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Design & Price: 4-by-10-ft. storefront sign

December 31st, 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

Designing successful racecar graphics

December 31st, 2019 by

At 15, Braun Bleamer was in the graphics program at his local vo-tech school, but not sure what he wanted to do. He… Read More

Variety is the spice of life

December 18th, 2019 by

The best advice I’ve ever gotten in my business career was from the manager of the used semi truck department at a Volvo… Read More

Step up your photo game!

December 18th, 2019 by

After all of the effort it takes to design, sell, fabricate and install a “sign masterpiece”, you would think most sign shops would… Read More

Your customer’s brand deserves its own unique colors

December 16th, 2019 by

Whenever we’re designing a new brand for a client, we’re always talking to them about the importance of owning their brand colors. I… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 24-by-30-in. sandblasted sign?

December 16th, 2019 by

Materials: Western red cedar: $250 (material, shipping, planing and joining) Sandblast mask: $65 Gold leaf: $85 Paint and misc: $50 Total materials: $450… Read More

Design Clinic: Fascia sign makeover

December 16th, 2019 by

When someone who is a consultant by profession comes in for a sign, I’m always concerned if they will be on the alert… Read More

Signs can tell a powerful story

December 18th, 2019 by

At our shop we consider ourselves, above all else, visual storytellers. When a new client approaches us for a sign we listen carefully… Read More

Dave Sautter

December 31st, 2019 by

Shop name: Dave Couch Signs Shop size: 2000 sq. ft. total Staff: Five plus Dave Age: 53 Graphics equipment: Roland 54-in. printer/cutter Graphtec… Read More

David Adrian Smith

December 31st, 2019 by

Shop name: David Adrian Smith, Traditional Ornamental Glass Artist Studio size: 1200 sq. ft. Age: 51 Graphics equipment: Summa 610 cutter Gerber Omega… Read More