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Newtech is delighted to announce that Julie Savage of Savage Graphics is the lucky winner of the Newtech Wetherby Mini iPad Visitor Draw.  Julie and her husband Mark visited the Wetherby event and were among many who commented on how much they enjoyed the day and this exciting new style of print show – which is great news for both exhibitors and visitors.

‘We missed the Sign & Digital exhibition this year, so when we received an email from DoroTape with their superb range of media and materials announcing they were at an event close to home, we registered to attend. A few of the other exhibitors were familiar and of interest, but little did we know the visit would turn out to be so rewarding," comments Julie Savage.

She continues: "The venue was within an hours journey.  With most trade shows now in the midlands or in the south, we can spend 3+ hours travelling, and the disadvantage with large exhibitions is not having the opportunity to see as much as we would like in the half a day we usually get.  The Newtech Wetherby event we attended was located just off the A1 motorway, it was easy to find, had plenty of free parking, and the floor space was nicely balanced for each exhibitor to make it feel just right.

"We had an agenda to see four of the exhibitors and expected to stay until around midday. As an incentive to visit each exhibitor, the organisers offered the chance to enter an iPad prize draw, in exchange for a signed programme. We were glad they did as it encouraged us to approach each exhibitor, which is something you often don't do. Very beneficial extra contacts were made and we discovered some very interesting new technology that we had never seen.

"Since starting in business we have progressed from litho only, to adding Xerox digital printers and more recently large format solvent inkjet. Although aware of the principle for screen printing, one of the biggest surprises was the demonstration of the Goccopro desktop digital screen maker. We subscribe to many trade magazines and are big users of the internet for business, so to find out about a product we had never heard of was quite a surprise.

"In the end we stayed until 2.30pm. A four hour period that surprised us but did seem right to get the best 1 to 1 with each exhibitor.  A few weeks later we received news that the iPad draw had been won by us, so an extra bonus that was gratefully received.

"The concept of the mini roadshow exhibition provided by Newtech is in our opinion a successful format. Locations that enable people to consider visiting, with a scale and content that was beneficial to all.

"We have spent 4 hours at the show and seen everybody. If we’d been going to London or Birmingham, we wouldn’t have even got there yet! Lots of new products and we had time to understand the technologies. We will be investing!"

The latest in a national series of specialist printing shows, Newtech Corby November 18-19 comes to the midlands with an exciting range of exhibitors in print & cut, finishing, screen, transfers and garment decoration.

Held at Ultima Displays showroom in Corby, the latest Newtech event promises to be the most popular yet with registrations breaking all records and exhibitors space completely sold out. Newtech then rolls out in 2015 in Southampton in February, Glasgow in March, Liverpool in May, Newcastle in June, Bristol in July, Wetherby in October and London in November.

Each exhibitor is offering a special promotion for these events and Roland DG is also running a rolling schedule of free one-to-one Roland DG Academy training sessions during the Corby show. Designed to develop skills and maximise profits, options are:

  • VersaWorks RIP software. Find out how Roland’s advanced and powerful RIP software can help you get even more from your machine.
  • VersaUV LEF-20 Business Bootcamp. Ideal for budding entrepreneurs looking to add additional profitable revenue streams, and a little magic, to their business.

For further information or to register as a visitor visit www.co-opevents.com