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What’s it cost to produce this 3D entrance sign?

February 23rd, 2019 by

Materials: 4-by-5-ft. 3/4-in. PVC board: $120 2-by-4-ft. 1/2-in. PVC board: $40 2-by-5-ft. ¼-in. PVC board: $30 4-by-5-ft. 4mm corrugated plastic: $7 1 quart… Read More

Finding a market for laser cutting and engraving

February 28th, 2019 by

Cutting letters and graphics for signs is a natural for the laser, but there is a lot more work out there for the… Read More

Design Clinic: Restaurant window signs

February 23rd, 2019 by

Much of my work in recent years centered around fascias and vehicle graphics, but it wasn’t always that way. In my early days,… Read More

The challenges of concept design

February 23rd, 2019 by

I often get asked if we charge for design. The answer is always “Yes!”—with one caveat. We do charge upfront for design, but… Read More

Design & Price: Truck lettering

February 28th, 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

Adapting logos to vehicles

February 23rd, 2019 by

When you think about designing wraps for vehicles, it’s akin to putting a puzzle together—making sure all the elements fit together, and making… Read More

Vince on stripes and lines

February 28th, 2019 by

Vince Balistreri was in his early 20s, doing custom paint work in a body shop, when he first tried his hand at pinstriping…. Read More

Periandros Damoulis

February 28th, 2019 by

Shop name: Senior designer at House of Signs, Frisco, Colorado and launching Periandros-Design.com Age: 54 Graphics equipment: Vectric Aspire Autodesk Artcam Pro Autodesk… Read More

Erik Dickson

February 28th, 2019 by

Shop name: Erik Dickson Shop size: 2500 sq. ft. Staff: Erik and Cheryl Dickson Age: 56 Graphics equipment: Gerber 15- and 30-in. plotters… Read More

John Liptak

February 28th, 2019 by

Shop name: Liptak Signs Shop size: 1000 sq. ft. Age: 62 Graphics equipment: ShopBot 4×8 CNC router 30-in. Graphtek plotter Online: www.liptaksigns.com This… Read More