
The Modagrafics team used an advanced Roland VersaUV printer to produce an eye-catching display for Ziploc Aluminum.

Bacova Guild Ltd., Covington, VA
Silver Award Winner: Textile Products (Other), Subgroup D: Digital
Title: Standsoft Coffee Mug Design Memory Foam Rug
Bacova Guild Ltd used a Roland VersaArt®  RE-640 and dye sublimation inks to produce a coffee cup design for Bacova Guild’s Standsoft line of memory foam rugs.

Bronze Award Winner: Textile Products (Other), Subgroup D: Digital
Title: Waterfall Leaves Bath Collection
Clifton Thomas, a graphic designer at Bacova Guild Ltd., used a Roland VersaArt RE-640 and dye-sublimation inks to produce this collection for Bacova Guild’s Waterfall Leaves bath line.

Santi Arts Hi-Tech Medias Limited, India
Silver Award Winner: Vacuum-formed/Distortion printed products, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: Rajendra Gurudev
A Roland wide-format printer enabled Santi Arts Hi-Tech Medias Limited to incorporate unique embossing effects, adding appeal to graphics featuring the traditional arch used by the Jain Community. 

Bronze Award Winner: Vacuum-Formed/Distortion Printed Products, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: Thumbs Up
Santi Arts Hi-Tech Medias Limited used a Roland wide-format printer to produce 3D visual effects that make this entry’s graphics truly stand out.

Alpine Graphics Production, Ltd
Honorable Mention – Vehicle Wraps, Subgroup D: Digital
Title: D-Drops 1970 Milk Truck Wrap
Alpine Graphics relied on a state-of-the-art Roland SOLJET® Pro 4 XR-640 to deliver the detailed prints needed for this nostalgic truck wrap.

In addition to the Golden Image Award winners listed above, two Roland users received Certificates of Merit awards in SGIA’s Student Printing Competition. Josh Davis, a student at East High School in Des Moines, Iowa, was recognised for his 'State Wrestling Shirt' created using a Roland CAMM 1 series GX-24 vinyl cutter, while Gladys Cabrera of Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School was honoured for her 'Football Banner' produced on a Roland VersaCAMM SP-300i printer.

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