Articles
Use our Article Index search tool to search through ALL past issues of SignCraft! Current subscribers can even read full articles from the last 35+ years right in their browser!

Search the Article Index now

Quality signs call for dependable finishes

February 28th, 2018 by

1Shot Paints Lettering and bulletin enamels, background finishes, specialty finishes www.1shot.com Akzo Nobel Base coat/clear coat paint system and single-stage finishes www.signfinishes.com Alsa… Read More

Plenty of lines for a fine old Ford

February 27th, 2018 by

When this customer first called me about pinstriping his truck, he told me he was about two hours from my shop and wanted… Read More

Product mockups are a powerful sales tool

February 28th, 2018 by

Imagine being able to show a client a variety of end products using their logo without having to actually print, cut or manufacture… Read More

Creative briefs speed the design process

February 26th, 2018 by

As designers, we’re often tasked with trying to create an image and brand for businesses. It’s a balance of trying to figure out… Read More

Layout skills set your work apart

February 28th, 2018 by

Technology has made the process of making signs easier than it was back when you had to spend years as an apprentice learning… Read More

Design Clinic: Banner makeover

February 23rd, 2018 by

How many banners do we see strung up between two posts these days? They seem to be everywhere. Crumpled, leaning to one side… Read More

Chuck Peterson

February 28th, 2018 by

Shop name: Chuck Peterson Designs Shop size: 600 sq. ft. Age: 64 Graphics equipment: Gerber Signmaker IVB Gerber Edge printer Gerber Omega software… Read More

Design a winning trade show booth

February 26th, 2018 by

I’ve heard it said many times that creating a sign or display is much more difficult when we do it for ourselves. I’m… Read More

Don Edwards

February 28th, 2018 by

Shop name: Knightworks Design Shop size: 2900 sq. ft. Staff: 3 Age: 60 Graphics equipment: Roland True-Vis printer/cutter Online: www.knightworks.ca Don and his… Read More

Russ Mills

February 28th, 2018 by

Shop name: Russ Mills Signs Shop size: 1300 sq. ft. Age: 53 Graphics equipment: 30-in. Summa plotter SignLab software Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop… Read More