Roland DGA Corporation - 3/8/2006
Roland Celebrates 25th Anniversary with
Number One Ranking in Durable Graphics Market
Hamamatsu, Japan, March 8, 2006 – Roland DG Corporation has announced its 25th anniversary, a milestone
that marks the company’s rich history of innovation and leadership in the digital printing, engraving and product
modeling industries. Founded in 1981 as an affiliate of Roland Music, Roland DG Corporation introduced its
first A-size pen plotter in 1982 and has since evolved into a $350 million organization with offices worldwide.
“It is gratifying to look back on where we started and see how far we’ve come,” said Masahiro Tomioka,
president of Roland DG Corp. “Today’s Roland is stronger than ever with record sales in every area of the
globe. And with continued technological innovations on the horizon, we are well positioned for future growth
Leading Provider of 30” and Larger Wide-Format Inkjet Printers Worldwide
According to 2005 worldwide market share studies, Roland enjoys a commanding lead in sales among
manufacturers of wide format inkjet printers in the durable graphics industry. Roland’s growth and success is
further reflected in the company’s financial results, which reflect record revenues and profits for 2005.
Company officials attribute these achievements to both a strong technology base and a customer-driven focus.
“Today’s business climate demands efficient, on-demand manufacturing capabilities,” Tomioka said. “Roland
DG was able to meet the increasing demands from a variety of geographic and business markets thanks to
innovative production techniques such as Roland DG’s scalable cell production utilizing proprietary technology
which we call ‘Digital Yatai.’ Yatai is just one result of Roland’s Digital Value Engineering (DVE) which
combines development, production and marketing into a single integrated process for faster concept-to-market
Award-Winning Product Line
Ranging in size from 30” to 104” in width, Roland’s flagship inkjet line includes the SOLJET™ and
VersaCAMM® printers and printer/cutters. Equipped with new, tougher ECO-SOL™ MAX ink, their quality and
precision have been recognized worldwide. Roland inkjets have won numerous industry awards including
multiple Andre Schellenberg Awards, and repeated victories at the DIMA Digital Printer Shootout and DPI
Product of the Year competitions. Other honors include the Seybold Hot Pick award, PEI Cool2 Award, 3D
Design Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, Digital Output Readers' Choice Awards, and Graphic Design’s
In addition, Roland offers high-performance aqueous inkjet printers, precision vinyl cutters, engravers, a photo
impact printer, and a line of 3D scanners and milling machines for applications ranging from jewelry design to
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 equipment and personnel everyday in the
sign, graphic arts, fine art, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and
sales arm of Roland DG Corporation of Hamamatsu, Japan. Affiliated companies include Roland US and
Roland Audio in Los Angeles, CA; Rodgers Instrument Corporation of Hillsboro, OR; and Edirol Corporation
of Seattle, WA. Roland DG Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2000 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2000 and 14001 certified. Roland’s
Color Products strategic business units market and support the company’s advanced inkjet technologies in
North and South America (except Brazil) through its Authorized Resellers.
For more information on Roland Color Products, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the Web site at
www.rolanddga.com. For more information on Roland’s Advanced Solutions Division, please call
(888) 273-8895 or visit the Web site at www.rolandasd.com.