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Cool prints in Santa Barbara

With a staff of four and a 2000 sq. ft. shop, Santa Barbara Signs is a “one-stop shop for signs and graphics.”

Step-by-step: Make a faux vintage sign

Most signs have to look brand new, but sometimes you need to make one look like it's endured years of wear-and-tear. Donna Williams shows how she makes a sign look like it's been around forever.

What's it cost to produce this wayfinding sign?

Signs like these are routine projects for many shops. Have you tracked your time and materials on one lately? Take a look at that and more here.

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More great image-driven websites

Thursday, May 28, 2015

About a week ago I featured the websites of three sign companies, each of which was loaded with photos and kept the copy to a ...

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Websites that let the photos do the talking

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Writing good copy for your website can be a real challenge. There’s so much you want to say and so many different ways to say ...

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Cool Tools & Other Neat Stuff

Tools, materials and services to make your life easier!

Engraving materials samples from Rowmark

Rowmark is the leading manufacturer of sheet plastic for the signage, engraving and awards markets. Rowmark’s Material Sample Kit features blank samples of Rowmark’s most popular materials for laser marking and rotary engraving, as well as valuable tips and tricks when fabricating Rowmark materials. Request your FREE copy today at samples@rowmark.com!

www.rowmark.com

 

Introducing Duets Direct™

Manufacturer-direct engraving, ADA and architectural signage substrates from Gemini. Laser and rotary sheets in the colors, finishes and sizes you need. Order your Duets Direct Sample Swatch Binder and request free color swatch and material samples.

www.DuetsDirect.com

 

Count on Sherwin-Williams for premium sign finishes

The Genesis LV Single Stage System from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes delivers outstanding performance and easy color matching for sign work. The easy-to-use two-component, VOC compliant urethane single stage looks great and is super durable—even in extreme outdoor conditions. Available in flat, satin, semi and full gloss! Call 800-798-5872 or visit:

www.sherwin-automotive.com/sign-manufacturers

 

Wholesale to the trade only

Signs of distinction, crafted in tradition for over 25 years. Award-winning heirloom quality carved signs for distinctive homes, businesses, organizations, churches and municipalities. Become a reseller, purveyor, dealer or distributor of our high quality, long lasting, reasonably priced carved signs. Located in New England; sales@newenglandcarvedsigns.com or 860-861-7434

www.newenglandcarvedsigns.com

 

Speedy 400 from Trotec

Trotec introduces the Speedy 400 laser engraving machine, with a generously sized 39-by-24-in. working area and multifunctional table that allows for quick changes between tables. For information, call 866-226-8505 or visit:  

www.troteclaser.com

 

Substrate for Sign Making

Cuts, routs, and blasts easier than wood, yet lasts indefinitely.

 

www.precisionboard.com

 

The right CNC solution

Multicam provides you with the RIGHT CNC Solution for your sign making needs. Whether you are working with wood, foam, acrylic or aluminum, our machines help you generate the superior products that you customers envision.

www.multicam.com

 

Don't miss out on pinstriping profits

Our tape works as a stencil: tape it, paint it, peel it off— then get paid for it! Get razor sharp painted on stripes. Make bends, points, corners and two tone stripes. Match and repair most any pinstripes. Start today!  

www.finessepinstriping.com

 

Make laying gold leaf easier!

W&B Gold Leaf, LLC, makers of Wehrung & Billmeier Roll Gold.We offer gilder’s tips, knives,cushions for surface and glass gilding, wheels for roll gold, mop brushes for skewing, agate burnish stones—everythingfor the gilder!

www.wbgoldleaf.com

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