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Design drives successful digital prints

August 27th, 2019 by

To say digital printing is everywhere would be an understatement. Vehicle wraps, flat signs, wall coverings, floor graphics, stickers, windows—it’s everywhere and then… Read More

Nostalgia race cars deserve classic hand lettered graphics

August 26th, 2019 by

With the recent surge in popularity over the last few years of restoring old drag cars, hand-painted lettering has become much more valuable… Read More

The power of before-and-after

August 26th, 2019 by

As designers and artistic people, I think it comes naturally for most of us to view the existing logos, signs and truck wraps… Read More

Today’s tools for learning

August 26th, 2019 by

When you’re learning to hand letter, there’s not much of a replacement for watching a skilled craftsperson lay down perfect strokes with a… Read More

Combining traditional skills and today’s technology

August 26th, 2019 by

I turned 65 this past year—an age when most think seriously about retiring. Not me! I enjoy what I do far too much…. Read More

Design Clinic: New design for a truck fleet

August 26th, 2019 by

Long-established companies are some of the more difficult clients to get to make changes in their outward appearance. You’ve heard the adage, “If… Read More

Design & Price: 3D residential sign

August 27th, 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

What’s it cost to produce this 48-by-42-in. 3D sign?

August 26th, 2019 by

Materials: HDU board: $215 Paint and misc: $144 Total materials: $359 Labor: Sales/design/file prep: 3 hours Precut panels to shape: 1 hour Finish… Read More

Art Amerman

August 27th, 2019 by

Shop name: A&A Signs Shop size: 1400 sq. ft. Age: 62 Graphics equipment: Roland SP540 printer Summa S-class 48-in. plotter EMseal laminator Roland… Read More

Jeff Cahill

August 27th, 2019 by

If your SignCraft collection goes back that far, you’ll find Jeff Cahill on the cover of the Summer 1983 issue, along with a… Read More