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Mark Yearwood

February 28th, 2019 by

Shop name: Yearwood Design Works Shop size: 1700 sq. ft. Age: 55 Graphics equipment: Graphtec and Roland cutters FlexiSign sign making software Photoshop… Read More

Before and after: The details make the difference

February 28th, 2019 by

It’s been said “the devil is in the details”—and this is painfully true in sign design. Those details can make the difference between… Read More

Tips for working with type in Illustrator and Photoshop

February 23rd, 2019 by

Over the years, with each upgrade, Adobe “sneaks in” some pretty cool features into their premier pair of design programs: Illustrator and Photoshop…. Read More

Letters

February 28th, 2019 by

From satellite dish to stained glass window Dear SignCraft, Recently a pastor asked my help in turning a large discarded satellite dish into… Read More

Shop Trucks

February 28th, 2019 by

Send us a photo of your shop truck today at signcraft@signcraft.com or to SignCraft, P.O. Box 60031, Fort Myers, FL 33906. Read this… Read More

Tips & Tricks

February 28th, 2019 by

Try a two-tone blackboard I’ve used a two-tone blackboard many times to add a subtle logo to signs like this. I use greenboard… Read More

CNC routing lets you sell the value that 3D adds

December 29th, 2018 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

Design & Price: Window lettering

December 29th, 2018 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 23-by-32-in. sandblasted sign?

December 27th, 2018 by

Materials: Allwood western red cedar sign blank: $130 Sandblast mask: $45 Paint: $30 Total materials: $205 Labor: Design: 20 minutes Cut panel to… Read More

Cracking the laser marking and ID market

December 29th, 2018 by

Although it’s amazing to see incredible detailed graphics, illustrations or even portraits rendered by laser, a far more common use is laser marking—identifying… Read More