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Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

Sign & Digital UK - NEC, Birmingaham 

The leading signmaking, display solutions and digital print show. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC with an all new show - 2-4 March 2021 in Halls 17 & 18.

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Next event: Cutting & Laser Technology  

Next event: Cutting & Laser Technology  

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Carving out Profits


The rise in demand of acrylic as safety screens in the retail and hospitality sector has provided a much-needed boost to one area of the sign-making industry.

Cutting and Laser Technology provides delegates with an exclusive look at the latest in flatbed cutters, laser cutters and CNC routers, from the industry’s leading manufacturers. We have pulled together speakers from across the market to introduce latest products, trends and business opportunities for sign-makers looking to source revenue wherever they can.

Automated workflow

If you are looking to add a high degree of automation to your digital cutting workflow then flatbed cutters are in a league of their own when it comes to precision cutting, especially for companies printing direct-to-substrate on rigid materials. Almost all of the popular models available from the leading brands offer scalable entry level machines where users can add a range of cutting tools to suit specific purposes, or they can be supplied fully loaded with feature rich speciality tools and offer a high degree of automation. 

The good news is that bringing print finishing in-house helps sign-makers and display printers to further expand their range of print service offerings, differentiate themselves from their competitors, and most of all, increase profits.

This SD Online Event will include:

  • Dealing with the demand for cut acrylic, now and beyond COVID-19
  • Helping you make the big decision about whether to continue to outsource or bring profitable operations in-house
  • The latest in cutting and laser tecchnologies


This is an interactive opportunity to ask questions and talk to experts from all areas of the industry, including manufacturers, suppliers and sign-makers.

Featuring industry keynote - A business perspectives session from Alex Beckingham of Trotec Laser who will talk about why you should consider bringing acrylic processing in-house.

We will also have a number of suppliers showcasing their latest offerings first-hand, including Zund, AG CAD, Blackman & White, ITC and more who will have technical experts on-hand to answer all your questions.


10.00am – 10.15am: Networking & Visit Expo Booths

10.15am – 10.20am: Welcome from your hosts Colin Gillman & Jack Gocher

10.20am – 10.40am: Business Perspectives Keynote - Alex Beckingham, Application Manager of Trotec Laser

How to bring acrylic processing in-house successfully         

  • Why you should consider bringing acrylic processing in-house (keeping control of quality/lead times/costs, maximising profitability)
  • What technology is best suited to the job (CNC vs laser, types of laser, helpful laser specs/features)
  • What's involved in laser ownership (cleaning, maintenance, benefits)
  • What else can you do if you have a laser?
  • Q&A


10.40am – 10.55am: Coffee break, Networking & Visit Expo Booths

10.55am – 11.40am: Business and Technology session featuring presentations from

- Jamie Taylor - Senior Application Engineer and Zund Product Demonstrator of Zund UK

- Technical expert (TBC) of Blackman & White

11.45am – 12pm: Networking & Visit Expo Booths



RECEPTION – view the schedule 
LIVE CHAT – introduce yourself, comment, ask questions, contribute to polls and make connections with other delegates  
EVENT STAGE and SESSIONS – where the action happens 
NETWORKING – meet fellow delegates face-to-face for up to 3 minutes. Click connect to share details and build your relationship offline
EXHIBITION BOOTHS – meet the event partners and leading technical experts in a dedicated area 



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