Roland Expands US Creative Center Gallery
"Roland at the Movies" and "Roland at Work" are now featured exhibits.
Roland DGA has recently expanded its US Creative Center located at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California. New exhibits feature movie sets, NASCAR vehicle graphics, printed upholstery, metallic interior décor items, and a wrapped Roland drum set.
The Creative Center brings together the work of Roland customers focused on a wide 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, among 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 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, Florida, combining inkjet prints with Luma Brite’s illumination technology. Additionally, AoSA of Huntington Beach, California, created sublimated theater drapes designed by Roland’s creative team.
“Roland at Work” showcases a metallic silver floor wrap; UV-printed package prototypes created by Lava Partners of Irvine, California; 3-D milled items and engraved awards, gifts, and glassware produced by Roland designers and production team; and a series of personalized watches produced on the MPX impact printer by Montrehologramme of Quebec, Canada.
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. A wrapped Greek-inspired column produced by 858 Graphics of San Diego, California, is also displayed.