Roland DGA has launched InClix Creative Media Maker – “a unique web-based tool specially designed for sign professionals.” An integrated creative design and workflow management system, the technology simplifies the production of designs for print or digital displays, enabling users to source media, create, approve and publish in just a few easy steps. Creative Media Maker allows users to spend less time designing and managing projects, and more time making money – at only a fraction of the cost of outsourcing, said the OEM. In addition to providing instant access to millions of royalty-paid, high-resolution photos, graphics and ready-to-use videos, the new user-friendly platform utilizes in-browser, professional-grade design tools. Pre-built designer templates as well as an intuitive “drag and drop” interface make graphic design and video editing easier for users of all skill levels. Creative Media Maker also facilitates workflow management by allowing for quick client proofing, significantly reducing turnaround times. There’s no software to install or maintain, so users can access and work on projects from virtually anywhere via a web browser.
Creative Media Maker can serve as an important tool for sign shops, said the company, enabling any size operation to expand its offerings and generate additional revenue without adding software or equipment. Users can generate a PDF to send to any RIP software, or directly to Roland VersaWorks – with support for Cut Contour – from directly in the application. Additional features include the ability to collaborate, organize team groups, and buy, sell or share files through a user community and in-app marketplace.
InClix offers several Creative Media Maker subscription options to suit varying user needs. The “Design Light” option is available for use at no charge, and includes 500 MB of free storage, with a pay-per-render of design or videos. Microstock Image Library Search, personal art upload capability, design templates, a standard design toolbox, and user tutorials are also included. Enhanced paid membership options, including plans offering additional storage, renderings and advanced features, are also available.