Roland accompanies EGraF-X on wild ride to vehicle graphics success


In 2002, graphic designer Shawn Lawrence realised his after-hours freelance work was bringing in more money than his day job. "I made the leap and opened my own shop," he says – the shop being vehicle graphics specialist EGraF-X in the American city of Wichita, KS. Since then, the business has grown to employee eleven full-time members of staff.

EGraF-X has always relied on Roland equipment and currently uses two Roland SOLJET XR-640 large format printer/cutters and a GX-640 64" vinyl cutter.

"When I first started, I didn't have a lot of space, and the Roland print/cut technology was really important," says Shawn. "I have used Roland equipment ever since – the print quality and reliability is unbeatable.

"Our Rolands are so versatile – I have the perfect equipment to do whatever I need to do."

"I wouldn't even consider buying anything but Roland printers, and the only inks I'll use with them are Roland inks."

Much of EGraF-X's early work was motorcycle sidecar graphics, but now produces eye-catching graphics for cars, trucks, buses, camper vans, food trucks, trailers and even aircraft. Many of these projects are bespoke one-off designs, while others cover whole fleets: EGraF-X wraps and maintains the City of Wichita's 350 police cars, for example.

EGraF-X also works with local businesses, aviation manufacturers, government departments, schools and Wichita State University, offering vehicle window tinting, banners, signage, and floor and wall graphics, alongside vehicle graphics.

"It's a good business to be in, and I have the perfect equipment to do whatever I need to do," says Shawn.

"Our Rolands are so versatile. It's been a wild ride and they've been with me every step."

Visit EGraF-X's website to find out more.


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