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Sign & Digital explains is where you will find useful articles and downloadable guides on a range of industry topics. Whether you are a novice or a pro, Sign & Digital explains will provide you with insight, advice and some helpful tips and tricks!

A Guide to Vehicle Wrapping     

Guide to Vehicle Wrapping Front Cover

Find out about getting started with vehicle wrapping, the material involved, adding graphics, training courses, vehicle wrapping and the law and much more!

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Wide Format Digital Textile Printing

A Guide to Wide Format Front Cover

Find out about textile printing inks, market opportunities, finding the right materials supplier, what you need to know about finishing and fixing and much more!

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Dye Sublimation and Heat Transfer Print

Dye Sublimation and Heat Transfer Print Front Cover

Find out what dye sublimation is, how you get started, what you can print, its limitations and much more in our comprehensive guide from start up to specialisation...

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  • In the second of our two part series on what signmakers and creatives need from each other, we asked Andy Mudd from Signs2Signs to explain what designers can do to ensure a slick sign making process.

  • From innovative wall graphics to quirky images, we show you how clever signage can give your brand millennial appeal

  • From banners to business cards, marketing expert Robin Sturmey gives his brilliant branding tips

  • Designer Gurvinder Khurana explains how you can turn a bland office into an inspiring space

  • James Jarvis, from Antalis, tells us how he sees the print industry evolving in the months ahead. 

  • Print is about so much more than headed paper and flyers. Supercharge your brand and get noticed, with these creative, cost effective ideas.

  • We’ve been chatting to a few designers we know about what keeps them up at night when designing or pitching new signage for a client.

  • Not so long ago a lot of people were saying that the physical store was dead. Now the conversation has turned to the spate of store openings by previously online-only brands. Clearly the store is still an important part of the retail mix – both in terms of sales and brand marketing.

  • From spectacular murals to high impact vinyl stickers and affordable statement art, modern print advances are giving us unique ways to make a style statement.

  • It’s Christmas and the now traditional, eagerly-awaited blockbuster advertisements have hit our TV screens – and they don’t disappoint. From Paddington Bear to X-Factor stars’ fantastical fashion journey and from Moz to cartoon carrots and Christmas feasts, stories abound.

  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly! While the white stuff falls from the sky and families stagger from store to store, choosing gifts for loved ones near and far, getting something for the form teacher and sorting out the secret Santa, retail elves are hard at work helping to make that stressful time just a little easier.

  • From customised gifts to bespoke Marmite jars, printing advances have brought about an explosion of personalised merchandise.

Featured Exhibitors

  • Established since 1996, Hybrid’s commitment to providing the very highest standards of customer service is coupled to a market-leading product portfolio of cutting edge solutions for the sign and grap ...
  • How did you get started in the Sign & Graphics industry? Both myself and my business partner Ian have worked in the Textile industry pretty much all of our working lives, personally I started at 16 ye ...
  • What does InkTec do? Interestingly, despite how InkTec are known in the UK and Europe, we actually started out over 25 years ago doing ink for desk-top inkjet printers. A far cry from what we actually ...
  • How did you come into your role as Academy and Creative Centre Manager? When I was at university I studied product design and innovation in Bristol and I knew I wanted to do something graphics or crea ...
  • The world of signage is constantly changing with innovative niche ideas and designs at the forefront. At Spandex, we work with some of the most innovative brands and frequently on imaginative ideas fo ...
  • Jim Nicol: The man with the magic touch

    01 Nov 2017 The Magic Touch
    What is dye sublimation/heat transfer printing? Dye sublimation printing is a quick and inexpensive method of producing personalised bespoke items where the minimum order is one.  You take an image an ...
  • How did you get started in the sign trade? I started out in recruitment, so nothing to do with the sign trade at all. I went through various jobs after I left school and tried different things before ...
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