What’s it cost to produce these box truck graphics?

We’ve done two of these box trucks, plus a pair of plastic faces for an illuminated sign for this furniture store. The company... Read More

What would this 4×8 sign sell for?

Almost every sign shop makes 4×8 signs. The uncut panel fits the square footage requirements of many sign codes, and they are efficient... Read More

How to create graphics with a vintage look

Over the past few years, rat rods and retro rods have taken off in popularity, and the call for faux-aged lettering and pinstriping... Read More

Designing signs for legibility: Viewing time

Outdoor advertising companies usually have a salesperson to sell potential clients on using billboards at existing locations for an advertising contract. Often the... Read More

Designing signs for legibility: Letter size

To sell signs effectively, we must know what it takes to create a sign that works—a sign that is both attractive and readable... Read More

Nine secrets to building a sign business that lasts

Succeeding in the sign business for 35 years is a major achievement. Brian Schofield, with much help from Karin Levin, has made that... Read More

Color contrasts help you control the message

“Opposites attract,” says the old, oft-repeated saying. This doesn’t only apply to marriages, friendships and magnets. It applies to sign design, too. Opposites... Read More

Design & Price: 4×8 overlaid plywood sign

In every issue of SignCraft Magazine, we gave a few sign makers an imaginary project and asked them to do a sketch of... Read More

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Ray and Rose Grossi

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Creating a landmark sign bound for the Arctic Circle

We recently received an enquiry from a new client from the far northern reaches of Canada. They were enquiring about a “landmark sign”... Read More

March 2021: Letters

News from our readers: Mike Meyer’s new book on sign painting, the amazing ColorRite Sign Writer, the late Richard Haemmerle

Profile: Ian Macdonald

Shop name: Historic Sign Restorations City: Rochester, New York Age: 60 Staff: Ian plus Scott Knox Shop size: 800 sq. ft. Online: www.historicsignrestoration.com... Read More

What would this 4×8 sign sell for?

The 4×8 sign is a very common format for most sign shops. Many sign code restrictions limit certain signs to 32 sq. ft.... Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: February 2021

Check out this creative sign work by SignCraft’s readers. We’re always interested in seeing your work or photos of great-looking signs you’ve seen.... Read More

Design & Price: Truck and trailer for a landscape company

We gave three top sign designers the following scenario and asked them to do a drawing of the graphics they might have produced... Read More

Bringing classic wood signs back to life

When Ian Macdonald was thinking about getting back in the sign business after being out of it for a while, he noticed how... Read More

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