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From Blanded to Branded: Don’t blend in. Stand out.

June 20th, 2019 by

About nine months ago, an HVAC contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, reached out to us to discuss the idea of renaming and rebranding his… Read More

Use paints and finishes to add value

June 26th, 2019 by

Source list: Paints and finishes 1Shot Paints: Lettering and bulletin enamels, background finishes, specialty finishes www.1shot.com Akzo Nobel: Base coat/clear coat paint system… Read More

Adding a large format printer? Ramp up your Photoshop skills

June 20th, 2019 by

Considering purchasing a large format printer? There are a lot of manufacturers and models to choose from. You’ll surely make an informed decision…. Read More

Create a finish with the look of brass or pewter

June 26th, 2019 by

The look metal makes for an interesting effect on letters and graphics, and we like to use that. Here’s our formula for a… Read More

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

June 20th, 2019 by

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

Design Clinic: Revamping the pet salon sign

June 20th, 2019 by

Getting a call to step in and “spruce up a fading sign” can be a daunting task to say the least. How many… Read More

My dimensional sign making roots

June 20th, 2019 by

Sign makers I meet often comment about how they would love to do the kind of work we do in our shop instead… Read More

Learning to letter and stripe: The beautiful struggle

June 20th, 2019 by

There is nothing more discouraging than the struggles of a beginner. Nothing more frustrating than the fact that those struggles will always be… Read More

The ones that got away

June 20th, 2019 by

Most of us do a lot of signs that are what I call “professional.” It’s a clean, legible design that delivers the message… Read More

Raychel O’Donoghue

June 26th, 2019 by

Shop name: Lexington Signs and Graphics Shop size: 2000 sq. ft. Staff: Two, part-time Graphics equipment: Roland VG-540 printer/cutter Graphtec 30-in. plotter Online:… Read More