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Practice pays off

August 30th, 2018 by

The sign trade can span a wide range of skills from hand lettering, wood carving, calligraphy, vinyl application, design, glass work, screen printing,… Read More

Substrate roundup: Balancing cost and performance

August 31st, 2018 by

Sourcelist: substrates Aluminum composite material/ACM 3A Composites USA Grimco Laminators Inc. Mitsubishi Plastic Composites Nudo Products Inc. United Industries Engraving materials Duets by… Read More

Creating textured letters with Gorilla Glue polyurethane glue

August 31st, 2018 by

Materials: Gorilla Glue No. 11 X-Acto knife Paper mixing cup, stirring sticks 2-by-4-in. corrugated plastic scraps Gold leaf Createx Pure Pigment Paint mask… Read More

Help your clients get free social media marketing

August 29th, 2018 by

One of the most fun aspects of our business is that we never know what the next project may be. The only certain… Read More

Design Clinic: Sandblasted entry sign makeover

August 28th, 2018 by

There was a time when it seemed that everyone wanted a sandblasted redwood or cedar sign. They are warm, strong, and the sandblasted… Read More

Before and after: Three redesigned truck wraps

August 29th, 2018 by

While it’s always fun to work with new businesses to engineer a new brand and truck wrap for their fledgling business, more often… Read More

Use these templates to build panelized layouts

August 29th, 2018 by

Panelized sign layouts have a history that goes back to post-war Chicago. These split panel signs generally use vibrant colors and interesting shapes… Read More

Designer at work: Randy Howe

August 31st, 2018 by

Randy Howe’s shop, Getzum Exposure, is in the small town of Port Dover on the shores of Lake Erie. It’s a small town… Read More

Stripes & Graphics: Ken Klim

August 31st, 2018 by

Along with the 4-by-8s, storefront signs and truck lettering jobs at his sign shop, Ken Klim has always done plenty of pinstriping—and automotive… Read More

Profile: Danny Dean

August 31st, 2018 by

Shop name: Dynamic Signs Design Shop size: 1200 sq. ft. Staff: Danny and Sherry Dean Age: 60 Graphics equipment: Graphtec FC-5100 cutter ULTRA-Flex… Read More