T-shirts and windows and walls, oh my! If you want to make your creative mark you need the right kit. Luckily a new guide from Roland DG shows just how easy it is to grow a business with a vinyl cutter, creating everything from window signage to custom clothing.
If your social feeds are full of personalised products, sharp branding, on-trend decor or even the latest sports news, chances are you're seeing the result of using vinyl. Much like the vinyl revival in music, using vinyl could spin you - and your customers - right round. It's all achieved with a vinyl cutter: a professional but affordable bit of kit that lets you create and decorate pretty much whatever you want.
To make it simple for you to get into vinyl cutting, Roland DG - a veteran of developing tech solutions that make the world a more awesome place - has put together a guide that talks you through it. Kicking off with where you might see vinyl used (spoiler: it's almost easier to mention the industries that don't use it), it then explains the kit you'll need and the types of cutter available from Roland. You'll also find a handy dictionary for cutting through the jargon and you'll discover how Roland can support you as you get to grips with your shiny new toy.
So what can you do with a vinyl cutter? You can kit out a whole shop or design studio with fabulous graphics for your floors, walls, furniture and windows. You can customise clothes and accessories in your own unique style. You can embellish cars and gadgets with stickers and decals. You can even produce niche professional work like architectural models, packaging prototypes and wayfinding signs. There are different types of vinyl you can use too: do you fancy coloured or reflective vinyl? How about inflatable heat-transfer vinyl that puffs up on fabrics? Or cool industrial carbon fibre - amazing on cars and tech?
The downloadable Guide to Vinyl Cutters from Roland will give you a taster of lots of applications, as well as introducing you to the businesses that already use Roland systems. Check out Nutmeg Studio: owner Adele Mackinnon started off using her Roland cutter to make fun stickers for her kids' bedroom walls and now sells her wall decal designs through retailers like Not On The High Street. Find out how Dipe Rajani embarked on a new career with a vinyl cutter and founded Sonality - an online children's clothing store that lets customers design their own personalised clothes. Or see if you can catch the Renault F1 Team - the petrolheads who deck out Renault's Formula 1 racing cars in bold yellow graphics do it with Roland machines.
Download the guide to learn more and to be inspired to join the vinyl revival.