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Using structural frames for high-density urethane signs

May 20th, 2022 by

One popular method of strengthening high-density urethane (HDU) sign panels is to laminate the sign face to another substrate to get the structural… Read More

Moving from sign shop to marketing firm

May 13th, 2022 by

Here at SignCraft, we frequently hear from sign makers who find their business changing. Some are seeing it start to happen on its… Read More

What’s it cost to produce these three jobsite signs?

May 6th, 2022 by

A local construction company that’s just starting out needed a few basic jobsite signs. They had a few remodeling jobs underway, but were… Read More

Quality design is no secret

April 15th, 2022 by

Mark Yearwood, Yearwood Signs & Graphics, Weatherford, Oklahoma We all know someone who seems to have been born with a “silver spoon in… Read More

Hand lettering a vintage boat

April 14th, 2022 by

I live in North Wales, not far from a popular tourist attraction, called the Llangollen Canal. Originally used as a means of shipping… Read More

Mockups sell designs

April 8th, 2022 by

More tips to help you get the logo approved Communication: Have conversations up front about who their new logo should be targeting. Find out… Read More

How to get sign code variances

April 7th, 2022 by

So your client needs more or bigger signs than the sign code allows. Or signs closer to the road. Or a different type… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this way-finding sign?

April 1st, 2022 by

One of the hardest-working types of signs is the everyday way-finding sign that guides people through a building or around a campus. They… Read More

Design & Price: Box truck graphics

March 25th, 2022 by

In every issue, SignCraft gave a few sign makers an imaginary project. We asked them to do a sketch of the sign they… Read More

Think before you compress or extend that font

March 18th, 2022 by

Choosing the correct font can be an overwhelming task for the professional designer. When faced with the ever-growing list of fonts to choose… Read More

Know your substrate options

March 11th, 2022 by

It takes creativity to decipher what a customer really wants or needs, creativity to come up with a design, and creativity to make… Read More

What’s it cost to produce four 2-by-3-ft. sandblasted signs?

March 4th, 2022 by

I did my first sandblasted signs back in 1973 at Cal Neon in San Diego, the first sign shop I worked in. I… Read More