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Skulls, playing cards and a pig on a tricycle: Roland prints custom journals at Adobe MAX

Adobe MAX is the place to be for designers looking for fresh inspiration and this year it was present in abundance, with brilliantly customised journals from Roland on offer to store all those ideas.

The Los Angeles Convention Center was abuzz from October 15th to 18th, with speakers including Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, comedian Tiffany Haddish and Questlove from The Roots drawing crowds. Also, on the must-see list was Roland DG, who teamed up with Adobe for the third consecutive year in the Community Pavilion's Make it Experience area – spot the designers queuing up to see their designs come to life on their very own personalised journals.

Designers queued to get their hands on personalised journals from Roland

 Designers queued to get their hands on personalised journals from Roland

 

Personalisation at Adobe MAX with Roland UV print technology

A Roland VersaUV LEF-300 direct-to-substrate flatbed UV printer running VersaWorks 6 software worked non-stop printing designers' own work onto journal covers, accessed via Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Roland's Garrett Smawley printed thousands of delegates' designs using VersaWorks 6 RIP software at Adobe Max 2018.

Roland's Garrett Smawley was hard at work managing and printing thousands of delegates' designs using VersaWorks 6 RIP software

 

As varied as the delegates themselves, the one-off designs included striking monochrome typography, colourful skulls, inventive playing card designs and even a pig riding a tricycle.

At Adobe Max 2018 lots of one-off designs included striking monochrome typography, colourful skulls, inventive playing card designs were printed with Roland DG devices.

As varied as the delegates themselves, the one-off designs included striking monochrome typography, colourful skulls, inventive playing card designs and even a pig riding a tricycle!

 

The design students, photographers and creative professionals who got their hands on these must-have notebooks included Seattle-based graphic designer Nio Subaran, who took home two journals, one featuring his own personal logo.

Roland DG and Adobe Max 2018. Harry Hill, a graphic designer from Springfield. Los Angeles freelancer designer Brooke Hise. Heather Marie from Glendora.L to R: Harry Hill, a graphic designer from Springfield, was inspired by Batman for his design. Los Angeles freelancer designer Brooke Hise took home her own graphic design. Heather Marie from Glendora shows off her typographical design

 Nio Subaran's journal designs included his own personal logo printed with Roland DG VersaUV LEF series at Adobe Max 2018.

Nio Subaran's journal designs included his own personal logo

"The journals came out with super crisp, smooth images and colour," he says. 

"I would love to own one of these machines at home, giving me the chance to put my illustrations and design work on virtually anything."

The Roland VersaUV LEF series really can print onto practically any substrate, giving the thousands of Adobe MAX 2018 attendees plenty of inspiration for the future. Discover more about this cool technology in our free UV print guide.

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