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Effective wrap design gets more important every day

As wraps become more common, it’s up to good design to provide the impact

Race car graphics at 1/25th scale

Sign painting roots in the graphics for scale model race cars

Small signs, big messages

Strong layouts help small and secondary signs get the point across

Learning to hand letter for the second time

Bouncing back after a serious injury impairs lettering skills

What’s it cost to produce this 72-by-44-in. overlaid plywood sign?

Cutting the plywood panel to shape adds interest

Sell the subtle aspects of branding

It helps create the right image in the mind of the customer

Signs deliver powerful first impressions

Effective, appealing signs will save your client money on their marketing

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Walnut Creek, California

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Design & Price: 3D sign for a law office

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

Letters

Mike Fast, 1940–2018 Mike Fast of Andrew Mack & Son Brush Co. died September 29, 2018. Those who bought brushes from Mike or... Read More

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Before-and-after examples mean faster, easier sales

Before-and-after examples may be the fastest way to educate customers and gain their confidence during the sales process. It may be before-and-after photos... Read More

Two monitors are better than one

Small changes sometimes deliver big savings in efficiency. One example of that is using dual monitors on your computer. It may seem like... Read More

Tighten up the spacing

Let’s face it. Many signs just aren’t as easy to read as they could be. They aren’t as legible or visually strong as... Read More

How others get paid for sign design

We recently asked readers of our Trade Secrets e-letter if and how they charged for sign design. The survey was sparked by a... Read More

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