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Exhibitors name Sign & Digital UK 2016 most successful show to date.

Full house at SDUK 2016Full house at SDUK 2016Sign & Digital UK has once again confirmed its reputation as the leading exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry, with several big name exhibitors giving this year’s show the ‘Thumbs-Up’as their most successful show to date. Hewlett-Packard, Hybrid Services/Mimaki, Roland DG, Perfect Colours, PrintMAX, GPT, Complete CNC, ITC, Blackman & White, MTEX, CMYUK, Vivid Laminating Technologies, Grafityp, Signwaves, Amaya, Radecal, and many others reported strong sales and footfall to their stands.

This was backed up by the fact that almost half (42 per cent) of the 2016 floor space was rebooked on site for the exhibition’s 30th anniversary next year, which takes place from 28 to 30 March 2017 in halls 17 and 18 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Rudi Blackett, event director, said:

“We’re overwhelmed by the fantastic response we’ve had from exhibitors and visitors at the 2016 show. Strong sales were reported across the board and the footfall was impressive, creating a real buzz across all three show days.

“We’re really looking forward to celebrating 30 years of Sign & Digital UK 2017 and seeing what our top line-up of exhibitors has to offer!”

Here’s what some exhibitors had to say about this year’s show:

Hybrid Services

John de la Roche, national sales manager

“Sign & Digital UK gives us a great chance to showcase new equipment and meet customers; it’s the number one show in the UK and a fantastic environment to launch new products. We’ve been exhibiting at the show for 20 years and it has always proved to be a massive success and a great chance to generate quality leads.”


Busy aisles at SDUK 2016 Busy aisles at SDUK 2016 Jane Rixon, business manager

“We always come to Sign & Digital UK – it’s a selling show where people come to buy new equipment and see new technologies.”


Robin East, managing director

“Sign & Digital goes from strength to strength, and we believe it has established itself as the preeminent exhibition for digital printing professionals. CMYUK have had great success exhibiting at the show, engaging with new customers and connecting with a high attendance of our existing accounts. We also see increasing attendance from emerging markets within industries that are adopting digital printing in-house. This year we finished the show with nearly 600 sales leads across our hardware and consumables team. By the end of the final day we had taken solid orders for a significant number of printers.

CMYUK have already secured our stand and marketing package for Sign & Digital 2017 and we look forward to replicating our success from this year.”

Perfect Colours

Jon Telling, sales director

“Sign & Digital UK brings together all of the people that Perfect Colours wants to connect with in one place. We’ve made some great sales; it’s been a really successful show, and we’ll definitely be back next year.”

Vivid Laminating Technologies

Richard Marlow, sales director

“We’ve had a great show this year. The quality of visitors has been good, they’re all here to buy and as a result we’ve seen some strong sales through our dealer channels.”

Demonstration and advice by HP at SDUK 2016 Demonstration and advice by HP at SDUK 2016 Amaya Sales UK Ltd

Peter Wright, managing director

“Sign & Digital UK is a very successful show for us, and generates lots of strong leads. We’ve already rebooked for the 2017 show! “


David John, creative director

“We find that Sign & Digital UK is always a really good forum for presenting new products, meeting our customers and building new relationships. We’ve seen a real variety of visitors from across the industry, which creates an excellent opportunity to create new business. “

Roland DG

Sarah Lyons, head of marketing

“We decide to exhibit at Sign & Digital UK every year because it’s the premier sign and graphics exhibition in the UK. It gives us a chance to bring our latest kit to the stand, along with our close network of Roland DG authorised dealers, and show all of the end-users the new applications and profit driving processes that they can bring to their own business. This year has been really successful – we’ve had a lot of traffic to the stand, and a significant number of leads. We’ll definitely be returning next year, we’re one of the longest standing supporters of the show and will continue to do so in 2017.”


Neil Stevenson, sales director

“The main reason we exhibit at Sign & Digital UK is to see existing customers and find brand new ones. The beauty of the show is that it’s the longest established show that we have in the UK for this industry – it’s the perfect vehicle for us to see lots of customers and show them what’s new. We haven’t missed a show for 25 years – that’s the belief we’ve got in Sign & Digital UK.”

Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT)

Jack Gocher, head of marketing

“Sign & Digital UK is a great show – we come every year because we know that the people here are looking to buy. We know that we can generate strong leads that set us up nicely for the rest of the year. This year’s show has been really lively, there’s a great vibe and a good quality of visitors. Sign & Digital UK is our biggest show – we’ll be back next year. “

Doing business at SDUK 2016 Doing business at SDUK 2016 MTEX

Stewart Bell, director

“Sign & Digital is the main show for us in the UK – there’s great footfall, which is why we’ve chosen to launch two new products here. We’ve had some great leads and a couple of sales which is brilliant, We’ll definitely be back for the 2017 show – Sign & Digital UK is the premier show for launching new products and meeting customers. “


Sally Hunt, technical sales manager

“We’ve already rebooked for the 2017 show – Sign & Digital UK is a great platform for us to meet and greet our customers.”

Blackman & White

Alex White, managing director

“We’ll definitely be back next year - of the shows we attend, Sign & Digital UK is the most lucrative for us in terms of orders and new business.”


Vicky Jarman, marketing manager

“This is our eighth year at Sign & Digital UK and it’s a great opportunity to meet new customers and develop new business. We’ve done a great number of sales and been really happy with the response we’ve had to the new range of products. The show definitely seems to attract buying customers.”

Complete CNC Solutions Ltd

Mark Godden, marketing manager

“We’ve already booked our stand for 2017 – Sign & Digital UK gives us an opportunity to meet the right customers and generate strong sales.”

Radecal Machine Sales

Greg Economides, director 

“Every year we come here we generate a whole new base of customers. In a nutshell, Sign & Digital UK is a very successful show for us.”

Soyang Europe

Andrew Simmons, sales director

“It’s been a fantastic show with a good mixture of old and new customers – we’re really pleased. Sign & Digital UK is the ideal show for us, it’s where we find most of our target market. “

Modul UK Ltd

James Kemp, business development manager

“The show has been busier than we expected, and the quality of the footfall has been really good. The most important thing for us is not just the volume of leads, but the fact that people are approaching us with upcoming projects. “

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