Design & Price: Graphics for a small fleet of dump trucks

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 produce this partial vehicle wrap?

Materials: Film, laminate and ink: $455 Cut vinyl and premask: $43 Total: $498 Labor: Set up and panel artwork: 1 hour Production: 5... Read More

Logo design: Who is your target audience?

As logo designers, we’re often asked to balance the perceived requirements or design parameters of the business owner with the needs of their... Read More

Step-by-step: Building monument cabinet signs

Have you ever had a customer who wanted more than a 4-by-8-ft. plywood sign mounted to a couple posts, but didn’t have the... Read More

Color contrast helps cure ailing layouts

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. It seems like weeks go by, then before you know it, the seasons have... Read More

Ask the right questions to speed the design phase

When it comes to finalizing a design for your clients—whether for their sign, truck lettering or logo—the sooner you can get it signed... Read More

Design & Price: Vehicle wrap for a VW Beetle

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 produce this sandblasted sign?

Material Costs: 80-lb 1.5-in. HDU: $50 Roller cover, sandblast mask, etc.: $60 Latex paint: $30 Subcontract sandblasting: $60 Total: $200 Labor: Create design:... Read More

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Letters – November 2021

The Sign Pricing Guide online calculator is up to date! We recently updated it and were surprised at the price increases for so... Read More

Profile: Alex Kurakake

Shop name: Smart Alex Signs Age: 29 Shop size: 1000 sq. ft. Online: https://smartalexsigns.com/ Instagram: @smart_alex_signs When Alex walked into Los Angeles Trade... Read More

Step by step: Making a replica of a vintage glass sign

A few years ago, the local public library contacted Duncan Wilkie of Comsign in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. While going through their vault, they... Read More

Put a curve on that monument

One of the factors that contribute to a sign failing to draw the reader’s eye is visual monotony. And since most signs are... Read More

Tips & Tricks: A background outline adds to the 3D effect

Flat letters and graphics look great on CNC carved or textured backgrounds but adding CNC cut letters over the base letter can really... Read More

Profile: Richard Flint

Shop name: Flint Signs Shop size: Approx. 1000 sq. ft. Age: 65 Graphics equipment: FlexiSign Pro software 24-in. Gerber Plotters Chisels and quality... Read More

17 tips for easier sign sales

I’d like to share some of what I learned as “on-the-job training” over the last thirty years in outside sales and design in... Read More

Profile: Cam Sauder

Cam Sauder Palmerston, Ontario, Canada   Read this article and many more like it with a membership to SignCraft.Already a SignCraft.com Member? Click... Read More

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