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Denver, North Carolina

Design & Price: Box truck lettering

In every issue, SignCraft gives a few sign makers an imaginary project. We ask them to do a sketch of the sign they... Read More

What’s it cost to replace the 4-by-8-ft. faces on this monument?

PVC board letters and faces on a custom frame make installation easy

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Robert Lee Dear SignCraft, In August, I lost a good friend and mentor, Bob Lee. I met Bob over 37 years ago when... Read More

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Tired of digging for posts? Drive them in.

Digging post holes can be a hassle—especially if you’re in an area where the ground freezes in winter. Even in warmer climates, digging... Read More

Here’s what others charge for box truck graphics

About a week ago, we asked Trade Secrets readers to tell us what they would charge to do the graphics on a 16-ft.... Read More

Swipe these ideas!

Let’s make that “Borrow these ideas!” So often, the spark of inspiration that you need to start a design comes from seeing the... Read More

Shop vehicles that get customers calling

As sign people, we talk about image with our customers all the time. We don’t, though, always take a close look at our... Read More

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