As her customer base grew, she upgraded her Roland systems to a desktop GS-24 vinyl cutter and a VersaCAMM SP-300i printer/cutter. "This allowed me to develop new work techniques and experiment with materials," she explains. "This is what makes me happy."
Always keen to see the latest technology from Roland, in 2016 Paula headed over to FESPA Amsterdam.
"I went to FESPA to learn about new products in the sector and innovations from Roland DG," Paula explains. "Theoretically it was a work trip, but it became a very important trip on a personal level."
It was in Amsterdam that she met Leandro, a Galician entrepreneur who, in just a year, would become Paula's partner and the father of her future son. "He's the love of my life," she says.
To be with Leandro, Paula moved Maisha from the warm climate of the Canary Islands to the rain of Galicia in north-west Spain, and started a new project, both personal and professional.
Maisha provides design, textile printing and personalisation services to customers in Bueu, Pontevedra, in particular exclusive collections of shirts, sweatshirts and accessories with Paula's own designs. During the summer, the shop sells Galician souvenirs to happy tourists, and Maisha has even produced large-scale work; Balinese flags up to 5 metres long are one notable project.
"The equipment has never stopped us completing jobs on that scale," says Paula. "I am in love with the versatility of our cutting plotter and the precision of its blades. Roland systems never cease to amaze me with their exceptional results. They offer us speed, precision, quality and, most importantly, confidence."
Paula's confidence in Roland has helped her dreams come true, in work, life and love.