Here are just a few comments from our exhibitors at the 2017 show:

Oshino LED Lighting
Eden Heath, Product Manager
“We’ve seen a lot of new customers at the show this year, but it’s also been great for networking with existing customers – which is probably just as valuable. We are an LED model manufacturer, and we’ve had a new module that we’ve launched at the show and that’s been well received.”

Soyang Europe Ltd
Kerrie Anne Moore, Sales and Marketing Manager
“It’s been a really interesting experience exhibiting at Sign & Digital UK this year due to the wide range of new products that we have been exhibiting. We’ve exhibited at Sign & Digital UK for the past few years and I’ve always felt it’s a really good environment to get our products across. We’ve gone into this year with a lot more space and a much bigger stand, and are really pleased with the leads we have obtained and the quality of the customers. Sometimes it only takes 3 or 4 new accounts to feel like the event is justified, but in this case there has been a lot more than that.”

Lion Picture Framing Supplies Ltd
Nicola Harrold, Managing Director
“Our experience has been really good. It’s a very professional show – you don’t get too many tyre kickers.”

InkTec
Joey Kim, Managing Director of InkTec Europe
“Sign and Digital UK is a key part of InkTec’s calendar as it gives us the opportunity to showcase our very latest products, such as the JETRIX LXi8 which had its worldwide debut at this year’s event. As always 2017 saw us networking with existing clients and meeting lots of new contacts for both our printers and consumables. We were especially proud to be here this year, as it also formed part of our celebrations of 25 years since InkTec first started.”

Canon UK Ltd
Dominic Fahy, Canon’s UK Business Group Manager Display Graphics Systems and Imaging Supplies
“We had a brilliant Sign and Digital UK 2017. The show provided a great platform to discuss innovative ways for our customers and prospects to evolve and grow their businesses. The feedback we received on stand was fantastic. Along with our industry leading technology, we demonstrated a wide range of applications illustrating what’s possible and helping to inspire customers with potential new growth areas. As part of this, we were very excited to showcase applications of the revolutionary new UVgel technology for the first time in the UK.”

Your Print Partner Ltd
John Thomas, Business Development Manager
“It’s been a really great show – really, really good! We’ve launched a new product and everyone is really interested in it and we’ve had a lot of enquiries. It’s the first time we’ve had a stand this size and everything has gone really well. We launched this product at Sign & Digital UK as it’s generally recognised as the key show in the year for signage makers and everyone involved in the sign and digital business – so it was really a no-brainer. We’ve had a really good quality of customers – people who are decision makers in the business and are looking to buy. We are coming back next year!”

Signtrade Letters Ltd
Lesley Rodgers, Office Manager
“It has been really productive, we’ve been really busy and people have been really interested. For us as a company it has been well worth it to attend.”

Hybrid Services
John de la Roche, National Sales Manager
“Sign & Digital UK gives us a chance to wave the Mimaki and Hybrid flag, to meet customers old and new, and of course it gives us the best opportunity to launch new products. This year is no exception – we have the new large jfx printer, which has been the star of the show. This show gives us a chance to enhance our share in the printing market. We wanted to come here and launch products as it’s the main UK show for anyone working with graphics and the beauty of the show is that it attracts small signmakers right through to the big graphic producers.”

Atlantic Tech Services Limited
Stafford Cox, Service Director
“There has been a lot of interest in the different machines we have on offer and quite a varied audience. There has been a high quality of customer and it seems that everyone is looking for a wide variety of products. We will definitely come back. Because the show is so central in the country it brings everybody from all four corners.”

CMYUK Digital Ltd
Robin East, Group Director
“Our experience at Sign & Digital UK has been excellent and we’ve taken a lot of orders. We’ve got two new bits of kit on the stand and have sold every single model on the stand. The thing is – everybody comes to Sign & Digital UK. If you ever hear negative comments about the show saying it’s just for the sign guys – that’s rubbish. We have had Hollywood Monster, Macro Art, Delta Display, Media Co. DIS – everybody comes here!”

ZUND Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd
Ian Guest, Sales Demonstrator
“It’s been very busy so far, two and a half days in and we’ve had quite a lot of enquiries. The machine has drawn a lot of attention.  It was a last minute decision to come here, but we are here every year whether it’s with our dealers or independently, but it seemed like the right decision to make. We will obviously need to follow up, but on first impression it has seemed like really good, high quality visitors and leads. We will be coming back to the show, we always seem to get something out of it so it makes sense, it’s one of those ones that is always on the calendar.

Brett Martin Ltd
Duncan Smith, Sales Director
“It is the first time we’ve exhibited here for many years and we found it’s been a good experience and we’ve achieved what we set out to do. We feel the show is a lot better, it feels a lot bigger and busier, and there are a lot of people that we want to speak to. ”

Swanline Paper & Board
Rose Griffin, Managing Director
“The exhibition provided a perfect opportunity to meet existing and potential new customers face-to-face, which always opens the door to great discussions about their needs and requirements, products and the industry in general. We were able to demonstrate Swanline’s capabilities in constructional design, graphics and materials on stand which attracted a considerable amount of attention from visitors. Overall, we were really pleased with how the exhibition went. There was significant interest from some big players in the market towards our new products that were unveiled at the show, generating good leads which we aim to turn into sales.”

Righton
Colin Double, National Sales Manager
“The experience so far has been very good for the amount of enquires for the first time ever we’ve shown as Rightons at Sign & Digital UK. We have had a good footfall of enquires, some from existing customers and a lot of new faces. This is the first show that we’ve done as Rightons – so we have got a lot to talk about. We wanted to promote the one stop distribution opportunity for the sign and digital market. We are already in discussion about coming back – possibly with a bigger stand.”

Vivid Laminating Technologies Ltd
Lewis Evans, Product Manager
“It’s been a great three days, with lots of leads every day. Yesterday was pretty crazy with people queuing up to get on the stand. There were lots of orders taken, and it was probably one of the best Sign & Digitals we have ever had. There has been a very good quality of customers – both new and existing – lots of familiar faces including people we’ve already got relationships with looking to upgrade their current kit or buy our new range of materials. We have got lots of new things at the show this year and they have proved really popular. We have already booked a stand that’s about 30% bigger for next year.”

arken POP
Vicki Cox, Product Sales and Marketing Manager
“We’ve found the show to be quite busy all three days, and we are pleased with what we’ve got back from it so far. Over the course of the three days we have had around about 60 enquires, which has been a really good result. People who have come on the stand are definitely our target market. We do supply a lot to the trade and a lot of customers have been trade customers, like shop fitters, signage companies which is the right type of customer we are looking for.”

Tharstern
Lee Ward, Global Sales Director
“Sign & Digital UK has been a great opportunity for us to show how our MIS can deal with the complexities of a large format workflow, including the new functionality we’ve developed for this sector. This year, MIS was definitely on their shopping lists and we secured some top-quality leads from visitors who were at the show to make informed decisions going forward and were clearly decision-makers within their companies.”

Rollsroller AB
Per Wendel, Area Sales Manager
“Sign & Digital UK is a great forum for us to meet distributors, customers and to broaden our brand. Great Britain is an important market that has a great need for our products and we need to display and demo our market leading products for end users and decision makers. Sign & Digital is the right partner to work with. Professional, experienced, service-minded with the right customer base. We are very pleased with the whole event and our sales in the UK increase every year we participate.”