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SIGN & DIGITAL UK 2017 – The Materials

Soyang introduces new collections

soyang starlight

Digitally printable media specialist, Soyang Europe returns to the show with a much larger stand (Stand C60)from which it will launch its new material collections.

The new consolidated collections include Print, Self-Adhesive, Décor and Textile, all of which will be displayed in a way that makes it easy for visitors to see which products are right for their specific applications.


soyang europe collections

Soyang Europe has also added a raft of new materials to its already extensive collection, including several new backlit products for UV printing, which are designed to serve the requirements of the buoyant lightbox market.

The company’s specialist team will be on hand throughout the show to provide advice on all areas of digital printing, including textile applications and will be happy to welcome visitors for coffee and a chat!

It’s a wrap with APA


APA, which will be exhibiting on Stand K60, will use the occasion of the show to introduce some exclusive products.

Amongst the products on display will be its range of wrapping film, which features an infinite array of colours and special effects, as well as the APA Digital Print range that offers customised and printable films for use in a wide variety of applications.

Further stand attractions will include the company’s thermo-weldable film for use on fabrics, which offers excellent ease of use during processing and application and its interior design films, which span three different categories, namely, Cover, Creative and Printing, and are designed for revamping both corporate and domestic interiors and furnishings.

Visitors will also be able to see as the Solar and Safety ranges, which respectively alleviate the glare of sunlight when used on windows and offer protection in the event of accidental window breakage.

Drytac set to clean up

new Protac Anti-Bacterial film
drytac spot on

On Stand C20, the specialist manufacturer and distributor of self-adhesive materials, Drytac Europe will be launching its new Protac Anti-Bacterial film.

A textured polyester laminating film, it incorporates a durable anti-bacterial additive that provides protection from mould growth and bacterial contamination, making it ideal for use in environments that demand the highest standards of hygiene.

The textured finish of the film also provides a high resistance to abrasion, thus making it a perfect solution for exhibition and POP displays, while the clarity of the film ensures there is no diminishment of colour. In addition, the film is also resistant to chemical degradation and therefore many common household cleaners to enable ease of cleaning across all applications.

Drytac will also be showing examples of its Re Tac, SpotOn and ViziPrint films, as well as examples of floor graphics created using the Floor Tac film in conjunction with the ScuffGuard protective laminate.

Neschen is open all hours 

neschen stand

ArtSystems will be joining Neschen on Stand H60 to help promote its wide range of signand graphics media.

This year the stand will be themed around the traditional British corner shop made famous by the popular television show Open All Hours and the witty and informative display will provide ample opportunities for visitors to see the great potential for eye-catching point of sale signage applications.

The current range of Neschen Easy Dot products, including Print ‘n’ Walk, Window Grip and Chalk Board will be prominent, as will the ever expanding range of Neschen Performance Wallpapers. When used in unison, they will help create that appealing and iconic Open All Hours look, as well as providing visitors with inspiration for new applications.

Neschen will also be using the show to introduce new additions to the Neschen product range for the first time in the UK and special show offers will be available for all visitors to the stand.

A new direction for Antalis

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Antalis is aiming to make a big impact on Stand C20, where it will be showcasing its innovative product range with an American diner inspired stand.

Almost all of the decorative areas that visitors will see on the stand, including the walls, the floor and even the light shades, will be constructed from materials that feature within the Antalis range of visual communications media.

In addition, the company will be launching its new hardware partnerships exclusively at the show. This means that customers can now benefit from being able to purchase products from the UK’s leading hardware manufacturers, which are complemented by Antalis’ wide range of roll and rigid media and supported by independent training from the Antalis Digital Academy. The result is a complete one-stop-shop for even the most complex sign and display needs.



Further key products to be showcased include solutions for floor graphics, plus Drytac FloorTac, Drytac ScuffGuard, Coala Event Walk and the new Coala Floor & Wall, together with wall graphics made from Drytac HiGrab, Drytac Retac and Drytac SpotOn.

Visitors will also be able to view environmentally friendly hanging signage with Antacote Lite and DISPAboard and vehicle graphics with Oracal 970 and much more besides.

Antalis’ expert team will be on hand for the full three days to provide advice and support, as well as information on the Digital Academy training workshops and technical support service

Substrates to the fore with Brett Martin

Brett Martin Flat Sheet Range.

Brett Martin, will be showcasing its extensive range of semi-finished plastic substrates Stand B22, where visitors will be able to see the market leading Foamalux Foam PVC Range and Transparent Sheet Range.

The company’s flagship Foamalux Foam PVC range, which is light in weight, versatile and highly durable, has earned a reputation for premium performance in an endless array of creative applications in the sign, display and print sectors. The range comprises four different options, including Foamalux White, a bright white direct to print PVC substrate available in thicknesses from 1‐24mm, which is suitable for UV digital printing; Foamalux Colour, a vibrant palette of 15 colours that includes the innovative Neon Pink, Neon Green, Raspberry and Black Sparkle options; Foamalux Ultra, a durable rigid foam PVC sheet with a high gloss premium finish available in white and six colours, providing a high end appeal; and Foamalux Xtra, manufactured from recycled foam PVC, and comprising a recycled black core sandwiched between surfaces of white virgin PVC to a achieve a dramatic finish.

Also on display will be the key products in Brett Martin’s transparent sheet range. These include Marlon FS Polycarbonate, a highly durable thermoplastic ranging in thickness from 0.75 – 15mm, which provides 200 times more impact resistance than glass at only half the weight. Characterised by high optical clarity, Marlon FS Polycarbonate’s flexible design is ideal for illuminated signs, displays and poster covers.

Another option is Marpet-g FS PETg, which is an ideal product for sign, display and store fixture applications, as its ability to handle a wide range of processing conditions facilitates easy fabrication, printing, heating and thermoforming. The range is available in thicknesses from 0.5 – 12mm.

Finally, Marcryl FS Acrylic, a high gloss, clear extruded acrylic sheet available in thicknesses of 2 – 10mm, combines high scratch and weather resistance with excellent glass-like clarity and is ideal for those applications that require a high-end finish, including displays, leaflet holders, POS equipment, as well as assorted fixtures and light boxes.

A French connection

SENFA decoprint panels

SENFA, the Technical Textiles division of the Chargeurs Group, will be showcasing its Decoprint fabric on the stand of its UK distributor Soyang Europe (Stand C60). 

Since its introduction in 2004, SENFA’s flagship product ‘Decoprint Pearl’ has become a world leading fabric for backlit display applications installed in the lightboxes located in retail outlets, shopping malls and airports all over the world.

The material’s smooth finish, the perfect diffusion of light and its excellent white point combined with all of the necessary fire certifications, renders it the number one choice for many international brands.

A cornucopia of colour

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dorotape stand

Doro Tape is once again planning to present its portfolio of self-adhesive vinyl, decorative films and digital print media on a very colourful stand that is designed to illustrate the efficacy of its products. 

Well known throughout the industry for its wide variety of specialist decorative and printable films, Doro Tape will be taking the opportunity to introduce some exciting new products at the show.  These will include the unique Aslan SE75, a near perfect double-sided mirror film that’s also scratch proof and plotter cuttable, as well as the new colour that has been added to Aslan’s CA23 metallic effect range.

In addition, visitors will also be able to see an extensive selection of coloured, etch and decorative vinyl from Aslan and Ritrama, together with Poli-Tape’s range of Poli-Print vinyl for use with digital printing technologies.

Finally, as an authorised dealer, Doro Tape will also be showing Roland DG’s large format printers and plotters on Stand B60.

Reach out with Grafityp

Grafityp sduk copy

On Stand J30, Grafityp UK will showcase a number of new products, including its extensive range of sign vinyls, automotive and decorative films, print media, wrapping films and laminates in the GrafiTack, GrafiWrap and GrafiPrint collections.

The automotive and decorative range offers someinteresting finishes, such as leather, metallic, brushed metal and carbon fibre, as well as colour change films. In addition, there is a wide selection of sign films for use in different applications, which offer a variety of characteristics and life spans, as well as the greener option offered by the Colibri range of PVC-free films.

Visitors will also be able examine new products in the print media range and samples will be available for these and for the vast collection of substrates that can be used to produce printed posters, signage, banners and vehicle wrap films.

For garment decorators,Grafityp offers films for plotter cutting and printing, the majority of which are produced by Siser in Italy.  They include films suitable for application to T-shirts,stretchy active wear or nylon, together with a selection of glitter, flock and foil  special effect films.Visitors will also be able to see the Forever range of transfer papers for use on inkjet, lasers, copiers and white toner printers.

All of these materials are further complemented by Grafityp’s hardware portfolio that encompasses Roland DG’s print & cut, eco-solvent wide format UV and sublimation printers, vinyl cutting plotters from both Roland and GCC and a selection from the wide range of laser engraving/cutting/marking machines in GCC’s excellent LaserPro range.  Grafityp also suppliesVivid’s Easymount laminators and heat transfer presses from Siser and Stahls, some of which will also be represented on the stand.

Finally, Grafityp promises that visitors will be able to enjoy many special show offers during the three days of the exhibition.

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