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CNC-routed graphics deliver value

May 1st, 2018 by

These companies offer products for CNC sign production and reach sign pros through SignCraft: CNC equipment AXYZ www.axyz.com CAMaster Industries www.camaster.com Gerber Scientific… Read More

Organizing and backing up your clipart and photos

May 1st, 2018 by

More than likely, you have a large inventory of clipart you’ve purchased over the years. But, there’s a catch. The more you buy,… Read More

Overcoming white truck syndrome

April 30th, 2018 by

If a small business owner needs a new truck and wants to make a good deal on one, it’s probably going to be… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 26-by-40-in. sign?

April 30th, 2018 by

Materials: Substrate: $19.33 Cast metallic gold vinyl (4 ft. x 15 in.): $5.71 Cast white vinyl (4 ft. x 15 in.): $5.01 Removable… Read More

Laser-cut T-shirt transfer film

May 1st, 2018 by

Another of the tasks a laser cutter/engraver excels at is cutting heat transfer stencils for sportswear graphics. The laser’s ability to cut extremely… Read More

Design Clinic: 4×8 for an art gallery

April 30th, 2018 by

The best laid plans sometimes do not work out well when art and artists are involved. One group specializes in one type of… Read More

Trademark basics: What you need to know

April 30th, 2018 by

As designers, we share a responsibility in making sure we have a basic understanding of the laws surrounding the creation of artwork and… Read More

A big project done on “island time”

May 1st, 2018 by

Many projects can seem to take a long time in our shop, but a recently completed job holds the all-time record! They say… Read More

Joel Lunsford

May 1st, 2018 by

Shop name: Lunsford Sign Works Shop size: 5000 sq. ft. Staff: Joel and Janette Lunsford Age: 46 Graphics equipment: Multicam 5 x 10… Read More

Designer at work: Karen Souza

May 1st, 2018 by

Over 40 years ago, Karen Souza started creating a market for her brand of vehicle lettering in and around the small town of… Read More