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Signlink Live draws to a close in high spirits

On the last day of Signlink Live, I surveyed the halls for more innovative signage solutions that are designed specifically to help you save time, money, energy, and more.

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Trade sign manufacturer and installer, Signfab UK, has had a great show, telling me early in the morning of day three that it will come away with 130 leads already. Alan Hill, installation manager of Signfab UK, says: “Being here with our competitors, we all know each other, but it works. We are promoting the services that we offer and it has been worth exhibiting.”

The team was on hand to offer key advice to attendees seeking a trade service, including aluminium and stainless steel built up letters, totem signs, monoliths, and aluminium fascia signs. It also showcased 24V Tetra, an LED lighting system with new Optilens X and energy efficiency. 

Signfab UK had a positive show talking with attendees about its manufacturing and installation services

Packaging prototyping is a huge growth area at the moment and Graphtec has this area covered with the FCX2000, which was launched at the beginning of the year. It also brought along its FC6000 vinyl cutter, a heavy duty version of the CE6000 machine, as well as its F-Mark automatic digital cutter for short-run labels, another area of the market that is booming.

Nova Aluminium came to the show to display its range of light boxes, which are especially popular with supermarkets. Also being showcased was Novacomp, its Pole and Plank system which is ideal for hospitals, and Pallet Wrap. Its Novatex unit is easy to fit and can be used indoors; when backlit using LED illumination, it gives an appealing, bright visual and is great for any point-of-sale applications.

Irpen UK’s new Iribond Steel Composite Panel product was particularly successful at the exhibition

Irpen UK’s general manager, Mike Vince, was excited to get the brand’s presence out at the show, as it successfully re-launched two years ago to stay ahead of the competition. Particularly popular with attendees, Vince told me, was the company’s new Iribond Steel Composite Panel. With a basic structure fixed, the magnetic films offer diversity by being easily exchanged.

We are glad we exhibited and I think the show has been good for the industry

He says: “We also sell LED modules and accessories, so we hope visitors come away knowing that we have everything they need in the same place. We are glad we exhibited and I think the show has been good for the industry.”

Newtown Tapes has also gained leads from the show, as well selling one of its flagship Enimac X-Treme Light double-sided tape applicator machines to a plastics company. This reflects the team’s aim for the show, which according to marketing manager Jacob Underwood, was to explore new markets, such as sign and plastics, on top of the print market.

Also, a pre-show deal was made with Wales-based Zenith Print and Packaging for the same machine, with the well-established company set to start using the machine soon.

You probably will have seen it from the giant superhero display, but Signgeer is another company that has had a positive experience at the show. With a broad range of products, from pieces of kit to smaller tools, manager Jodie Gardner says she hopes sign-makers and vehicle wrappers will enjoy being able to get everything they need under one roof.

Drawing in plenty of interest from attendees was the VR15 Weeder. The tool is used to speed up the process of vinyl weeding, making it quicker, easier, and more efficient.

So, as I get ready to make my journey home, I have had lots of positive feedback from exhibitors at this first-time exhibition and it is clearly filling a gap in the market. Thank you for being part of this exciting new event and we hope to see you again next year.

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