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UK Sign and Digital Exhibition: New products, innovations and old favourites bode well for 2010 event

Sign & Digital UK continues the trend of showcasing the latest products, services and advances in technology with its usual mix of cutting edge seminars, hands on demonstrations and exclusive product launches.

Live demonstrations take place every day of this year’s show.With a raft of exhibitors choosing this key event to announce important innovations, a visit to Sign & Digital UK could be a key factor in keeping your business competitive and at the forefront of customer needs.

This year's event sees several new attractions, including the chance to win a Graphtec cutting plotter, a Demo Theatre, Software Theatre, Product & Demonstration Launch Pad, and lots more not to be missed opportunities.

Pre-register online for your Sign & Digital UK ticket and you could win VIP tickets to Old Trafford to see a top flight game with all the trimmings, an experience that even non-football fans will be wowed by. The prize includes not just two of the best seats in the house, but also overnight accommodation and a table in a corporate lounge where you and a friend will be hosted by the competition's sponsor - Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd - and spoilt rotten with the finest food, drink, pre and post match entertainment.

Enter via www.signanddigitaluk.com where Terms and Conditions are also available.

Get hands on at the Sign Makers Workshop

The Sign Makers Workshop is a dedicated area where onsite visitors can see an expert demonstrating some of the most commonly asked for jobs in the world of sign making. The forum enables visitors to watch, learn and ask questions one-on-one, as well having opportunities to get hands on with tools and equipment.

Presenting this new feature is expert Paul Hughes, a 22 year veteran of the sign industry. Paul runs his own signmaking business, Western Signs & Printing, and is the author of the popular Price It Guide.

More information at the website www.priceitsignguide.com and www.signanddigitaluk.com

Sign Makers Workshop

  • 10.30 & 13.30 Back to Basics
  • 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00 & 16.00 Sign Clinic
  • 11.30 & 14.30 Basic Vinyl Application.
  • 12.30 & 15.30 Basic Layout

Make a panel - you could win a Graphtec cutting plotter

Graphtec CE5000-60For the Panel Swap competition, you make a panel and bring it to the show. At the end of the event Paul Hughes and the show organisers will judge the panels and the best one will win a new Graphtec CE5000-60 cutting plotter, complete with floor stand and GraphCUT software - worth a total of £1,395. No one loses as the panels will be swapped, at the end of the show so all that enter get a different panel to take home.

Paul Says "Some people have criticized the show in the past as not having anything for the smaller signmaker, I hope the demo and panel swap area goes some way to readdressing that balance, something that signmakers are going to get behind and get something out of; at the end of the day, who couldn't do with a new plotter? Get panel making!"

Entry criteria and rules are available via the website www.priceitsignguide.com and www.signanddigitaluk.com


Have a go to win a Formula 1 driving experience

Visitors to the Grafityp Stands (F10 & F21) will have the opportunity to win a fabulous full-day Formula 1 driving experience including hotel stay and meals, memorabilia and an F1 Certificate. Try your hand with GrafiWrap vehicle wrap film in the "have a go" competition on the Grafityp Stands and you could be a winner.

Adobe and Corel Theatres return by popular demand

UK Sign and Digital Exhibition TheatreAdobe will once again be hosting its own software theatre that was expanded with great success to make it even more accessible in 2009. Hosted by Terry Steeley from Iridius, demonstrations, tips and creative solutions for using Adobe Creative Suite 4 will be available including Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. In addition, representatives will be on hand from Apple, giving a session on getting the most out of Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

Running alongside the Adobe theatre once again is the Corel seminar programme, full of the latest features and advice for those who use Corel. Covering CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5, Suzanne Smith, product trainer at Corel will cover how to use CorelDraw for vehicle signage, Wilcom DecoStudio e1.5 and Webgraphics as well as Painter 11.

For further information on anything featured here or visiting the show, go to the website www.signanddigitaluk.com or email signanddigitaluk@fav-house.com

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Exhibiting companies

Check out who has a stand at this year’s event using the handy listing below and find out more about the companies marked * in the show preview in Sign Update magazine:

  • Exhibitor name / Stand
  • Abbey Precision* C56
  • Admax Shanghai Ltd G60
  • agripaflex Ltd A30
  • Albion Design & Fabrication Ltd B29
  • Alcan Composites* H30
  • All Formats Braille and Tactile Signs A50
  • Allsigns International* E62
  • AlphaChem Europe Gmbh H26
  • Applelec Sign Components Ltd* A55
  • ATA Engineering Processes* H2
  • Autobanner* B54
  • Award Crafters Ltd M44
  • AXYZ International* E42
  • B&P Graphic Supplies Ltd G22
  • Bannerflex Europe* M38
  • Barudan UK Ltd J4
  • Bethany Software H24
  • Boldscan Banners & Frames* H60
  • BSGA
  • (British Sign & Graphics Association) TBC
  • BTC Activewear Ltd C4
  • Caldera Graphics B40
  • Cambridge Electroluminescent Ltd D30
  • Carmo Ltd* E50
  • City & West End Solutions C30
  • CNC World H28
  • Color-dec Italy A48
  • Colour Mill Ltd* E68
  • Crown Norge AS H2
  • Delcam* C54
  • Denis Rawlins Ltd* A10
  • Display Makers UK Limited* D56
  • Doro Tape* A8
  • Drytac Europe Ltd F54
  • DTP Supplies M16
  • Elements Trade G54
  • Eurobond Adhesives Ltd E60
  • Eurostand Display Ltd C42
  • Eve Products Ltd H12
  • Expand International E54
  • Fairfield Displays + Lighting* H40
  • Fattorini A52
  • Foshan Nahai Beisuda
  • Electro - Optic Techincal co Ltd G66
  • Fujifilm* G10
  • GDPro TBC
  • General Print Materials Ltd A26
  • GigaPrint Ltd* F52
  • GO Klips Tekstil Makina Ltd (ClipsShop) H62
  • GOQ LED Europe B46
  • Grafityp UK Limited* F10, F21
  • Granthams* A20
  • Graphic Display Manufacturing 2 Ltd M20
  • Graphic Print Technologies Ltd (GPT)* B10
  • Graphtec* E40
  • Grapo Technologies, a.s. G20
  • HardSoft H22
  • Harman Technology Ltd D42
  • Hexis UK Limited C10
  • HPC Laser Ltd H10
  • Hybrid Services D10
  • i- sPi Trade Supply* G58
  • Identify Engraving Systems* F22
  • Image Printing Ltd C52
  • Impact Graphic Solutions* C51
  • InkTec Europe* E32
  • Innova Solutions B44
  • Isik Plastik H32
  • ITC Ltd* G50
  • J Teck 3 Ltd F38
  • Josero - Triangle and Bio inks* F2
  • Keencut Limited* H64
  • Kleen-Tex Industries M42
  • Large Format Review M24
  • Laserite Ltd D50
  • Latitude* H46
  • Leopold Professional Services Ltd H4
  • Lion Picture Framing Supplies Ltd E56
  • Midwest Displays Ltd D60
  • Mouse B26
  • Mutipanel UK Ltd* H52
  • Mutoh Europe N.V.* D22
  • Nova Chrome UK* G68
  • Oce (UK) Ltd* E10
  • Omnijet UK Limited H54
  • Oshino Architectural LED Lighting G52
  • Perspex Distribution* H52
  • Photo USA Electronic Graphic Inc M46
  • Pinetree Enterprises Ltd* H4
  • Plex Display Ltd D26
  • Poly Technology Co; Ltd C3
  • Polychromal b.v.* B52
  • Print United B42
  • Printmax E12
  • printone UK* G40
  • prism TBC
  • Profil Tension System* D44
  • Quality Print Services Ltd C12
  • Rays 3D Motion Print Pvt Ltd D1
  • Reflectiv Window Films G30
  • Revolution Transfers G34
  • Roland DG (UK) Ltd* E20
  • Rose Plastic UK Ltd* D36
  • Rotosigns* C50
  • Russell & Chapple H50
  • Sachsen Fahnen GmbH & Co.KG F32
  • Safe TBC
  • Shenzhen CLT LED
  • Technology Co. Ltd F30
  • Shenzhen Lamp Technology Co; Ltd F36
  • Shenzhen Retop LED Display Co. Ltd K2
  • Shenzhen Sansun Hi-Tech Co; Ltd M48
  • Sign Elite (Real Insurance Brokers) M26
  • Sign Up Systems Ltd M25
  • Sign Update Magazine* M14
  • Signmaster Systems Ltd* D20
  • Signwaves Trade Ltd* C60
  • Silver Screen UK Ltd F40
  • Snap Products H14
  • Solent Sewing Machines Ltd D62
  • Space Display UK Ltd* F51
  • Spectron LED* M8
  • Spirit Displays Ltd C58
  • Tagi Limited A30
  • Target Transfers* D2
  • Taylor Signs Ltd* B34
  • Tekcel CNC Solutions* B16
  • Tecna UK Ltd* B32
  • Tennants UK* H18
  • The Allsigns Group of Companies E62
  • TheMagicTouch* M4
  • Touch Systems* J2
  • Trade Sign Supplies LLP* C32
  • Trotec Laser Ltd* C34
  • Ultima Displays G32
  • Universal Aluminium Systems Ltd* F50
  • Venture Tape Europe Corp* B22
  • Vistech Technical Services A12
  • William Smith* C20
  • www.graphicdisplaycommunity.com TBC
  • Xpres F20
  • Your Embroidery Services Limited B46
  • YPS Ltd F24
  • Yuan Yuan Inkjet Media (UK) Ltd E64

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