Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
For Bob, doing garment printing while working his way through college was his doorway to the sign business. He went on to apprentice as a sign painter. Working in sign shops taught him most aspects of sign making, and he went on to learn neon bending. He launched Bob’s Signs in 1984, creating a diverse graphics business that’s still growing.
Signs and more:
1200 sq. ft.
Three plus Bob
2-by-3-ft. Laguna IQ Pro CNC router
30-in. Roland VersaCAMM digital printer
80- and 100-watt GCC Laser Pro laser cutter/engravers
4-by-4-ft. PlasmaCAM plasma cutter
4-head embroidery machine
Two screenprinting carousels
Sign Wizard software
We’re getting ready to break ground on a 3000-sq.-ft. shop. We’ll finally have enough room—or at least I think so! [Laughing.] Right now the sign shop is in a 30-by-40-ft. building, and I have multiple outbuildings on the property where we do the engraving and embroidery work. It’s two acres that we’ve taken to calling “The Compound”.