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David DeMeo

North Billerica, Massachusetts

Abracadabra: Find the magic in Photoshop’s Content-Aware tools

This time-saving image editing tool is both amazing and easy to use

Wasting time, wasting materials, wasting money?

Before you put that piece of material aside for later, better read this

Why a laser fits so well in a sign shop

Combined with your skills and equipment, you get even more value from a laser

Designer at work: Curt Stenz

1970 found Curt Stenz lettering his first signs in his parents’ basement and doing posters at high school. From there it was a... Read More

Pinstriping in the sign shop

Russ Mills has included pinstriping along with his sign work for years

Design Clinic: A few recent projects

Time to put the brushes back to work

What’s it cost to produce this freestanding sign?

Digital printing and cut vinyl film combine to get the job done

A sign for the chicken house

Well, not exactly—but a chicken is the centerpiece

The responsibility of designers

Your work has the potential to change lives

Rodger MacMunn

Mountain Grove, Ontario

Design & Price: 32-sq.-ft. freestanding 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

Letters

Spared from the dumpster Dear SignCraft, Here’s a sign with a history. The redwood in this sign was from a tree that had... Read More

Shop Trucks

We’d like to see your shop vehicles!

Signs We’ve Seen

More creative sign work from SignCraft’s readers

Tips & Tricks

Timesaving shortcuts from SignCraft readers

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Do others charge for sign design?

The other day, we got an interesting email from a reader about a topic we’ve heard about many times before: Why do many... Read More

Download the plans for this terrific shop cart

There’s nothing easy or fun about lugging 4×8 sheets of sign materials around the shop. The heavier the substrate (and the older you... Read More

Tired of just breaking even? Try this.

There’s a real pearl of wisdom in the What’s It Cost to Produce this Freestanding Sign? article in the upcoming issue of SignCraft.... Read More

Get your files under control

How do you keep track of your past projects and the files, images and details that go with each one? Some shops have... Read More

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