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Details released about the Business Theatre & Signmakers’ Workshop.

Visitors attending one of the seminars at Sign & Digital Visitors attending one of the seminars at Sign & Digital 24 to 26 March 2015

Halls 17 & 18 at the NEC, Birmingham

Sign & Digital UK, the leading trade exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry, has announced the seminar timetables for the Business Theatre and the Signmakers’ Workshop.

This follows last month’s confirmation of the Adobe, Corel and SignLab Theatre timetables, which are live online and feature more than 35 daily sessions.

Business Theatre

The Business Theatre will be packed with practical sessions identifying new revenue opportunities for business owners looking to expand and improve their services for the year ahead.

Hewlett-Packard will run two workshops, one presented by Terry Raghunath and Jane Rixon, who will delve into the new digital solutions for wall decorations in the seminar ‘Explore the wall-covering opportunity with HP Latex Printing Technology’. For any print service providers and wall-covering manufacturers, this seminar is a must-attend to help identify new business areas and revenue streams.

HP’s Julian Mainwaring will present the ‘HP Large Format Media, the perfect solution for any application’ session which will look at the versatility of HP Large Format Media. Julian will review some of HP’s newest media introductions, as well as offer a sneak peek into the HP portfolio that has been certified for the new HP Page Wide Technology.

In the ‘Tips and tricks using lasers’ sessions, Martin Horne, Trotec Laser MD will explore how a laser can help solve some of the common problems faced in the sign and print industry, as well as cover new ideas on how to utilise a laser machine to its full potential.

Visitors at last year's SDUKVisitors at last year's SDUKThe British Sign and Graphics Association will also run two workshops to help sign companies get to grips with changing industry legislation - covering crucial topics such as requirements under new European standards and the impact of changing building regulations on sign maintenance. There will also be an update on current health and safety issues, including the importance of getting risk assessments right. All sessions will use practical case studies and are aimed at sign companies of all sizes and specialties. There will be two workshops each day of the show.

In the ‘Fast track to creative vehicle wrapping’ session, Mimaki’s Mike Horsten will take participants on an interactive ride from the past to the future of vehicle liveries.

Other seminars on offer in the Business Theatre include ‘Why and how can digital technology be used in new markets?’ presented by Frazer Chesterman, ‘Diversifying your business: training for new market opportunities’ presented by a panel of experts from Antalis and ‘Modular Display Solutions’ from Andrew Burdett at Ultima Displays.

Signmakers’ Workshop

The hugely popular Signmakers’ Workshop will once again be presented by expert signmaker Paul Hughes. This practical feature is a must-see for visitors of all experience levels in the sign making industry.

Each session is designed to help business owners get to grips with some of the most in-demand skills and techniques, with workshops covering vinyl application, vehicle livery and sign-board making.

Each topic is broken down into an introductory ‘First steps’ session, followed by a ‘Moving on from the basics’ advanced skills session. Each topic will end with an interactive Q&A session, where visitors will not only be free to ask questions, but also try their hand at the new techniques from the presentation.

All seminar sessions are free and work on a first-come, first-served basis. Full timetables for Sign & Digital UK 2015 are now available online

Sign & Digital UK is free to attend and registration is now open. Please sign up at, or to enquire about exhibiting, please contact the show team on 0044 (0) 1342 332000, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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