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Effective design creates a powerful first impression

The business’s sign often makes the critical initial contact with prospective customers

Using swatches, patterns and tiles in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

These tools make it easy to add textures and patterns to graphics

Design & Price: 4-by-16-ft. storefront sign

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

Creating a theme and a package for an ice cream parlor

There’s more to the experience than handing folks an ice cream cone

Step-by-step: Traditional airbrushed lettering

Brian Schofield does a dragster the old school way

Design Clinic: Take a break and have some fun

Find a few projects that will let you stretch your creative wings

What’s it cost to produce this 12-by-16 entrance sign?

HDU and PVC board make a durable solution

Sign panels and substrates at work

Most signs require unique materials with special characteristics

Bob Bjorkquist

Healdsburg, California

Redgie Adams

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Tom Bowen

Plainfield, Illinois


Greg Preheim: 1945 – 2018 Greg Preheim of Greg Signs & Murals, Irene, South Dakota, died November 20, 2018 of lymphoma. He and,... Read More

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Put a little curve on it

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One thing you never have enough of in the sign business is fresh ideas and design inspiration. You’re constantly pressed to come up... Read More

Fix a cutter that doesn’t cut graphics completely

It’s really frustrating to start weeding a contour cut print/lam job only to find that some of the cuts are incomplete because the... Read More

Download this helpful sales tool

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