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POPBOX supervisor Makoto Tanabe

Exploring the Potential of Inkjet Printing Beyond Signboards and Displays in Asakusa

Signboards are the main line of business for POPBOX in Asakusa, Tokyo. As a specialist in the signboard industry, they also manufacture various fixtures and sell cutting sheets for promotional media. Three of Roland DG's TrueVIS VG2-540 wide-format printer/cutters are being used by POPBOX, so we had a chat with supervisor Makoto Tanabe (in photo above) to find out more.

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The Hikari no Mi light-based installation in Zou-no-hana Park in Yokohama Port (Photo: Mito Murakami)

Smiling Faces Made with UV Printers Light up a Japanese Park

In autumn, Zou-no-hana Park in Yokohama Port, Japan, was illuminated by the Hikari no Mi (Shining Smile Fruit) light-based installation that featured trees adorned with smiling faces drawn by children. Visitors normally take part in person during the annual event to create drawings. Since this was difficult to achieve this year, however, the event took on a new online approach, where Roland DG's UV printers were utilized for the event.

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