The search begins: Roland DG starts mission to find 2018's Roland Hero

Alleroed, Denmark, 18th April 2018– The Roland Hero Awards 2018 have launched: Roland DG's search to unearth its users' amazing stories and recognise print businesses' incredible achievements.


Starting today (18th April 2018), Roland users from across Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East, North Africa and India* are invited to nominate themselves as Roland Heroes. From historic family businesses to brand-new start-ups making waves, from the largest print production houses to sole traders with an outstanding attention to detail, from entrepreneurs who have shown leadership and inspired their staff – Roland DG wants to hear from you.

Everyone has a story to tell – stories of love, creativity, drive, trust and glory. Unlikely stories about unusual projects, unexpected successes and innovative ideas. Stories about simply getting the job done.

Roland DG is asking its customers to share these stories and join the ranks of 2018's Roland Heroes. Participating businesses will be able to display the Roland Hero badge on their website while a selection – the Spotlight Heroes – will also be the subject of their own video and photo shoots.

There will also be one overall winner of the Roland Hero Awards 2018, to be chosen after the deadline of October 31st 2018. The title will be bestowed on the Roland user who best represents the ethos and imagination of the Roland DG brand, with an unforgettable holiday offered as a reward.

"We know Roland DG users are creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and inspiring and this year we're making sure we recognise as many as possible," says Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing, EMEA at Roland DG.

"The official launch of the Roland Hero Awards marks a celebration of the incredible things our customers do. One person will receive a fantastic prize along with the Roland Hero 2018 title, but everyone who gets involved will benefit."

Businesses already recognised as Roland Heroes include Peak UK, which helps national sports teams and professional athletes achieve glory with Roland-printed emblems, sponsor branding and patriotic colours. In Germany, Dresden's Eastprint is a Roland Hero for putting its trust in Roland printing equipment to ensure it always gets the job done for its customers. Watch inspirational video case stories on our Roland Heroes via and Roland DG's YouTube channel.

Roland customers interested in taking part should visit and submit their details before the closing date of October 31st 2018. Terms and conditions can be accessed via the website.

*For a full list of participating countries please visit

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About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is a leading manufacturer of digital devices designed to help professionals as well as craft makers and hobbyists transform their imagination into reality. Products include the TrueVIS, SOLJET, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet printers and the CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters for the sign, vehicle graphics, personalisation, apparel and textile decoration industries. In 2017, Roland DG formed DGSHAPE Corporation to develop and market the company's 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers for the medical device, industrial labeling and personalisation industries and MDX and monoFab series of desktop 3D printers and milling machines for rapid prototyping, manufacturing and hobby industries. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed in over 200 countries and regions worldwide.