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CNC routers mean new opportunities

August 29th, 2020 by

Sourcelist These companies offer products for CNC sign production and reach sign pros through SignCraft: CNC equipment AXYZ CAMaster Industries Gerber Scientific Products… Read More

Tips from 55 years of sign painting

August 22nd, 2020 by

Back when every sign was hand painted every day, sign painters were expected to do a job right the first time, as efficiently… Read More

Lines, Harleys and blues in Durango

August 29th, 2020 by

On his Facebook page, Kirk James’s subtitle says, “Plays blues guitar, rides Harleys and pinstripes hot rods!” That pretty well sums it up…. Read More

Making the most of initial-based brands

August 29th, 2020 by

For most sign shops, company names that use initials can be the most challenging to build brands for. Many clients come to us… Read More

Designers at work: Ralph Toews and Sons

August 29th, 2020 by

When he was about 15, Ralph Toews rode his bike to the sign shop of John Henry Friesen, an outstanding sign painter whose… Read More

A sign-making family builds an inn

August 29th, 2020 by

The Hazelnut Inn project has now been underway for four long years. The inn is on the grounds of our shop and will… Read More

Get the letter spacing right

August 29th, 2020 by

Computer fonts are typically designed with a generous number of “kerning pairs”. Kerning refers to the spacing between any two letters in a… Read More

Design & Price: Boat lettering

August 29th, 2020 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

Joe and Sandy Paffoon

August 29th, 2020 by

Shop name: Boardwalk Designs Shop size: 5000 sq. ft. Staff: 10 Age: Joe is 69 Graphics equipment: Two HP latex printers Two Gerber… Read More

Kevin Woolbert

August 29th, 2020 by

Shop name: Second Wind Signs Shop size: 2000 sq. ft. Age: 54 Graphics equipment: Roland printer ShopBot CNC router 24-in. Graphtec cutter Online:… Read More