Roland DGA Customers Win Nine SGIA Golden Image Awards at PRINTING United 2019

Roland DGA customers won a total of nine SGIA Golden Image Awards in a variety of categories at PRINTING United 2019 in Dallas, impressing the judging panel with the creativity and quality of their respective entries, all printed on Roland inkjets.

SGIA’s annual Golden Image Awards competition recognizes standout work produced by digital imaging and screen printing professionals, encompassing a wide range of applications made possible by specialty imaging technologies. This year’s winners were selected from among 231 entries submitted by 71 companies in over 50 categories. 

“The things our talented end users can do with their Roland printers never cease to amaze me,” said Andrew Oransky, Roland DGA President and CEO. “It’s an honor for Roland DGA to play a key role in their success by providing tools that help them build their business and bring their creative visions to life.”

Below is a list of Roland customers that earned SGIA 2019 Golden Image Awards, along with brief descriptions of their entries: 

Gold Award Winner – Interior Design (Digital)    
Customer: Gamut Media
Title: Real Street 92.3 Concert at the Honda Center
Entry Description: Gamut Media used its Roland VersaCAMM® printer/cutter to produce these prints in collaboration with IG famous artist Aaron Kai. The event performers included Cardi B, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz and Meek Mill.

Silver Award Winner – Wallpaper (Digital)
Customer: Gamut Media
Title: Catherine (Video game for SEGA franchise)
Entry Description: Gamut Media produced this eye-catching wallpaper on its Roland VersaCAMM printer/cutter for a pop-up after-party at Anime Expo.

Silver Award Winner – Building Graphics (Digital)
Customer: Gamut Media
Title: GUNDAM (Comic-Con x Bait)
Entry Description: Gamut Media used its Roland VersaCAMM to create this stunning 45-by-35-foot building exterior wrap for BANDAI of the popular Japanese franchise GUNDAM.

Silver Award Winner – Retail Displays/Exhibits (Digital)
Customer: Gamut Media
Title: Care Bears x Cravings
Entry Description: Gamut Media used its Roland VersaCAMM to produce this colorful, licensed collaboration project with Carebears and Cravings food hall.

Silver Award Winner – Interior Design (Digital)
Customer: Vivas Banners Inc.
Title: Compass – Interior Window Graphics
Entry Description: Vivas Banners Inc. used its Roland TrueVIS™ VG-640 printer/cutter to produces these large, die-cut frost panels for Compass.

Bronze Award Winner – Fine Art (Digital)
Customer: Bonny Lhotka
Title: Thunder & Lightning
Entry Description: This striking two-piece artwork was created using eight different files to layer various densities of white, gloss, matte and CMYK UV ink. The artist, Bonny Lhotka, printed the piece on a Roland VersaUV® LEJ-640FT flatbed.

Bronze Award Winner – Decals/Labels/Stickers (Digital)
Customer: ARB Digital
Title: Tres Tiempos Labels
Entry Description: ARB Digital used its Roland VersaUV benchtop flatbed to print directly on PSA birch veneer, creating a sophisticated Mezcal bottle label prototype.

Honorable Mention – Unique Applications (Digital)
Customer: Sassy Squirrel Ink
Title: Wedding Invite on Slate
Entry Description: Sassy Squirrel printed this unique wedding invitation on slate using its Roland VersaUV benchtop flatbed UV printer.

Honorable Mention – Unique Applications (Digital)
Customer: Sassy Squirrel Ink
Title: Wedding Photo Plaque
Entry Description: Sassy Squirrel Ink used its Roland VersaUV series flatbed to print a wedding photo on slate, creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake.