Get ready, get steady for Sign & Digital UK 2018!
With less than a week to go until Sign & Digital UK 2018 (SDUK), the team at Faversham House has today announced the latest exhibitor news, product launches and competitions set to be showcased at this year’s event.
Returning to the NEC Birmingham from 24th-26th April 2018, the industry leading trade show will once again bring a range of innovative technologies and equipment aimed at the visual communications sector.
The 2018 show theme, Creativity Brought to Life, will see the event’s legacy of innovation continue; presenting visitors with new interactive features, an enhanced free-to-attend seminar programme and practical live demonstrations showcasing the latest technologies, products and services.
Sign & Digital UK will give visitors the opportunity to gain industry insight from experts and inspirational speakers, including celebrity retail consultant, Mary Portas.
Event Director, Rudi Blackett, said: “If you are looking for ways to stand out from the competition, Sign & Digital UK 2018 is a business-critical event.”
Here is a preview of the many product launches and prize giveaways you can expect to see at this year’s show.
Product launches and showcases
The Antalis (Stand L10) stand will be modelled as a luxury retail store with a spring theme and will showcase Antalis’ full portfolio of visual communications solutions through a tasteful seasonal design. The ‘store’ will be split into three distinct collections – vehicle and wrapping, POS and signage and décor – designed to showcase Antalis’ full range of rigid and flexible media in application.
Bergman / Art Neon (Stand G42) will display the new LED Neon Flex, a highly flexible, professional solution for indoor and outdoor use with horizontal and vertical bending, high dust and waterproof protection (IP67) and high UV and salt resistance.
CADlink (Stand E42)will bring a newly updated version of the Digital Factory RIP printing software to the SDUK show, featuring direct to garment editions and will also release a newly updated version of the EngraveLab software for the engraving market.
CMYUK (Stand J10) will be showcasing the Massivit 1800 3D printer – a 3D printer of unique size capability, and of commercial speed performance that the company claims is ‘unrivalled’. The Massivit 3D printer will enable specialists from within the wide format graphic display marketplace the opportunity to create huge high-impact models.
Colourgen (Stand L40)will feature Mutoh’s LED UV printers, the ValueJet 426UF (A3+) and ValueJet 1638UH (64” flatbed and roll to roll). Its printer demonstrations will illustrate just how diverse and profitable this technology can be when producing everything from art to awards, industrial applications, consumer gadgets and more.
Corel Theatre (Stand D44) will showcase CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018, the latest version of Corel’s industry-leading design collection, packed with powerful features and highly anticipated updates to help graphics professionals transform their creative ideas into professional, visually stunning designs.
D&K Europe (Stand A40) will debut the new B3 Neptune laminator and the latest double-sided Neptune PB and will also launch a new range of digital foils for use with automated laminating machines. The initial range will include Gold, Silver, Blue and Magenta and will be available in a variety of widths.
EPTANOVA (Stand K34) will showcase its Light Diffusing Ink, a product for screen printing on optically transparent glass, PC and PMMA panels that are visible only through a dedicated LED illumination. The potential of this product and its practical applications will be of particular interest to the sign and décor sectors.
Eurobond Adhesives (Stand G66) will launch the MagneTape range of self-adhesive backed magnetic tapes for mounting printed media in retail, POS, warehousing and offices.
Grafityp UK (Stand J30) will showcase the Océ Colorado 1640, a 64″ roll-to-roll wide format printer built on the revolutionary new Canon UVgel technology. It offers excellent printing capabilities, with speeds up to 159m2/hr for applications such as billboards and outdoor banners.
Hybrid Services (Stand E10) will be showing the entire range of Mimaki’s UCJV Series LED UV printer/ cutters, with both the UCJV300 and UCJV150 on display together for the first time at the exhibition. Mimaki’s key solvent printers and printer/cutters will also play a starring role, with a number of innovative and popular systems on display.
InkTec/Jetrix (Stands G22 & H20) will showcase its groundbreaking JETRIX LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer and also the latest addition to the JETRIX portfolio – the KX6U-LED. These innovative printers will sit alongside some stunning new additions to its range of consumables.
I-Sub (Stand J36) & Josero (Stand C22) will showcase the new Agfa Anapurna H1650i LED. Which prints onto virtually any material at high speed, as well as delivering photographic quality.
ITC (Stand E50) will debut the 1001 Series – a single flute router manufactured from an ultra-wear resistant micro-grain carbide. It is a balanced tool for use on high-frequency spindles that are commonplace on modern digital cutting tables. In addition, it will also show an innovative line of knife and blade tools with new cutting geometries added to facilitate the efficient cutting of vinyl, corrugated board, foam board and other materials.
Keencut (Stand L30) will launch its new sign cutter, the Excalubur 3S, a junior version of the company’s market-leading Steel Trak. The Excalibur 3S is designed to cut PVC foamboard up to 13mm and Dibond up to 3mmm and can score Plexiglas up to 6mm.
Listawood Trade Supplies (Stand G36) will launch a selection of new products and technology all designed with sublimation decoration in mind. Showcasing an extended collection of Duraglaze sublimation mugs at the exhibition, sublimation decorators are invited to view 50 different styles featured in Listawood’s new collection.
Modular Grid Signs.com (Stand C14 will have a beautifully illuminated, light-focused stand where they will launch Modular Grid Signs, a new and innovative form of Business Signage.
Quality Print Services (Stand K2) will run a live ‘Nazdar Ink Answers’ event, hosted by experts from Nazdar Ink Technologies, where visitors will be invited to ask questions about inkjet inks, applications and machines. QPS will also be offering a free introductory ink cartridge to new customers who register at the show.
RA Smart (Stand C11) is launching the brand new Impres digital printing solution, which comprises industry-leading technologies from MS, JK Group and Caldera. The new solution is specifically aimed at the dye sublimation and soft signage sector and at customers looking to invest in a solution which combines productivity and reliability. RA Smart will also launch REXframe, an innovative silicone edge graphic signage system.
Stadur (Stand K50)will showcase the VISCOM MAGNETIC, a lightweight foam board. This new product consists of VISCOM SIGN SF with a magnetic foil on one side. The magnetic side allows the adherence of ferrous paper/ foil and thus suitable for both short and long-standing applications, especially for in the retail sector.
CADlink (Stand E42) will run a prize draw to win a free software license. Simply drop off a business card, or fill in a form, at the CADlink stand for the chance to win.
CMYUK (Stand J10) will give away 1,000 Material Sample Binders for free.
Eurobond Adhesives (Stand G66) will host a business card draw. One lucky winner will receive an iPad.
Justprint (Stand E72) plans to offer a special discount to anyone who makes an online registration at cheapestbanners.co.uk during Sign & Digital UK.
Roland DG (Stand H30) will run a prize draw to win three exclusive prizes, with the first prize comprising an exclusive Renault Sport Formula One Team experience for two during the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix (26th – 29th July). The package will include a meeting with the team’s Head of Paint and Graphics and flights and hotel accommodation included. The second prize is an exclusive Renault Sport Formula One Team experience for two during the 2018 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix (8th July 2018). Parking and an overnight stay at Whittlebury Hall included. The third prize comprises signed memorabilia, plus a VIP factory tour and lunch for two.
Live Demonstration Sessions
Automatic Letter Bender (Stand C52) will hold a letter bending demonstration using the ALB- 02 Combo machine and will also showcase the accuracy and precision of the CNC Router Black Series MTC with hybrid servo machine, with a metal cutting demonstration.
Textile Printing Live in partnership with Hybrid Services (Stand D11)has been designed to respond to the design industry’s ever-increasing interest in textile printing. Visitors will be able to try their hand at creating printed textiles that they can personalise and take home.
Onyx Graphics (Stand G30) will run sessions to help printers increase profit margins, reduce waste and improve their understanding of print workflow techniques using the Onyx HUB as a solution.
Vehicle Wrapping Live in partnership with Spandex (Stand E32) will host wrapping demonstrations throughout the show. Visitors will be able to see and ‘have a go’ at wrapping with a wide range of colours and textures from 3M, Avery Dennison, ORAFOL, Arlon and ImagePerfect.
Décor Live in partnership with Antalis (Stand L12) will cover vinyl, wallcovering and magnetic substrates, these two live demonstrations are aimed at companies who have large format Inkjet technology and who are looking for an overview of all aspects of use and application, as well as gaining practical advice on installation.
Roland DG (Stand H30) will be hosting demonstrations of its TrueVIS VG-640, TrueVIS SG-300, SOLJET PRO 4XR-640 and VersaSTUDIO BN-20 printer/cutters, each designed to accommodate the needs of different graphic professionals.
Show Opening Times:
Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 26th March: 10.00am to 17.00pm
Thursday 26th March: 10.00am to 16.30pm
Entry to the show for visitors is free – pre-register at www.signanddigitaluk.com.