Contests & Awards

Past Contests

2020 Buyers Lab Pick Awards

The TrueVIS VG2-640/-540 [link to VG2 product page] and TrueVIS SG2-640/-540 printer/cutters [link to SG2 product page] have been awarded the top honours in three categories of the prestigious Buyers Lab 2020 Pick Awards[link to] from Keypoint Intelligence, the industry’s leading independent global provider of testing and analysis.

The TrueVIS VG2-640 and VG2-540 (8 Colours with Orange) took first place in the Outstanding Gamut Expansion Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category and also won the Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category (8 Colours with White).

The TrueVIS SG2-640 and SG2-540 (CMYK) won the award for Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category.
These awards are testament to the truly stunning print quality and superior colour reproduction of the TrueVIS VG2.

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EDP Award 2019

TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters were named 'Best Print & Cut Solution' in the prestigious EDP Awards in 2019.

The judging panel said of the VG2: 'Roland DG has not adhered to existing concepts, but has redefined product development'. The VG2 was engineered in response to real users' dreams and demands, to deliver an outstandingly efficient, reliable and high-quality machine.

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2018 BLI Awards

TrueVIS VG Series Printer/Cutters Awarded Top Choice by Buyers Lab for Image Quality and Productivity.

Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards, as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value.

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2018 Roland Hero Awards

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2018 Global SE Awards 2018

Service Engineers (SEs) work closely in the field with our customers around the world and embody the spirit of Roland DG, which is “maintaining and enhancing customer confidence by providing high-quality service and support.” The goals of the Global SE Awards competition are to recognize SE technical skills and abilities, both regionally and globally, as well as to increase their personal pride and motivate them to raise the standards of Roland DG Care, a comprehensive customer service and support resource.

Results: Roland DG (UK) service engineer Matthew Wrench took away 2nd place.
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2015 #WithRoland

Customers Europe-wide were offered the chance to win a dream trip of a lifetime to Japan. The lucky winner was David Solheid with his imaginative LEF-based video.

2014 SGIA Golden Image Awards

A total of 12 of this year's prestigious Gold Image Award winning entries were produced on Roland large format printers, including the following:

2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

The Corel International Design Contest represents a range of production and design disciplines and celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW users around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Alexei Oglushevich of Russia, and all of the category winners, in the 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest.

Oglushevich's Grand Prize package includes a new Roland VersaStudio® BN-20 desktop printer/cutter. This year's contest featured entries from thousands of talented graphic designers from all over the world, competing in seven different categories.

Also winning Roland STIKA SV-15 vinyl cutters for first place category finishes were:

2013 "I Love Roland" Instagram Contest

At ISA Expo 2013, show attendees snapped photos of themselves at the Roland booth (or with Roland products displayed elsewhere on the show floor) and posted the shots to Instagram to enter our daily iPad Mini giveaway. Three lucky winners are now enjoying their new tablets. Follow us on Instagram at @Rolanddga.

2012 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Demonstrating superior creativity, design work and craftsmanship, two Roland businesses took top honors in the 2012 Golden Image Awards held at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

In the “Building Graphics - Digital Entries” category, Gamut Media of Brea, Calif. won the gold ribbon for “Saladish,” a bold, colorful restaurant interior décor and branding campaign that included floor-to-ceiling wall wraps, POP displays and other graphics produced using the company’s VersaCAMM inkjet printer/cutter.

In the “Unique Applications - Digital Entries” category, Build A Birdhouse of East Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the gold ribbon for “Creative Birdhouses,” a whimsical collection of custom birdhouses decorated in digitally printed vinyl graphics, also created on a Roland VersaCAMM.

Congratulations to you both!

2012 Roland Race Experience Challenge

Mark Caron of MHC Sign and Design won the 2012 Roland Race Experience Challenge grand prize, a free VIP trip to top motorsports locales and events in the Charlotte area, complete with a “backstage” tour of Richard Childress Racing

Mark earned top honors for his Roland Race Experience Challenge entry, a testimonial on Roland digital printing equipment which was judged “most compelling” from all other contest entries submitted at the Roland Restyling “Born to Wrap” Facebook page (

He wrote, “Since we bought our Roland printer, our business has tripled. The inks are the most vibrant, durable and longest lasting, and when we compare our wrapped vehicles with our competitors’ wraps, there is a drastic difference. You can tell that Roland inks are far superior! Roland stands behind their product with top notch customer service technicians and an excellent warranty. The print/cut feature saves us shop space and allows us to focus on our next design while the machine is doing its job flawlessly. Roland . . . the ONLY choice in the wrap industry.”

Well said, Mark!

2012 Annual Design Contest

Members of voted KA Grafix of Fredericksburg, Va., grand prize winner in this year’s social media-themed design contest, an accolade that won the firm a new Roland VersaStudio BN-20, complete with a supply of inks and media.

The winning design, ‘Battle of the Giants,’ depicts the two top social media companies battling it out in a comical, yet intriguing image. The graphic artfully features Facebook as an open book, with its pages fanned out to reveal a woman’s face. While this image clearly dominates the design, it appears to be under attack by a storm of blue feathers representing the rise of Twitter.

With more than 170,000 members, is the industry’s largest online community of T-shirt designers, printers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Each year, the forum sponsors a themed T-shirt design contest on its website at

2011 Roland Creative Awards

Celebrating Roland DG's 30th anniversary, the Roland Creative Awards showcased the best work by Roland owners around the world. Entries spanned a range of industries and applications, including everything from signage, banners and vehicle wraps to personalized accessories, jewelry designs and decorated apparel.

Taking home top prize for the North America region was Gamut Media for their work on the Saladish restaurant graphics, creating everything from the logo and menus to the window displays and wall murals, all on printed on a VersaCAMM SP-540V.

The Latin America regional winner was BACA-DG of Venezuala, for their work on the Alma Mia art exhibit featuring the art of Coral Hernandez, printed on Roland's Glossy Backlit Film with a VersaCAMM VS-640.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who entered.

2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

We are proud to welcome Joseph Diaz and Fabio Selani to the Roland family. These top designers earned new Roland devices by competing with hundreds of other Corel artists internationally through the 2011 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest.

Diaz received two Roland products for his entry, Steampunk Stella's - a VersaCAMM SP-300i for earning the grand prize, and a STIKA for topping the marketing/advertising category. A second STIKA was awarded to Fabio Selani, winner in the vehicle wraps category.

With categories representing a range of production and design disciplines, the contest celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW talent from around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.


How Not to Build the Perfect Printer Contest Winner

2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

CorelDRAW International Design Contest Winner and New VersaCAMM Owner

Aleksey Oglushevich

Professionals from more than sixty countries entered the 2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest, competing for the grand prize, a top-of-the-line Roland VersaCAMM VP-540i.

Oglushevich took first place in two of the contest’s six categories.

  • Promotional/Personalization/Awards
  • General Illustration/Fine Art.