The show delights
The on-site delights will include:
The Adobe Theatre
The ever-popular Adobe Theatre will feature five workshops daily and offer attendees a host of practical tips and advice for mastering their software packages.
These will include the ‘Creativity Overload’ session, designed to refine Photoshop editing skills, and the ‘Don’t break the grid’ session, where attendees will be taught countless workflow improvement tips and timesaving tricks.
Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Bridge are some of the other software packages that will also be covered.
The Corel Theatre
Combining a range of practical workshops and product demonstrations, the 2015 Corel Theatre is a must-attend for anyone active in the design, sign, printing, embroidery and promotional products sectors.
The seminar sessions will include a practical step-by-step guide to creating various items such as business cards and posters with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 and attendees will also learn how to create and customise their own webstore and how customers can personalize products using DecoNetwork.
Those working with apparel and promotional items, garment printing, embroidery and appliqué, will be able to enjoy dedicated sessions in the Wilcom DecoStudio e3 workshop.
The SignLab Theatre
Wide-format design and production software specialists, CADlink Technology will present a series of seminars focusing on best practice print and cut, sign and display design and production workflows.
The ‘SignLab for Mimaki’ session will cover boosting design and production workflows with Mimaki printers and address key areas such as print and cut set-up, the use of time saving tools, how to supersize images and make the most of the special effects features.
The ‘SignLab for Versaworks’ session will focus on the ways that Roland users can maximise the benefits of print and ink technology. Practical skills covered will include contour cut-lines, working with VersaWorks’ colour palette and working with Roland colour profiles and metallic and white ink sets.
The Business Theatre will be packed with practical sessions identifying new revenue opportunities for business owners looking to expand and improve their services for the year ahead.
Hewlett-Packard will run two workshops, one presented by Terry Raghunath and Jane Rixon, which will explore the new digital solutions for wall decorations in the seminar ‘Explore the wall-covering opportunity with HP Latex Printing Technology’.
In addition, HP’s Julian Mainwaring will present the ‘HP Large Format Media, the perfect solution for any application’ session, in which Julian will review some of HP’s newest media introductions, and offer a sneak peak into the HP portfolio that has been certified for the new HP PageWide Technology.
In the ‘Tips and tricks using lasers’ sessions, Martin Horne, Managing Director of Trotec Laser will explore how a laser can help solve some of the common problems faced in the sign and print sectors, as well as using a laser machine to its full potential.
The British Sign and Graphics Association will also run two workshops to help sign companies get to grips with changing industry legislation. These will cover such crucial topics as requirements under new European standards and the impact of changing building regulations on sign maintenance. There will also be an update on current health and safety issues, including the importance of risk assessments. All sessions will use practical case studies and are aimed at sign companies of all sizes and specialties. There will be two workshops during each day of the show.
In the ‘Fast track to creative vehicle wrapping’ session, Mimaki’s Mike Horsten will take participants on an interactive ride from the past to the future of vehicle liveries.
Other seminars on offer in the Business Theatre will include ‘Why and how can digital technology be used in new markets?’ presented by Frazer Chesterman, ‘Diversifying your business: training for new market opportunities’ presented by a panel of experts from Antalis and ‘Modular Display Solutions’ from Andrew Burdett at Ultima Displays.
The hugely popular Signmakers’ Workshop will once again be presented by expert signmaker Paul Hughes. This practical feature is a must-see for visitors of all experience levels in the sign industry.
Each topic is broken down into an introductory ‘First steps’ session, followed by a ‘Moving on from the basics’ advanced skills session. Each topic will end with an interactive Q&A session, where visitors will not only be free to ask questions, but will also be invited try their hand at the new techniques covered in the presentation.
All seminar sessions are free and work on a first-come, first-served basis. For full timetables visit: www.signanddigitaluk.com/seminars.