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Roland DG starts a redhead revolution with its ‘50 Shades of Ginger’


How ‘50 Shades of Ginger’ was born

Roland’s TrueVIS range prints the brightest, most vivid and accurate colours - even the notoriously tricky oranges and reds.

Using TrueVIS colour technology we created the first ever Ginger Colour Index featuring 50 unique shades of reds and oranges, alongside a unique lookbook to illustrate the huge variety of shades that make up the ‘ginger’ collective, launched on World Redhead Day (26th May 2023).

But we didn't stop there, we took our colour index to the world’s biggest ginger festival - the Redhead Days Festival - in the Netherlands, helping 40,000 redheads to finally find their perfect hair colour match.


Watch the Festival Highlights


Why is the Redhead Revolution important?

We conducted consumer research to deeper understand the experiences of fed-up redheads. What was it like to grow up as a redhead? How do redheads describe their own unique colour?

54% of red heads would never describe their hair as ‘ginger’, and with our Ginger Colour Index, they don’t have to.
47% of red heads experienced bullying because of their hair.  
The age of 20 is when redheads learnt to love their locks.
By their early-20s, 34% loved the fact their hair stood them apart from blondes and brunettes.  
67% spent years battling with their distinctive look.
Almost half (48%) of respondents have even attempted to dye their hair.

As passionate enthusiasts of colour and standing out from the crowd, this campaign celebrates the uniqueness and allure that being a redhead brings, whilst raising awareness of the many different shades of red hair using TrueVIS colour technology.

At the Redhead Days Festival

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For exceptional and premium-value printing, we go beyond CMYK to give you even more options and flexibility. Our TrueVIS range prints the most vivid colours including the notoriously tricky oranges and reds. Talk to a Roland DG expert about your print requirements to discover the ink configuration that’s right for you.

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