Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) returns to the NEC Birmingham from 21st to 23rd March 2023. The floor plan is growing fast, with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Roland DG, Epson UK, Premier, Hexis UK, Vivid Laminating Technologies and swissQprint, signed up. There will also be a host of familiar, and maybe not so familiar, exhibitors ready and waiting to welcome visitors from across the sign and large-format digital printing world.
This show remains the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to the sign and digital display market. Event director, Jenny Matthew, says, “Last year we had a great show, even though the country was just getting used to the idea of getting out again. However, this year promises to be a no-holds-barred celebration of all that is good and great in the wonderful world of sign-making and large-format digital printing. I have spoken to many people who say that SDUK 2023 will be their first opportunity to see the latest technology and innovation for several years, and they can’t wait. And neither can we!”
Hexis UK Wrap Battle
As well as a broad and diverse range of exhibitors, SDUK is running a series of features designed to educate and inform sign-makers of all shapes, sizes and experience levels. The ever-popular UK Wrap Battle 2023, hosted by HEXIS, will run throughout the show, giving visitors a rare chance to see the very best of the vehicle wrapping profession as they demonstrate their skills in a battle of speed and accuracy to claim the title of Best UK Installer 2023.
The Sign Studio
Whether you are a vinyl veteran or just setting out on your vinyl adventure, The Sign Studio is a must-see for visitors at the show this year.
It will run daily, with live demonstrations and practical workshops hosted by experienced sign-maker Paul Hughes. These sessions will allow visitors to learn more about the basics of vinyl application, vehicle livery, wall coverings and more. “I will give practical, hands-on demonstrations designed to inform people looking to take their first steps in vinyl application and those wanting to add to and develop their skills. There will even be something for more seasoned pros on the hunt for the latest tips and tricks,” says Paul.
Explains Lounge and Sign Surgery (hosted by ISA UK)
The International Sign Association UK (ISA-UK) is back to host the SDUK Explains Lounge and a brand-new feature – the Sign Surgery.
The Sign Surgery will take place alongside the Explains Lounge and will be an informal environment where visitors can put questions to ISA-UK directors. Craig Brown, CEO of the ISA UK, says, “The Sign Surgery will be a vibrant and welcoming place where visitors come to discuss the issues and challenges most important to them. ISA members with decades of experience in all areas of sign-making will be available throughout the show to answer questions and discuss real business issues. We have seen and lived it all in signage as a group, and this is a rare opportunity to share this knowledge with fellow sign-makers.”
Building on its popularity last year, the Explains Lounge will host a full programme of presentations designed to engage, inform and inspire. All of the sessions are free to attend and there’s no need to book. Check the website at www.signanddigitaluk.com to see a full schedule and list of speakers.
Jenny Matthew, concludes. “We are so excited about the show this year. We want everyone who joins us to get real value from their time, so we are doing our best to ensure there is something for everyone, from industry newcomers to seasoned professionals. The schedule is jam-packed with fantastic exhibitors, exciting features and thousands of networking opportunities to ensure that visitors will be informed and inspired by everything they find at SDUK 2023.”
Free to attend for visitors. Register here or at signuk.com